Patroklos “Pat” Tahtatzis grew up around sound lofts. His father opened his own loft in 1979, and in 1998 Pat joined the family business making sails. The pair affiliated with Quantum Sails in 2000, and soon after Pat travelled to Annapolis, Maryland to learn the art of sail design from Quantum’s leading designers. Since 2004, Pat has been designing sails for a range of boats, from 30–60 foot racing boats to 30–140 foot cruising boats. Pat specializes in sails for the Beneteau First range, as well as fast, medium-size racing boats, like the IMX 38, IMX 40, ILC 40, Comet 41 and 45, Corel 45, Rodman 42, Mumm 36 and Grand Soleil 42R. His expertise is in VPP analysis and certificate analysis in ORC boats. “My favorite part of designing sails is when I see my designs on the water winning in high-level competition, such as at worlds, Europeans and local championships,” Pat said. Some of his completed projects have won the Rolex Middle Sea Race, including the Farr 52 in 2012. Pat enjoys big boat sailing, with many wins in local and European offshore regattas.