Quantum Sails SoCal


1620 Cowles St.
Long Beach, CA 90813


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Main: 562-624-4325
Secondary: 562-624-4343


Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

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About Quantum Sails SoCal

It’s one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails SoCal 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.

Quantum Sails SoCal covers the region from Santa Barbara to Dana Point in cooperation with local marine providers where we offer pick-up and drop-off services. We can also help arrange shipping from your location. Give us a call for more details.

Services Include

  • Multipoint Inspections
  • Sail Repairs
  • Annual Sail & Canvas Maintenance
  • Sail Removal & Installation
  • Sail Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Sail and Canvas Washing
  • Canvas Waterproofing
  • Sail Mildew Removal, Mitigation and Prevention
  • Same Day/Overnight Repair Services
  • Precision Sail Recuts
  • Sail Conversions
  • Sail/Hardware Upgrades
  • Canvas Repairs

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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Jay Sharkey

A recent transplant to California from Newport, Rhode Island, Jay Sharkey started sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay when he was three years old. Forty years and more than 50,000 offshore miles later, he's still sailing. Jay's background consists of more than six years of sailmaking, an extensive list of both inshore and offshore races (IRC/ORR/IMS/One Design/PHRF), and nearly ten years as captain or crew on both racing and non-racing yachts up to 110 feet long. Jay also owned and raced his 21-foot 6.5 meter carbon fiber prototype Mini Class sailboat singlehandedly from Newport to Bermuda in 2007 and 2011. He's even been featured in SAIL Magazine.

As sales manager at the Quantum SoCal loft, Jay's years of experience will help him provide the service and expertise Quantum's customers expect and deserve.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant


Career highlights
  • Block Island Race Week 1991-2003
  • Key West Race Week 1996-2004, 2010, 2016
  • S.O.R.C. 1998-2003
  • Farr 40 World Championships 1999, 2002
  • Antigua Race Week 1999-2004
  • Stamford-Vineyard Race 1999, 2001-2006
  • Edgartown 12 Meter Regatta 1996-2005
  • San Francisco Big Boat Series 1999, 2001
  • IMS World Championships 1996, 2000
  • Chicago-Mackinac 1993, 1995, 1996
  • St. Thomas Rolex Cup 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Pineapple Cup (Montego Bay) Race 2003
  • BVI Spring Regatta 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Opera House Regatta 2003
  • Swan American Regatta 2001, 2003-05
  • Cowes Week 2007
  • Fastet Race 2007 (winner of class IRC1A)
  • Newport-Bermuda Race 1996-2002, 2008
  • Vic-Maui 2012 (class/overall winner)
  • Onion Patch Regatta 1996-2010
  • Bermuda 1-2 2007-2011 (Mini Class)
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