The Team

Phone:+64 (0) 9 820 9140

Richard Bouzaid

Head of Design | Director

The Bouzaid name is well known throughout the world's sailing fraternity. Richard's grandfather, Leo Bouzaid also started a sailmaking company in the early 1920's and his father Chris learned the trade and continued with the company merging with an international group in the 1970's.

Richard has been involved with America's Cup, Volvo 60 and Grand Prix campaigns as well as most One Design classes. As head designer at Doyle NZ and Doyle International, Richard's wealth of experience offers significant advantages for Doyle customers. As one of the world's leading sail designers, Richard's technical knowledge and his experience with winning designs extends through both the local keelboat and international racing arenas.

Richard also has thousands of miles of offshore cruising experience under his belt so is equally equipped to be able to help all sailors.