Quantum Sails Chicago

Address:

524 West 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
USA

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Phone

Main: 312-225-0801
Fax: 312-225-0804

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Weekends by appointment

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About Quantum Sails Chicago

It’s one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails Chicago we go even further by making your challenges our own. With superior and personalized customer service, our sail consultants are with you every step of the way as loyal advisors, friends, and fellow sailors.

In our Service Department, we provide a full range of professional sail care and repair services for sails and canvas – from simple repairs to precise sail re-cuts. The first step for any project is an understanding of your needs and an evaluation in order to provide you with an accurate, up-front estimate of time and cost.

Because of our unique geographical location, we service several states, covering the southern end of Lake Michigan up to Muskegon, as far south as Tennessee, north to Wisconsin and Minnesota, and west to Missouri and Iowa. At distant locations, Quantum offers pick-up and drop-off services in cooperation with local marine providers or can help arrange shipping from your location. Contact a member of our service team at (312) 225-0801 to discuss your needs.

Services Include

  • Multipoint Inspections
  • Sail Repairs
  • Annual Sail & Canvas Maintenance
  • Sail Removal & Installation
  • Sail Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Sail and Canvas Washing
  • Canvas Waterproofing
  • Sail Mildew Removal, Mitigation and Prevention
  • Same Day/Overnight Repair Services
  • Precision Sail Recuts
  • Sail Conversions
  • Sail/Hardware Upgrades
  • New Canvas
  • Rigging

Meet Your Quantum Team

At Quantum, we’re connected to sailors everywhere by our love of sailing and the belief that facing a challenge head on is infinitely rewarding. With a desire to serve and problem-solving approach, our local team is dedicated to being a trusted resource for all your sailing needs. We look forward to earning your business.

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Keith Church

Keith “KC” Church grew up in Rhode Island and spent his youth sailing on everything from 70’ Schooners to 18’ Skiffs, including yachts that he built at Narragansett Shipwrights. An avid frostbite sailor, he raced Sunfish and Penguins, and continued frostbiting in the Laser and Vanguard 15 fleets when he moved to Chicago in 1983.

An active participant in Chicago’s yacht racing community, KC started the Chicago International Wooden Boat and Sail Boat Show, which was held at Navy Pier. He has extensive knowledge of marine hardware and its application, and was instrumental in the development of Crowley’s Yacht Yard’s retail business for nine years. KC has a long-running relationship with boat builders on the East Coast, and was Marketing Director at eSailing Yachts, builder of the e33 33’ day sailer.

In 2009, KC decided to explore another side of the sailing industry and joined Quantum Sails Chicago. With more than 40 years of marine industry experience, he’s always focused on helping his customers get the most from their boats, sails, and sailing experiences. At Quantum Sails, he continues to provide the best service and products to help his customers achieve their goals.

“As your Quantum Sails contact, I have access to some of the most talented people in the industry,” said KC, “as well as being empowered to customize and supply my friends and customers with extremely durable and well-designed products to fit a variety of budgets.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Chicago
Dave Gerber

Dave Gerber is an experienced sailing professional, coach and instructor now based in Chicago where he continues to offer technical sales support and consultation for Quantum® sails.

Dave started working with Quantum Sails president Ed Reynolds in Northern Michigan before Quantum existed. They started together at Reynolds Sail Company in Traverse City and then worked with Sobstad Sails and Shore Sails before Reynolds co-founded Quantum Sails in 1996.

In 2007, Dave left the sailmaking world to sail and coach professionally. He's won multiple national, North American, and world championships in J/22, J/24, J/111, Melges 24 and Farr 40 classes.

In 2017, Dave returned to Quantum Sails dividing his time between Northern Michigan and Chicago to provide technical support and sail consultations. He uses his diverse experience to help clients get the most out of their time on the water. "One thing I truly enjoy about sailing is coaching and instructing new sailors," said Dave. "It's wonderful to see someone you taught succeed at sailing."

Along with his Quantum responsibilities, Dave is the Sailing Director for the Chicago Yacht Club.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Technical Sales Support & Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Chicago
Fluency

English

A born traveler, Todd Basch—"Basch"—went to Alaska for work and adventure following high school on the East Coast. Winter pending, he flew to Hawaii for its warmth, and found sailing. Or sailing found him. Crewing charter trimarans in the substantial seas between the islands established the foundation of his love of sailboats. Continuing his travels, he worked for a sailing charter company in St. Thomas, maintaining boats and escorting charterers, and at the end of the season joined a crew to deliver an Ocean 71 to Southampton, England. Following another season, Basch joined the crew of the Harvey Gamage to deliver the vintage schooner to Gloucester, Massachusetts.

A passion became a livelihood when Basch worked in his first loft in San Francisco in 1986. Since then, he has worked in lofts in Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Antigua, France, and England. Attracted by the size and complexity of mega yachts, Basch became a specialist in super yacht sail construction and installation. He trimmed main for the one and only race of M5, the largest sloop in the world. He raced a vintage 12 Meter at the America Cup Jubilee in 2001, and has sailed in both the Bermuda and Halifax ocean races.

"Quantum combines the sophistication of grand prix technology with a commitment to the practical needs of day sailors and ocean cruisers on every size of boat," says Basch. "The company's depth of experience and devotion to sailors inspires solutions for every client.

I have had the privilege of building sails for and sailing with all kinds of sailors in all kinds of places. The first order of business with any sailor is to understand their boat and their sailing preferences. Sailboats are personal. At its best, my range of experience opens my mind to the needs of a particular sailor."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Service Manager
  • Current Town: Chicago
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