Quantum Sails Traverse City

Address:

1576 International Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
USA

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Phone

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

Hours

Monday-Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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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.

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TJ Craig

When TJ Craig was 10 years old his mom made him go to sailing school. It wasn’t anything he wanted to do, but, living near the Great Lakes, she thought it would be a good skill to learn. It wasn’t until 2005, 20 years later, that he sailed again.

TJ was wearing a regatta hat at work in a ski shop when a Quantum salesman came in to pick up his skis. The two started talking, and the salesman invited TJ to visit the loft to see what they do. He’s been part of the Quantum team ever since. “Initially I liked working with my hands,” said TJ, “but ultimately I became fascinated with sailing and the physics of it. I loved learning more about it, specifically how sails and tuning can make boats sail faster and more comfortably.” He started work as an apprentice sailmaker and moved up to loft supervisor before transitioning to sail consult.

As a husband and father who has introduced his family to the sport, he loves working for a company that supports and encourages family cruising as well as top-level racing. TJ’s passion for sailing, coupled with Quantum’s resources, make it possible for him to help sailors at any level find the right sails for their needs. “I’m committed to finding answers to my client’s questions, even if I don’t know them,” he said. “At Quantum Sails I have access to resources that help me provide the best options for my clients. I’d love the opportunity to talk with people about what they’ve got going on and how I can help.”

With experience on a variety of racing and cruising boats, including Melges 24, J/88, J/105, J/122, J/109, J/120, J/92, Archambault 40, Alerion 28, and Northern Michigans, TJ can provide expert advice to any and all sailors in the Great Lakes region.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2016 Bayview One Design Regatta winner - J/120
  • 2015 Bayview One Design Regatta winner – J/120
  • 2015 Clipper Cup winner – Island Packet 420
  • 2015 Hound Dog Regatta winner – J/122
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
Travis Cole

A car’s oil should be changed every three months or every 3,000 miles – most people know this because they understand the basics of car service and maintenance. The same hasn’t always been true for sail service and maintenance, but Quantum Sails is working to change that, and they’ve hired Travis Cole to help educate and serve local sailors.

A northern Michigan native, Travis is an outdoor enthusiast who spent 16 years working in the cycling industry. A mechanic and service manager, many of his customers were also sailors, which is how he met Quantum president Ed Reynolds. “There are so many overlapping customers,” said Travis. “Many of my cyclists were also sailors, including Ed. When Quantum decided to start growing their service department, they knew me, and they thought I’d be a good fit for the position.”

With more than a decade of service experience behind him, Travis said his main goal right now is to help sailors understand the importance of regular sail maintenance and service. He’s also introducing them to the high quality of care they’ll receive at Quantum Sails. “At Quantum, we have our own engineers and the ability to manufacture anything in terms of sails,” said Travis. “The scope of what this company has and what they can accomplish is amazing. Having Quantum service your sail in our 20,000 square foot Great Lakes loft – with our resources – is the difference between getting a 10-minute oil change and taking your car to the dealer.”

A self-proclaimed outdoorsy man, Travis and his wife enjoy being outside, including biking, sailing, and competitive snow skiing.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Service Representative
Dave Gerber

From 1994-2007, Dave worked with Ed Reynolds at Reynolds Sail Company, Sobstad Sails, Shore Sails and Quantum Sail, gaining years of experience and knowledge in sailmaking and sales.

Since 2007, Dave has been working as a sailing pro, coach and instructor, winning multiple National, North American and World Championships in J/22, J/24, Melges 24, J/111 and Farr 40 classes. Dave is a trimmer on the Chicago-based Farr 40 Flash Gordon, winner of the 2015 North Americans.

“One thing I truly enjoy about sailing is coaching/instructing new sailors,” says Dave. “It’s wonderful to see someone you taught succeed at sailing.” Dave is the coach for the Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS) scholastic sailing teams in Traverse City, MI.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Technical Sales Support & Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Traverse City
Fluency

English

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
Fluency

English

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