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Quantum Sails Portland


1400 Washington Ave.
Portland, ME 04103


Contact this loft


Main: 207-671-7750


Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Weekends by appointment

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About Quantum Sails Portland

Quantum Sails Portland is your source for expert sail consultation, advice, learning, and knowledge. The loft is experienced in all types of sailing, from cruising and off-shore sailing to one-design racing and works with Down East customers from Marblehead to Nova Scotia and beyond.

An extension of Quantum Newport, Quantum Sails Portland is located in Portland, Maine, and ready to meet your sail and service needs.

Services Include

  • Multipoint sail inspections
  • Onboard sail evaluations & consultations
  • Regatta support, including coaching, sail inspections/evaluations, PRO services, and more
  • Sail repair
  • Annual sail maintenance
  • Sail removal & installation
  • Sail pick-up & drop-off
  • Sail washing
  • Sail mildew removal, mitigation, and prevention
  • Precision sail recuts
  • Sail conversions
  • Sail/hardware upgrades

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

Carter White

Carter White began sailing before he could walk, first on the family's Lightning and later on their J/24. He has experienced the beauty of the Gulf of Maine while cruising and racing its coast of Maine. And though Carter has sailed and raced on multiple continents and in hundreds of locations, he considers the Maine coast of one the best places in the world to sail.
An accomplished junior sailor, Carter competed in multiple National Championships, including the U.S. Sailing Bemis and Sears competitions. He then took a chance on an upstart college program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he majored in economics and joined an aggressive, young, and new sailing team. Carter helped build the program into a national contender almost immediately; by his senior year, the program was ranked number one in the country. Carter was named All American for outstanding performance in intercollegiate sailing competition. 
Following graduation, Carter worked for a local sailmaker in Maine. There he learned sail design, built and repaired sails, installed marine rigging, managed the small business, and helped it grow into the leading local source for sails, canvas, and rigging. Carter also sailed with many of his customers, helping them win major championships such as the PHRF New England Championships and Key West Race Week.
Carter took this broad experience and started a business running sailing regattas and providing custom apparel and marketing products to marine businesses and events. The company is still going strong today. He is excited to move to the next challenge with Quantum Sails and focus on his true passion of helping sailors get more out of their boats, whether on the race course, gunkholing down the coast, or making a long ocean passage.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Portland Loft manager/Sail Consultant
  • Home town: Cumberland, Maine
  • Current Town: Portland, Maine
Career highlights
  • 4-time Maine High School State Champion (1990-1994)
  • All American for Hobart & William Smith Colleges (1998)
  • Key West Race Week (2001), 1st place, Tactician and Starting Helmsman
  • Swan 42 U.S. Nationals (2011), 1st place, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Block Island Race Week (2011), 1st place, Swan 42 Division, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Swan 42 U.S. Nationals (2012), 1st place, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Charleston Race Week (2014), 3rd place, 80 boat J/70 class, Tactician
  • J/24 U.S. National Championship (2016), 2nd place, Skipper
  • U.S. Sailing Adult Championships Mallory Cup (2017), 1st place, J/70, Helmsman
  • J/24 World Championships (2017), 4th place tie, Helmsman

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