Quantum is pleased to welcome back Eric Heim to our San Diego loft. Eric returns to Quantum with many years of service, sales, and production knowledge. His broad background allows him to help any customer − cruiser or racer − create the best experience on the water. Check out the video to learn more about him or read his bio below. Welcome, Eric!
Eric Heim grew up in Dana Point, California, with a family who loved the water. He began sailing with his dad on beach catamarans and then started his racing career in the prestigious Naples Sabot Class, a class native to Southern California. After gaining more knowledge and experience, he began sailing with the local J/24 Class. Eric competed on weekends and raced with whomever would take him, eventually earning the opportunity to travel to J/24 regattas all over the West Coast.
At just 16 years old, Eric was offered a job with a sailmaker in Newport Beach, California. After learning the craft from the old guard in the established lofts in the area, it was time to hone his skills on the professional circuit. He spent a few years diversifying his skill set so he could be an asset to all types of sailors for years to come.
He returned to the sailmaking world in 2006 as a Big Boat Sales Representative for Quantum Sails San Diego. In 2009, Eric became the loft’s Production Manager. During his time in San Diego, he started a family and continued to campaign in several one-design classes.
Eric returns to Quantum with many years of service, sales, and production knowledge. His broad background allows him to help any customer − cruiser or racer − create the best experience on the water. He is comfortable on just about any boat, from dinghies and small keelboats to offshore race machines. Eric still loves to race Sabots and enjoys cruising the southern California coast with his wife and two kids, both budding Sabot racers themselves.
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