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Troy Scharlow is a Sail Consultant based in Holland, Michigan, and serves many areas in the Great Lakes Region. Troy is available by appointment for individual consultations and other services, including:

  • New sails
  • Sail pick-up and drop-off
  • On-board sail evaluations & consultations
  • Regatta support including coaching and sail inspections/evaluations
  • Sail service arrangements

Troy has been on or around the water for nearly 50 years. Growing up with a family that spent their weekends sailing on Lake Erie, he was introduced to the sport at a young age. One day, while at the marina where the family boat was kept, the marina owner asked Troy if he wanted to go sailboat racing. "I was hooked," says Troy.

Troy ended up working summers at that boatyard during most of his high school and college years. He had the chance to sail many different boats, from PHRF to IOR and some one design classes. After graduating from Ohio State University, the influencers in Troy's life suggested that if he enjoyed the sailing lifestyle, he probably should go find a real job. So, Troy spent 25 years working for several companies, gaining valuable experience in sales, management and business development. He is excited to continue to bring that valuable experience to the Quantum team where he serves as the Great Lakes regional sales and service manager.

Troy's sailing experience includes the old IOR glory days, PHRF and several one design classes including 1D-35, Farr 40, Melges 24, J-111 and J-70. He's participated with various teams in 25+ Chicago to Mackinac races with several podium finishes and an overall win in 2013.

Troy lives in Holland, MI where he and his wife raised three sons. His focus is on combining his passion for the sport of sailing with his business acumen to help deliver the Quantum experience.

For an individual consultation on sails or service in West Michigan, please contact Troy by phone, email or Skype.

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