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Quantum Sails San Diego


2832 Cañon St.
San Diego, CA 92106


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Main: 619-226-2422
Fax: 619-226-0682

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About Quantum Sails San Diego

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.

Services Include

  • New Sails
  • Multipoint Inspections
  • Sail Repairs
  • Annual Sail & Canvas Maintenance
  • Sail Removal & Installation
  • Sail Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Same Day/Overnight Repair Services
  • Precision Sail Re-Cuts
  • Sail Conversions
  • Sail/Hardware Upgrades
  • Custom Canvas
  • And much more...

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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Mark Reynolds

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.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Owner, Quantum Sails San Diego
  • Current Town: San Diego
Career highlights
  • 2012 inducted into the Sailing Hall of Fame
  • 2002 Farr 40 World Champion (tactician)
  • 2002 inducted into Sailing World’s Hall of Fame
  • 2000 ISAF/Sperry World Sailor of the Year
  • 2000 Star Olympic Gold Medalist, Sydney
  • Star World Champion (’00,'95)
  • 1992 Star Olympic Gold Medalist, Barcelona
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year for Sailing (’89, ’92)
  • 1988 Star Olympic Silver Medalist, Pusan
  • 1986 Goodwill Games Gold Medalist, Estonia
  • 1979 Pan Am Games Snipe Gold Medalist
  • Continental Star Champion (10 Times)
  • Bacardi Cup Champion (’02,’98,’97,’93,’90,’89,’84)
  • Kiel Week Gold medalist (’79,’86,’00,’02)
  • 1978 Snipe US National and North American Champion (3 times)
  • 1979 Snipe Worlds runner up
  • ICYRA All-American (’75)
George Szabo

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.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: San Diego
Career highlights
  • 2011 Star North American Champion
  • 2010 Star North American Champion
  • 2009 Star World Champion
  • 2005 Star North American Champion
  • 2005 Snipe National Champion
  • 2001 Star North American Champion
  • 2000 Snipe North American Champion
  • 2000 Snipe National Champion
  • 1999 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1999 Snipe National Champion
  • 1998 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1998 Snipe National Champion
  • 1997 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1997 Snipe National Champion
Clark Simensen

Clark Simensen

A San Diego native, I've been sailing as long as I can remember. Not only were my parents lifetime members of San Diego Yacht Club, my father was the Base Commanding Officer of the Naval Base Coronado and an avid and celebrated sailor. I was tossed out of the crib and into a cockpit with a lifejacket that barely fit. I was in the Jr's program as soon as I was old enough. I mostly sailed Sabots & Lasers, as this was prior to the club having a team presence. My first big boy boat was a Hobie 16, called Tequila Sunrise. I'd take that boat out alone and scream out of the harbor till the sun went down. When I wasn’t fine-tuning my skills during the summer on the Hobie 16, I was cruising with my family on our Ericson 38 to Catalina and Mexico.

I didn't sail very much while at University of California Berkeley, I picked up cycling, joined the team and ended up with a box of ribbons and a national championship which I hardly remember anymore! From UCB I had a series of high end advertising careers which left me land locked until I made an about-face, and took a career with Princess Cruises. A 10 year contract deal, I toured 9 times around the world. Had the experiences of a lifetime. Match race sailing in the Caribbean on retired cup yachts in the winters, and cruising ancient mariner’s woodies off the Italian coast in the summers. I later was picked up by the Austin, Texas based LIVESTRONG Cancer Foundation, where I planned all of their outdoor activities and events for the kids in remission. I taught cycling and sailing to the recovering kids for a very rewarding nine years. We partnered with the Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis and we primarily sailed 420s, CFJs, Sabots, Optis and the occasional Hobie 14. I returned to San Diego after the foundation hit some rough spots and we all lost our positions. I regained my relationship with North Sails One Design primarily in production primarily, but crossed into service and customer care as well.

After North Sails closed up shop in San Diego in 2017, I sold my "box on land" and purchased a floating home. After decades of crewing on other skipper's race boats, I own a 2018 Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 performance cruiser and call her home. I have long list of scheduled events on Lucca for 2018, including the current 10 week Cortez Racing Series and the Beneteau Owners Annual Rendezvous cruising regatta in Catalina.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Andrew LaPlant

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.

Basic info
  • Position: Loft Service Manager

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!

Basic info
  • Position: Service and Sail Consultant
Eric Heim

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.

Basic info
  • Position: Sailmaker & Sail Consultant
Career highlights
  • Current Record holder of both Newport to Ensenada and San Diego to Ensenada Elapsed Time (Headsail Trim)
  • 2016 SD to Puerto Vallarta 1st in Div 1 (Headsail Trim)
  • 2016 Rolex Big Boat Series Overall Champion (Main Trim)
  • 2015 Rolex Big Boat Series Overall Champion (Tactician)
  • 2013 and 2014 Thistle Midwinters West Champion (Trim/Tactics)
  • 2010 Snipe Zimmerman (Winter Circuit) Champion
  • 2005 Transpac, TP-52, 3rd overall
  • 2003 J-80 PCC’s, Tactician, 1st
  • 2003 Transpac, Ross 40, 2nd in class
  • 2002 Coastal Cup, Laser 28, 3rd overall
  • 3 time Cal 20 National Champion Tactician
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