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It’s one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails San Diego 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.
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.
When Mark Reynolds walked into the Opening Ceremonies at Sydney’s Olympic Games, he made U.S. Olympic yachting history as a four-time consecutive Olympic representative in the same event. Well-known as the “Star of the Star class," Mark has won two world championship titles ('00,'95) and three Olympic medals (1992 Gold,1988 Silver, 2000 Gold) in arguably the most competitive One Design class in the world.Mark started sailing with his father (also a Star World Champion, sailing with Dennis Conner in 1971) when he was four. As a sophomore on the San Diego State University sailing team, he was an All American, leading the collegiate team to 2nd place finishes in 1974 and 1975 in the North American Dinghy Championships. A protégé of Dennis Conner, Mark started his first Olympic campaign in the Flying Dutchman class.After the 1980 Olympic boycott, Mark started sailmaking at North Sails. Two years later, he left to start his own Sobstad loft, then joined Quantum Sails before the 2000 Olympics.
George grew up in San Diego racing Stars, Lasers and Snipes. As a kid, he made sails for his model boats before eventually taking a part-time job with Quantum during high school and college. He came on full-time in 1993 as a sailmaker and designer.Using the latest computer design programs, George is able to create the fastest, most efficient sails for smaller One Design boats. This technology, combined with his intimate understanding of One Design sailing, allows him to create the most versatile sails available. The San Diego loft designs a variety of One Design sails, including Thistle and Lido 14, but their specialties are Olympic Class Star and Snipe boats.George is the 2009 Star World Champion, as well as an 21-time National/North American Champion. In addition to his sail-making abilities and wins, he is also an accomplished keelboat tactician and trimmer.
A San Diego native, Andrew grew up sailing on his dad's Catalina 30. After racing in high school, he became a sailing instructor for the San Diego State University Sailing Team program on Mission Bay. Andrew managed the SDSU sailing program and later the J World sailing school in San Diego as well. For the last five years, Andrew has worked as sailmaker and loft service manager. His 15+ years of sailing instruction and loft management exemplify his passion for both being on the water and customer service. Andrew is active in the local PHRF, offshore, and one-design racing fleets, which help his customers get the most out of their time on the water. When not sailing, Andrew enjoys spending time paddle-boarding and surfing.
Sam Heck grew up sailing with his family and at age 16, they spent a year cruising. He has many miles of offshore racing under his belt including Mexico, Hawaii, Caribbean, and East Coast regattas. When not racing, Sam has also delivered many boats up and down the West Coast, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. With both a strong cruising and racing background, Sam is well equipped to help with all of your sailing needs!
Eric Heim grew up in Dana Point, California, with a family who loved the water. He began sailing with his dad on beach catamarans and then started his racing career in the prestigious Naples Sabot Class, a class native to Southern California. After gaining more knowledge and experience, he began sailing with the local J/24 Class. Eric competed on weekends and raced with whomever would take him, eventually earning the opportunity to travel to J/24 regattas all over the West Coast.At just 16 years old, Eric was offered a job with a sailmaker in Newport Beach, California. After learning the craft from the old guard in the established lofts in the area, it was time to hone his skills on the professional circuit. He spent a few years diversifying his skill set so he could be an asset to all types of sailors for years to come.He returned to the sailmaking world in 2006 as a Big Boat Sales Representative for Quantum Sails San Diego. In 2009, Eric became the loft’s Production Manager. During his time in San Diego, he started a family and continued to campaign in several one-design classes.Eric returns to Quantum with many years of service, sales, and production knowledge. His broad background allows him to help any customer − cruiser or racer − create the best experience on the water. He is comfortable on just about any boat, from dinghies and small keelboats to offshore race machines. Eric still loves to race Sabots and enjoys cruising the southern California coast with his wife and two kids, both budding Sabot racers themselves.
Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, Carter fell in love with sailboat racing at a young age. He sailed Optis and Club 420s but his favorite racing boat was the Lightning. He sailed for the College of Charleston where he was coached by legendary sailmaker Greg Fisher. Carter was a skipper and starting heavy crew at Charleston and was nominated for the Robert H. Hobbs Sportsman of the Year in 2019 for college sailing. It was during his time at the College of Charleston that Carter realized his passion for the art of sailmaking and the science behind sail design.Carter graduated in 2019 and moved to Annapolis to work with Quantum Sails as a service sailmaker. He quickly integrated himself into the Mid-Atlantic one-design sailing scene, excelling in the Snipe and Lightning classes. Carter also has experience with Viper 640s, E Scows, and high school and collegiate dinghies.After spending 2 years at the loft in Annapolis, Carter moved to Quantum Sails San Diego to be a One Design Sailmaker under Mark Reynolds and George Szabo. In San Diego, Carter focuses on the production, R&D, and sales of One Design Sails with the goal of providing the best sails to our clients.Carter enjoys giving back to the sport. He's a member of the Under 30 Committee for the U.S. Snipe Class, and enjoys coaching clinics, running regattas, and leading webinars. Carter is ready to help you maximize your potential in One Design sailing and any of your sailing needs.
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