Team Profiles

Carefully assembled, we are pleased to introduce the Reichel/Pugh team.


Anthony Beale

Senior Design, Naval Architecture & Project Management

Originally from New Orleans, Tony earned his degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute in N.Y. His studies have been refined with years of experience as a naval architect in the commercial/navy vessel industry. Tony’s extensive racing history complements his professional skills and provides a strong background for yacht design. Tony joined Reichel/Pugh in 2005.



David Oliver

Design, Naval Architecture & Structural Engineering

David grew up sailing dinghies and keelboats from a young age in Connecticut before attending the University of Michigan. He graduated with a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and joined Reichel/Pugh in 2014 after previous work in both yacht design and commercial shipping. David brings a broad set of skills encompassing both structural engineering and yacht design concepts combined with extensive racing experience around the country, including four years of college sailing.



Will Cyr

Structural Engineering & Naval Architecture

Born and raised in the Midwest, Will Cyr started sailing at the age of five aboard a family sailboat. He grew up racing around the country in various dinghies while campaigning keelboats on distance races concurrently. Will graduated from the University of Michigan’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program. As a college sailor, he was named an All-Conference skipper twice and represented his team at national championships for team racing, offshore, and match racing. As a new addition to the team in 2015, Will brings structural design experience from the defense and commercial industries.



Dan Flanigan

Structural Engineering & Naval Architecture

Originally from Tiverton, Rhode Island, Dan graduated Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Southampton in Yacht and Small Craft Design. Through a summer with the Oakcliff sailing program, he learned the skills required to run a professional race team from logistical planning, to navigation, and hands-on composite construction. Dan brings with him ocean racing experience including the Marblehead to Halifax race and a win in the RORC Transatlantic race.



Adrian Sawyer

Structural Design & Materials Engineering

Initially from Newark, Delaware, Adrian grew up sailing dinghies and multihulls before earning a master’s degree in Mechanical and Composites Engineering from the University of Delaware. He brings to Reichel/Pugh a strong background in high-performance structures design from multiple Southern California aerospace and material startup companies. He is well-versed in leading-edge composites manufacturing methods, program management, and full-cycle product development. Adrian also leads R/P’s FEA engineering support, specializing in global load analysis, structural topology and composite ply-by-ply optimization.



Kate Sheahan

Design & Project Management

A native of Annapolis, Kate grew up campaigning one-design sailboats, earning several world titles in addition to distance records. She holds a masters degree in Architectural Design through the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Pennsylvania. Leveraging her background in architecture, industrial design and creative direction she collaborates on the design and styling for new yachts, as well as chronicles Reichel/Pugh’s rich design, engineering and racing history. Kate joined Reichel/Pugh in 2006.