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Quantum Sails Traverse City


1576 International Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686


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Main: 231-941-1222
Fax: 231-941-7770


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

New sails

About Quantum Sails Traverse City

It’s one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails Great Lakes 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

  • 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
  • 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.

Choose a Team Member

Reed Cleckler

Born and raised in the Hill Country north of San Antonio, TX, Reed Cleckler cut his teeth sailing a Laser on Canyon Lake. In the early days, Reed didn't race at all. Sailing was more of an activity he shared with his Dad. His dad would help rig the boat, push it in the water, then he'd find shady spot from where he could watch and feed Reed tips via a cheap VHF.

The idea of racing sailboats didn't occur to Reed until college when a friend invited him to volunteer at a J/24 regatta on Lake Travis. "I remember getting a call late Friday night from a number I didn't recognize. When I answered, the guy on the other end immediately asked what I weighed, I said 160. Then he told me to put my beer down, not to eat any breakfast and to be ready to race in the morning." After his first race, Reed didn't miss a single J/24 circuit stop for three years.

After several years racing J/24s, J/22s and whatever else he could get a ride on, Reed started thinking about how to turn his weekend hobby into something more. Reed's search for the perfect career had him packing up, and moving to Seabrook, TX, where he found a job as a rigger. In his spare time, he kept sailing as much as possible. After a couple of Texas summers at the shipyard, he got the call he was dreaming about - a sailmaker in the area needed extra hands. He quit his job that afternoon and started work at the loft the next day. Reed worked on the floor building one design and cruising sales for four years becoming a proficient sailmaker which lead him to join Quantum Sails.

Today, Reed is the Loft Service Manager at Quantum Sails in Traverse City. In this role he guides the TC team as they build and service sails from boats in the Great Lakes region.

Swing by or give Reed a call to talk about how he and the TC team can help repair or maintain your inventory. Or to talk about Texas.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Service Manager
Peter Norcross

Growing up on Grand Traverse Bay, Peter Norcross spent his childhood sailing the Great Lakes with family, friends, and neighbors. He spent his earlier years simply cruising around, but where ever there were two boats, there was a race, so he easily shifted gears. Over the years, he’s raced Optimists, Lasers, Lightnings, J/24s, J/29s, and Beach Cats, plus DN ice boats during the winter.

Not only is Peter comfortable on the water, he’s also an accomplished sailmaker. He learned to make sails with Quantum Sails owner Ed Reynolds. Peter started making and designing sails at the beginning of computer aided design/manufacturing, and has done just about everything in the business. He even spent ten years selling sail cloth with Bainbridge International. When he returned to Traverse City in 2008, he also returned to Quantum Sails.

When Peter works with a client, it’s an educational process. He takes the time to share his knowledge of the industry and trends to bring clients up to speed on the latest designs and technology so they can make the most informed decisions. Because of his extensive experience in the industry, Peter excels at helping his customers figure out exactly what they want, as well as what they need.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Warranty Manager
Jason Massaroni

When Jason Massaroni was 17 years old, he was working at a marina when a boat owner invited him for a Wednesday night race. He was hooked from the first race. “When I sail, my stress and concerns ashore vanish,” said Jason. “It’s very good for the soul.” He’s sailed a variety of classes – including Melges, Scows, Interlake, F/24, F/31, Colgate 26, Tripp 26, Laser, Alberg 30, Shock 40, and various J-boats – and has sailed on Lake Michigan, countless inland lakes, Lake Erie, Key West, Monterey, and the San Francisco Bay.

The boat owner who originally invited Jason sailing turned out to be a sailmaker, and the rest was history. Through sailmaking, Jason discovered a love for working with his hands and was able to blend that passion with something he’s always enjoyed – working with people. He joined the Quantum team in 2007 when he was looking for more opportunities to grow as a sailmaker, and in 2012 he took over as Service Manager at Quantum Great Lakes.

For Jason, Quantum Sails provides the perfect blend of sailing expertise and customer service. “My favorite part of working with the Quantum team is the team itself,” he said. “The people I work with make it great. Customers working with me can expect honesty and to have their expectations met or exceeded.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Service Manager
  • Current Town: Traverse City


Career highlights
  • Grand Traverse Yacht Club “Yachtsman of the Year” – the first sailor to win a series in Laser, Interlake, and PHRF classes in one year

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