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Bill Draheim is located in Rockwall, TX where he is a sail consultant for Quantum Sails. Bill is also available by appointment for individual consultations and other services in Northern Texas including:

  • New sails
  • Sail pick-up and drop-off
  • On-board sail evaluations & consultations
  • Sail service
  • Canvas
  • Re-cuts
  • Other technical support

One design championship sailor Bill Draheim got his start in sailmaking at age 18 when he spent a year learning the business from Bruce Goldsmith, winner of multiple national and world championships, and a Pan-American Games Gold Medalist. From there, Bill attended the University of Texas, where he was named a Collegiate All-American Sailor. Bill went on to do an Olympic campaign in the 470 class where he was coached by Dave Ullman.

Following his Olympic years, Bill worked for Dave Ullman at his loft in Newport Beach before establishing his own sail loft in Rockwall, Texas. Over the course of his 30 years in sailmaking and competitive racing, Bill has also devoted himself to providing a high level of support and education for his clients.

As a Quantum Sail Consultant, Bill will be supporting a number of one design classes including the J/22s, Thistle, Flying Scot, VX and others as well as working with bigger racing boats and cruising clients.

Bill continues to be based in Rockwall, helping to extend the sales, service, and support provided by Quantum Sails Gulf Coast in Seabrook, TX.

Career highlights
• Named Collegiate All-American at The University of Texas (1983)
• Winner of U.S. Sailing Singlehanded Championship (O'Day cup)
• Two-time winner of U.S. Sailing Championship of Champions
• Five-time member of the U.S. Sailing Team in the 470 class
• Winner of close to twenty National Championships in classes including J/22, Thistle, Flying Scot, MC and others
• Two-time finalist for U.S. Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
• Current VX National Champion
• Current MC Midwinter Champion
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