Quantum Sails Gulf Coast


1606 First Street
Seabrook, TX 77586


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Main: 281-474-4168
Fax: 281-474-3256


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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About Quantum Sails Gulf Coast

It’s one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails Gulf Coast 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 advisers, 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.

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
  • Canvas Repairs

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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Farley Fontenot

Farley is a lifelong, world-class sailor with more than 30 years of experience as one of the world’s top sailmakers and yacht racers. In 1985, Farley teamed up with John Kolius and started UK Sails Texas. The loft became the premier sail maker on the Gulf Coast and gained international recognition for its success in Grand Prix events. In 1996, Farley co-founded Quantum Sails and now serves as Executive Vice President.

Among his many accomplishments, Farley is a two-time member of the J/24 world championship team and has sailed aboard the winner of the Southern Ocean Racing Conference, the International 50’ class world champion, and the One Design 48 circuit season champion. He and Kolius teamed up again on the water and have won the J/80 North Americans, taking second at the J/80 Worlds.

Farley coaches many Melges 32 teams, races on RP 86 Windquest, and races his own Viper 640.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Executive Vice President
  • Current Town: Seabrook
Career highlights
  • Annapolis-Newport
  • Newport-Bermuda
  • One Design 35 Circuit
  • Trans Pac
  • Kenwood Cup
  • San Francisco Big Boat Series
  • Maxi Boat World Championship
  • One Ton Worlds
  • Ultimate 30 Pro Series
  • One Ton North Americans
  • MORC Internationals
  • Japan Cup
  • Geelong Race Week
  • Block Island Race Week
  • World Match Racing Series
  • Whitby Island Race Week
  • Farr 40 AC Trails
  • J-109 NA Champion
  • TP 52 Windquest
  • Chicago and Port Huron to Mac
  • Hamilton Island Race Week
Alan Woodyard

Alan Woodyard grew up near the mouth of the Susquehanna River at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, but he didn’t discover sailing until he was 21 years old. In college, he became fascinated with the sport and started boat hopping as a novice crew member. A couple of years later, he enrolled at the Chapman School of Seamanship.

After attending seamanship school, he sought opportunities for long-distance cruising on ocean crossings. For five years, he took extended live-aboard crew positions on different boats. It was during that time that he realized he had found his calling.
He went on to complete three ocean crossings, two as the sole crew member responsible for everything from sail handling to engine maintenance, as well as dealing with any problems that unexpectedly arose. He visited 15 countries and sailed the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, but, more importantly, he learned everything he could about sailing.

“I was exposed to every facet of boat maintenance, refitting, and outfitting that can occur on an average yacht, and I loved the process, the constant education of it, and the satisfaction derived from a completed project or improvement,” said Woodyard. One such project was fabricating new hatch covers, which started him on the path to sail lofts and sailmaking. He eventually found himself at the Quantum Annapolis loft, an opportunity we has thrilled to have.

"Quantum is a great company. Literally everyone – from the collegiate sailor working in the loft for the summer to the CEO – has a passion for the marine industry and an expertise gained from real experience," said Woodyard. After working several years in Annapolis, he made the transition to Loft Service Manager at the Quantum Gulf Coast loft in Seabrook, Texas.

"As the Loft Service Manager, I am making it my goal to grow the service loft into the go-to crew for top-notch sail repair and beautiful marine canvas that is built to last," said Woodyard. "But even more importantly, I will make it my responsibility to exceed the expectations of our customers, and raise the bar for superior sail and canvas service in the Gulf Coast region."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Service Manager
  • Current Town: Seabrook
Bill Draheim

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.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Rockwall, 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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