Chris Sherlock takes over Doyle Sails Palma

By | February 9, 2018

Chris Sherlock on board superyacht Leopard 3 at the finish of the Sydney-Hobart race

Doyle, global leaders in high performance sails as well as having a reputation for being proven innovators with new technology, announced today breaking new developments for its presence in the evolving Palma market.

Doyle Sails International is owned and led by the team of Mike Sanderson, Richard Bouzaid and David Duff.

Chris Sherlock, world renowned superyacht Captain and Skipper of the many famous Leopard campaigns, has invested into the co-ownership of the Doyle Palma business together with Doyle Sails International, and will lead the Palma business as Managing Director, along with other industry leaders soon to be announced.

Mike Sanderson, owner and CEO of the Doyle International, commented; “Since our new leadership announcement back in June 2017, we have been looking closely at all of our key markets and our overall global & local loft presence in order to ensure that we are working with the best people, able to deliver the best technology and products, through the best service in all of our markets. To announce today the new Doyle Sails Palma loft soon to open under the ownership and Managing Directorship of Chris Sherlock is incredibly exciting.

“Our presence in Palma has been under review for some time, given the importance of this location, and the growing number of superyacht and grand prix customers operating out of Palma and the surrounding areas. To have a sailmaker, sailor and superyacht captain invest with us (along with more exciting partners soon to be announced) in servicing the Palma region of Chris’s calibre and experience is going to take Doyle Sails Palma to a whole new level of expertise and experience and one that we are very proud to be working with him on.”

Chris Sherlock started working in the sail making industry at the tender age of 15 working in Fremantle, Australia, before he moved to the UK in 1992 for the Round Britain and Ireland race and never left! He worked for 25 years continuously with superyacht owner Mike Slade running all of their maxi yacht Leopard programmes, racking up an impressive 300,000 nautical miles and over 30 transatlantics, as well as leading an operations and sailing team of 30 people across race events, charters and corporate guest management programmes.

Chris Sherlock was today announced as the new co-owner and managing director of Doyle Sails Palma, extending the global and local business development platform for Doyle Sails International.

Doyle, global leaders in high performance sails as well as a reputation for being proven innovators with new technology, announced today breaking new developments for its presence in the evolving Palma market. Doyle Sails International is owned and led by the team of Mike Sanderson, Richard Bouzaid and David Duff.

Chris Sherlock, world renowned superyacht Captain and Skipper of the many famous Leopard campaigns, has invested into the co-ownership of the Doyle Palma business together with Doyle Sails International, and will lead the Palma business as Managing Director, along with other industry leaders soon to be announced.

Mike Sanderson, owner and CEO of the Doyle International, commented; “Since our new leadership announcement back in June 2017, we have been looking closely at all of our key markets and our overall global & local loft presence in order to ensure that we are working with the best people, able to deliver the best technology and products, through the best service in all of our markets.

“To announce today the new Doyle Sails Palma loft soon to open under the ownership and Managing Directorship of Chris Sherlock is incredibly exciting.

“Our presence in Palma has been under review for some time, given the importance of this location, and the growing number of superyacht and grand prix customers operating out of Palma and the surrounding areas. To have a sailmaker, sailor and superyacht captain invest with us (along with more exciting partners soon to be announced) in servicing the Palma region of Chris’s calibre and experience is going to take Doyle Sails Palma to a whole new level of expertise and experience and one that we are very proud to be working with him on.”

Chris Sherlock started working in the sailmaking industry at the tender age of 15 working in Fremantle, Australia, before he moved to the UK in 1992 for the Round Britain and Ireland race and never left!

He worked for 25 years continuously with superyacht owner Mike Slade running all of their maxi yacht Leopard programmes, racking up an impressive 300,000 nautical miles and over 30 transatlantics, as well as leading an operations and sailing team of 30 people across race events, charters and corporate guest management programmes.

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