Quantum Sails Gulf Coast


1606 1st St
Seabrook, TX 77586


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Main: 281-474-4168


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.

Choose a Team Member

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
Johnnie Ray Moore

Johnnie Ray Moore

Johnnie Ray Moore has lived on the coast of Texas his entire life, spending time in the local waters since he was a child. New to the sailing scene, Johnnie grew up surfing the waters of Galveston Island and in his adult years boating as much as possible. From 2000 to 2010, Johnnie participated in local charity surfing tournaments. "I have an amazing family and am a family man to the roots. I am excited to be a part of the Quantum team and can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead!"

Basic info
  • Position: Service Technician/Sailmaker
Rese McLaughlin

Rese McLaughlin

With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, Rese McLaughlin keeps things running smoothly at the Seabrook Loft. Her ability to manage projects and her deep knowledge of the industry means that the team can effectively meet the needs of local cruisers, racers, and daysailors. Texas born and raised, McLaughlin has done a little bit of everything, from making spinnakers to working on the repair floor. Her unmatched understanding of how a loft works makes her a valuable resource to our team as well as to our customers.

Basic info
  • Position: Office Manager

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