This evening workshop offers in-class tips, tricks and techniques that will help you keep your sails in good working order. Jason will describe and show examples of designs and materials and explain the advantages of each. He will describe wear points and cleaning methods, and what you can do when out on a mid ocean cruise to maintain the power you expect. He will give the hands on experience of what to repair and how.
About the Team
With 15 years in sailmaking and a lifetime of sailing, you can count on Jason for experienced advice. Jason grew up racing dinghies and spent 8 years teaching/coaching sailing on the Saint John River in Rothesay, NB. Racing keelboats in BC eventually led him to taking a position in a sail production loft in Vancouver in 2003. With years of experience building sails, Jason has a strong background on how sails come together and the specific needs of Pacific west coast sailors. He and Jaye started their own sail loft in 2011, and you will find him hard at work at Evolution Sail Loft .
Jaye: Marketing and Office Support
She may be on the road to pick up or deliver your sail, measuring or taking notes for you order, or in the office keeping things running smoothly. You’ll find her out on the race course when time permits, always encouraging many new people to the lifetime passion of sailing.
Nicole: Sail Recut and Repair Specialist
A native Vancouverite, Nicole started working in the sailmaking industry in 1974 for Thunderbird Sails. Over a 30 year career of building sails she has worked for 5 sailmakers, including 10 years each with international companies. Nicole’s one claim to fame is building a Star Class set that won the World Championships.
Course participants are invited to meet for an optional dinner at Andina, a Craft Brew Pub at 5:00pm. Andina is located in the same building as the sail loft.