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.