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Quantum Sails Rochester


1461 Hudson Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621


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Main: 585-342-5200
Fax: 585-342-8360


Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday by appointment

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About Quantum Sails Rochester

Quantum Sails Rochester (QSR) is the premier sail loft for all your sail, canvas, upholstery and repair needs, with service extending from the shores of eastern Lake Erie and Lake Ontario to the waterways of New York and the Hudson River Valley.

Quantum Sails Rochester is a partner of international sail maker Quantum Sails, providing the highest quality sails for racing and cruising boats. Along with our industry-leading sail design and production, we specialize in delivering a wide range of canvas and upholstery fabrication solutions and repair needs. Our large loft has the capacity to cover everything from small boats to major canvas installations.

Services Include

  • New Sails
  • Sail Repair
  • Sail Cleaning
  • Sail Delivery
  • Sail Installation
  • Sail Re-cuts
  • New Canvas
  • Canvas Repair
  • Boat Covers
  • Cover Repair
  • Sailboat Rigging
  • On-the-water Sail Evaluations
  • On-the-water Coaching
  • Upholstery
  • Bimini
  • Dodger
  • Awnings
  • Pool Cover Repair
  • Canvas Tops
  • Canvas Enclosures
  • Sail Shades
  • Repairs and Re-stitching
  • Specialty Sewing Projects

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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Kris Werner

Kris Werner is a graduate of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, where he earned an unlimited tonnage/oceans USCG license and a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation and business. For several years, Kris served as a collegiate sailing coach, bringing the team to a top 20 US ranking. He then served as a ship's officer on oceangoing tankers. Previous positions include a chief officer on the Rochester Fast Ferry, a broker with RCR Yachts, and designing with Steve Haarstick for Beneteau 40.7s, J/24s, and J/70s. For the past three years, Kris worked at Haarstick Sailmakers, becoming owner of the sail loft.

Kris has extensive experience on offshore and one design racing campaigns, as both a driver and crew. In addition to a busy life sailing and running his business, Kris is the proud father of three energetic boys: Steven, Chase, and Austin.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Owner, Quantum Sails Rochester
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 2018 - Verve Cup/J-88 North American Championship- 1st Place
  • 2018 - CanAm Challenge- J-88 Great Lakes Championship 1st Place
  • 2018 - Charleston Race Week- J-88 1st Place
  • 2018 - J/24 Midwinters 3rd Place
  • 2017 - Charleston Race Week – J/88 1st Place
  • 2017 - J/88 North American Championship 1st Place
  • 2017 - J/22 Midwinters - 2nd Place
  • 2017 - Quantum Key West- J/88-1st Place - Tactics/Mainsail
  • 2016 - J/24 Great Lakes Championship- 1st - Helm
  • 2016 - CanAm Regatta- J-88 Class- 1st Place - Tactician/Mainsail
  • 2016 - J/22 World Championship- 4th place - Tactics/Bow
  • 2014 & 2015- J-70 Winter Series- 5th Overall- 45boats-helm
  • 2013 - Charleston Race Week One Design Overall Champion- J/24-helm
  • 2012 - Newport-Bermuda - 2nd Place - Swan 42-helmsman
  • 2012 - Argo Gold Cup Match Race World Tour event- Bow
  • 2011 - IRC North American Champion-helm
  • 2009 - Lake Ontario / LYRA Boat of the Year- Beneteau 40.7-helm/tactics
  • 2009 - Lake Ontario 300 - 1st Place-skipper
  • 2006-8 - Meter North American Champion-tactics/mainsail
  • 2005 - J/24 Great Lakes Champion-helm
  • 1998 - 2001 Coached NY Maritime College Sailing team to National Ranking
  • 1998 - Empire State Games- Gold Medal- Laser
Doug Burtner

Doug Burtner has been making, selling, and servicing sails since 1998.

A true veteran of the sail making craft, Doug started making sails when he was 20 years old. After four years of making and repairing sails, he became the head salesman for Haarstick Sailmakers while still being involved with computer cutting, production, and inspection of all new sails.

Customers around Rochester know Doug for his positive approach to sailing, and they always enjoy having him on the boat with them. From small dinghies to large cruising yachts, he has knowledge of what the customer needs for maximum enjoyment. Part of his responsibilities also include managing our involvement with all Nonsuch and Collegiate FJ & 420 sails for all of Quantum Sails. Doug is also proud to be a big part of Quantum's Ensign class team, where he oversees production of all upwind sails.

In addition to his sail making skills, Doug is an expert in outfitting boats with cruising hardware. From sail tracks to custom furlers, Doug knows what works! A true customer advocate, Doug is always looking out for ways to make sailing more enjoyable and economical too.

When Doug is not making sails or sailing with customers, he's home working on his house and spending time with his three lovely ladies: wife, Erin, and two daughters, Charlotte and Caroline.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft/Sales Manager
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 3-time 2005/2008/2018 Ensign National Champion (all using sails Doug built himself!)
  • Ensign National Championship – five top-five finishes with five other top-ten finishes
  • Ensign Regional Championship – multiple top-three finishes
  • Ensign Midwinter Championship – multiple top-three finishes
  • 2014 J/30 Lake Ontario Boat of the Year, Genoa Trimmer
  • 2017 Became a certified US Sailing Measurer for PHRF, IRC, ORR, and ORC
Travis Odenbach

Travis Odenbach rose to the top of the One Design circuit in multiple classes in a short amount of time. A native of Rochester who grew up sailing in the Rochester Yacht Club, his first race experience as a boy was on a Laser. As a member of a sail racing family, he crewed with his parents on their family C&C 37 R and later their Concordia 47.

At age 20 he bought himself a J22 and worked hard to have success on the race course. This led to his first job in the sailing industry with Waterline Systems. As a young sailor, he worked with experts from sail companies who helped him learn the business and fine tune his racing skills. It's this experience that drives Travis to do the work he does today. He now consults other sailors to help them have the best possible experience on the water and he loves being able to give back to the sport in this way.

His career has taken him from North Sails to Haarstick Sailmakers and now to Quantum Sails Rochester. During this time he has polished his skills as a one-on-one sales consultant who specializes in One Design sails and works with sailors all over the world. He is an accomplished member of Quantum's team of J/22, J/24, and J/70 class experts. He also enjoyed sailing Moths from 2014-2017.

In the J/24 class, Travis has won the North Americans and finished in the top three multiple times at Nationals, North Americans, and Worlds. In the Beneteau First 36.7 class he's helped win three North American championships, and in the J/22 class he has multiple top-five finishes at the world and North American championships. Around the country you can find Travis winning many regional events driving his own J/24 or helping customers on J/70s, J/24s, J/22s and other larger boats. Some of his career highlights included a division win on a Carkeek HPR 40 in the 2016 Annapolis-to-Newport regatta, Third at J/24 Worlds in 2013 and 2015, and 2nd at J/22 worlds in 2021. He enjoys sailing his Melges 15 when he is not working.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: One Design Specialist
  • Current Town: Rochester


Career highlights
  • 2023 J/70 Davis Island Winter Series Event #2 1st place
  • 2022 J/22 North American Championship 1st place
  • 2022 J/24 North Americans 1st place
  • 2022 J/24 East Coast Championship 1st place
  • 2022 Key West Race Week J70 Class 2nd place
  • 2022 J/70 Davis Island Winter Series 4th place
  • 2021 J/22 World Championship 2nd place
  • 2021 Bacardi Invitational J/70 Class 1st place
  • 2021 J/24 Midwinters 2nd place
  • 2021 J/24 North Americans 3rd place
  • 2020 J/24 East Coast Championship 1st place
  • 2020 J/70 CanAm Challenge 1st place
  • 2019 J/24 East Coast Championship 1st place
  • 2019 J/24 World Championship 5th place
  • 2019 J/24 National Championship 4th place
  • 2019 St Pete NOOD Regatta J/70 Class 1st place
  • 2018 J/22 Midwinters 2nd place
  • 2018 J/24 World Championship 4th place
  • 2018 J/24 East Coast Championship 1st place
  • 2017 J/24 Kiel Race week, Kiel Germany 2nd place
  • 2017 J/24 Midwinters 2nd place Helmsman
  • 2017 J/24 North Americans Houston Yacht Club 3rd
  • 2017 J/22 Midwinters 2nd Helmsman
  • 2017 J/22 Jack Rabbit Regatta 1st place Helmsman
  • 2017 J/22 North Americans 2nd place Helmsman
  • 2017 Charleston Race Week Viper 2nd place Tactician
  • 2017 J/70 Great Lakes Championship/CAN AM Challenge 1st place Tactician
  • 2017 Davis Island J/70 Winter Series 4th place Tactician
  • 2016 J/24 North Americans Port Credit Yacht Club 2nd
  • 2016 J/24 Kiel Race Week, Kiel Germany 2nd place Helmsman
  • 2016 J/22 Worlds 4th Helmsman
  • 2016 J/70 Can Am Challenge 2nd place Tactician
  • 2015 J/24 World Championship- Boltenhagen, Germany: 3rd Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 J/24 North American Championship- Portland, ME: 2nd Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 J/24 East Coast Championship- Annapolis, MD: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 J/22 North Americans- Houston, TX: 4th Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 Lake Ontario Freedom Long Distance Race; Concordia 47: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 Annapolis to Newport Long Distance Race; Carkeek 40: 1st Place; Crew
  • 2014 J/24 World Championship- Newport, RI: 5th Place; Helmsman (75 Boats)
  • 2014 J/70 Can Am Challenge- Youngstown, NY: 2nd Place; Helmsman
  • 2014 Lake Ontario Freedom Long Distance Race; Concordia 47: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2013 J/24 World Championship- Howth, Ireland: 3rd Place; Helmsman
  • 2012 J/24 North Americans- Jacksonville, FL: 3rd Place; Helmsman
  • 2011 J/24 North American Championship- Halifax, Nova Scotia: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2011 J/24 North East Championship- Lake George, NY: 1st Place; Helmsman (70 Boats)
  • 2011 J/24 World Championship- Buenos Aires, Argentina: 8th Place; Crew
  • 2011 J/22 World Championship- New Orleans, LA: 8th Place; Helmsman
  • 2010 J/22 North American Championship- Buffalo, NY: 6th Place; Helmsman
  • 2010 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship: 1st Place; Crew
  • 2009 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship: 1st Place; Crew
  • 2008 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship: 1st Place; Crew
Samantha Webster

Growing up in Toronto, Sam started sailing at the age of nine and began racing at the age of 13. She spent much of her childhood racing competitively in Laser II's and Bytes at her home club, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.

Sam went on to campaign the Yngling on the International Circuit for three years as part of the Canadian National Team. After her campaign, she got more involved in offshore sailing and racing. Sam's pursuit for offshore experience led her to complete a Sydney to Hobart race and Transatlantic race; she placed first in their division for the Transat. Sam currently spends the majority of her time racing in one-design fleets such as J/24, J/22, J/80, and J/70 and match-racing in Sonars.

In addition to her sailing accomplishments, Sam has 20 years of experience coaching and developing programs at different yacht clubs around the world, including Royal Canadian YC, Middle Harbour YC (AUS), US Sailing Center (Jensen Beach), San Diego YC, Royal Newfoundland YC, and Watch Hill YC (RI). She has coached all different levels, from beginners to provincial/state and national teams. Sam has also been on the other side of racing, running multiple regattas and acting as race manager and/or PRO to provincial and national championships.

Basic info
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Toronto, ON

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