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Quantum Sails Detroit

Address:

28021 Harper Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48081
USA

Email

Contact this loft

Phone

Main: 586-404-5120

Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:30pm
Weekends and evenings by appointment

New sails

About Quantum Sails Detroit

It's one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails Detroit 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
  • New Sails
  • Sail and Canvas Washing
  • Sail Mildew Removal, Mitigation and Prevention
  • Precision Sail Recuts

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.

Choose a Team Member

Al Declercq

Throughout his career, Al Declercq has raced in several notable offshore events including the Fastnet, Transpac, Newport to Bermuda, Miami to Jamica, and Marblehead-Halifax. He has raced in 53 Port Huron to Mackinac races and 42 Chicago to Mackinac races, winning a total of 28 times.

Al has sailed over 75,000 miles all over the world. His extensive knowledge of offshore sailing makes him well suited to help any customer overcome their challenges.

Basic info
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Wally Cross

Wally started building sails in 1973 to pay for college, and over the years has had the opportunity to work with seven different sail making companies before joining Quantum.


During his years in the sailing business, Wally has raced many types of small boats, as well as sailing the Flying Dutchman in the 1980 Olympic Trials. He was involved with the winning boats in many national championships before shifting his focus to offshore one design boats. He's participated in six Canada Cups, 25 Key West racing events, over 40 Mackinac races, and hundreds of traveling regattas. Today, Wally spends his time racing a variety of boats, including large offshore boats, the Melges 20, Melges 24, and Melges 32 classes, and local offshore one designs, like the J/111 and Beneteau 36.7.


Wally enjoys mixing his sail making knowledge with all the other pieces of sailing, such as rig, trim, and sail settings, to not only make the boats sail faster, but to help people get the most enjoyment from their boats.

Basic info
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Career highlights
  • Raced 470 and Fireball in late 60's. North American Champ
  • Thistle Midwinter champ with 115 boat fleet in 1975
  • 2nd Olympic Trials for 1980 Olympics
  • J/24 North American Champ as crew with Larry Klein 1982
  • Raced Farr 40 class for 15 years, North American Champ on Heartbreaker 2002
  • Sailed over 80 Mackinac Races
  • Sailed five Bermuda Races
  • Sailed three Pineapple Cup races to Jamaica
  • Mediterranean Baltic 45 Race Series (2008-2011)
  • Sailed three Transpac races on Bretwalda (2013, 2017,2019)
  • Sailed three Cabo races on Bretwalda (2013, 2017,2019)
  • Sailed two Puerto Vallarta races on Bretwalda (2014, 2018)
  • Won two North American Championships on J/111 ( 2014, 2015)
  • Sailed 100,000 Ocean Miles
  • Sailing Director at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (2014)
  • Sailmaker since 1973
Bora Gulari

Bora Gulari started windsurfing when he was only four years old because his parents both surfed and he wanted to join them. While Bora was working on his degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, he would often make jabs at the bartender of the hotel he worked at that windsufing was better than sailing. Eventually, Bora was invited to go boat racing.


"I loved it," said Bora. "I became obsessed."


Bora followed that obsession to two Moth World Championships and a 2009 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award. In 2016 he was invited to join Quantum Racing for the 2017 season. Bora is currently very active in many one design classes including the Moth and Melges 24. He brings incredible sailing and design experience to the Quantum team. In collaboration with lofts in Traverse City and Muskegon, MI, Bora is uniquely positioned to assist the Great Lakes sailor.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant & Sail Designer
  • Current Town: Detroit, MI
Matt Koch

Matt started sailing at North Star Junior Sailing Club near Detroit, MI when he was 12. He enjoyed his time on the water so much, he started racing keelboats on Lake St. Claire. When he got a little older, he started working at a sail loft, furthering his knowledge and passion for the sport.

Matt has competed in six Port Huron to Mackinac and four Chicago to Mackinac races. He has raced on many boats as a bowman including the Farr 40, TP52, Santa Cruse 70, 1D35, and Melges 24. Matt competes regularly out of Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, MI.

Basic info
  • Position: Sails and Service Consultant
Career highlights
  • 2019 Chicago to Mackinac 1st Overall
  • 2016/17 Chicago to Mackinac 1st in class
  • 2019 DN North americans and Gold cup
  • 2018 Farr 40 worlds
  • 2019 US adult sailing championships

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