Ullman Sails Newport Beach has been making and servicing sails for sailors in Southern California for over 40 years. Dave Ullman’s sail making business started in Newport Beach and is now a worldwide loft
system. The 30 international lofts make sails for one-design dinghies, Olympic
class boats, large racing yachts, coastal and world cruisers. Ullman Sails
Newport Beach is the largest sail loft in Southern
California with the largest staff to meet your sailing needs. Our
expertise is wide ranging from new sail manufacturing to sail repair to rigging
and boat optimization. Ullman Sails Newport Beach loft members pride themselves
on knowing how to design, cut and make sails, not just function as an order
taking center. We provide a true craftsman skill and knowledge to every sail.
Ullman Sails Newport Beach Mission
Statement – “Making sails that are the best value, quality and performance with
Every Ullman sail is custom-made to meet your specific sailing needs. The
Ullman Sails team works with each customer to specifically design and produce
the best sails for their boat. Based on the boat usage, budget and owner goals
and expectations, the Ullman Sails team will explain the options available in
sail fabrics, discuss the best construction techniques
and details on the range of the sails from Ullman Sails. You will be very
satisfied with your experience in buying and sailing with your new Ullman
Sails Newport Beach supports and endorses all types of sailing in Southern California. Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week is
the biggest regatta in Southern California and the fourth and final stop of the
Southern California’s biggest series, The
Ullman Sails Inshore Championships! Ullman Sails also sponsors several One
Design classes at their major regattas and championship throughout the year.
Junior sailing is also a top priority for Ullman Sails Newport Beach, we
support Sabot and CFJ and Lido 14 sailing. We
have an educated Ullman Team to get new sailors started and help seasoned
racers excel to the next level of competition.
Ullman Sails Newport Beach provides the best service in your harbor. Our loft
team and area representatives cover all Southern
California marinas and yacht clubs. Contact our loft today to meet
you at your boat or yacht club for measuring, sail pick up and delivery. Also
to better service you, visit our Ullman Sails Long Beach repair facility at Alamitos
Bay in the Marina
Shipyard for your repair needs. Or, simply come by Ullman Sails Newport Beach
in Santa Ana to
see your sail being made or repaired at our full-production loft.
Bruce has worked for Ullman Sails for over 25 years. Bruce began Southern California sailing at the age of 6 and has
continued to sail locally and internationally.
His 35-years of experience racing ranges from
one-design dinghies, small keelboats, 12 Meters and 70’ Sleds. Bruce has
competitively raced in California, Europe, Key West, throughout Mexico
and raced to Hawaii
nine times. Bruce has won as crew at the National Championships in B-25’s,
Catalina 38’s and won numerous PHRF Championships. Bruce is responsible for
design, quality control and loft operations. Bruce purchased the Newport Beach
& Long Beach Ullman Sails franchises from Dave Ullman in 2006. His sail
making strengths are wide range; working in handwork, running the plotter,
laying out repairs to designing. Bruce’s goal is to have the most satisfied
customers. He likes to see customers meet their vision of sailing and/or racing
on their dreamboat with the absolute best set of sails made by his loft. Bruce
has been able to turn his passion for sailing into a lifelong career.
Dave founded Ullman Sails in 1968 and is one of the world’s greatest
competitive sailors. Dave was named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 1996, was
nominated again for 2007, and is a three-time 470 World Champion, the 2007
Melges 24 World Champion, a five-time Lipton Cup Champion (1992-1996), a
ten-time Lido 14 National Champion, and a National Champion in the Snipe,
Thistle, Sabot and Coronado 15 racing classes. Dave is also an S.O.R.C. class-winning
skipper, a U.S. Team Racing Champion, a U.S. Men’s National Champion (Mallory
Cup) and a former coach of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. Dave’s
responsibilities at the loft include sail design and fiber layout for Ullman
Sails Fiber Path membrane sails. He also sails with and coaches customers
through his business at Ullman Enterprises. Come meet Dave at the loft and meet
his friendly dog “Penny”.
Steve is our point person when you call Ullman Sails Newport Beach. Steve
manages the sales department, repair department and oversees our customer
services. Steve enjoys working with customers, building relationships and
providing unparalleled service to make sailing as easy as possible for Ullman
customers. Steve prides himself on going the extra mile for Ullman customers
whether it is sail drop off on race day or getting a race sail fixed with
overnight regatta sail repair. Steve races Etchells,
PHRF class boats, Farr 40 OD’s and larger boats like “Locomotion” an Andrews 45
an SC-70. Steve also has extensive knowledge of sail handling systems for
roller furling, sail flaking, boom furling and hoisting/lowering your sails. Steve
can cover your day sailing, blue water cruising and racing needs.
Erik came to work at Ullman Sails in 2006. Erik joined our team because of his
knowledge in sailboat cruising and racing. His experience goes back to working,
racing and managing many top race boats in Southern
California. Erik’s responsibilities at the loft are managing
production, managing one design sails, rigging, hardware
and customer service. Erik enjoys racing sport boats like the Henderson 30,
Flying Tiger and Melges 24. Recently
Eric was the winning crew of the Etchells Worlds and
B-25 National Champion. Erik also excels in blue water cruising and offshore
racing and has raced in dozens of Hawaii
and Mexican races. His last race to Hawaii
was in the double-handed division on a J-100! Erik will 100% take care of your
sail at the Ullman loft whether it is being made, repaired or just checked
Since 1982 John has been in the sailing industry - once in the sail cloth
business and three times as a sail maker. He has a comprehensive view of how
design, cloth and construction leads to the best sails built for your boat.
John’s design roots are with mid and large size cruising and racing yachts.
John’s duties at Ullman Sails are to coordinate boat information with design
parameters to guarantee the best fitting and performing sails possible. John’s
focus on sailing covers local Southern California sailing and regatta’s all
John sets the standard for delivering the best quality sails with unmatched
service anywhere to our Ullman customers!
Long Beach, California
Bryan is the manager of Ullman Sails Long Beach
and services all of the Long Beach
and Cabrillo marinas. Bryan
is one of the most knowledgeable sailors you will ever meet. His sail making
experience covers over 25 years. Bryan
has extensive cruising and racing experience that helps him discuss the best
options for strength and durability to meet your sail needs. When not working, Bryan enjoys racing Cal
20’s, racing with customers on their boats or racing double handed his Islander
30 MKII “Cool”. Bryan
will make sure Ullman customers get the best value from their new sail and
Harbor-Marina del Rey, California
Mike joined Ullman Sails as a sail consultant over 15 years ago. Mike services
Ullman customers in King
Harbor and Marina del Rey. Mike has well-rounded
knowledge of the sailing industry. Because of their love of sailing, Mike and
his wife Denise resurrected and started production the popular Martin 242 boat.
Additionally, Mike has raced the Olympic class Star, Martin 242’s, small
keelboats and sleds. Mike recently added the Martin 242 North American
Championship to his list of victories. Mike will make sure you are satisfied
with your Ullman sail and service!
Newport Beach, California
Ken’s duties at Ullman Sails are plotter/cutting services, and cloth inventory.
Ken previously worked in the sailing industry at two different sailcloth
companies; he understands the best cloth makes the best sails. Ken’s sailing
resume spans over 30 years of inshore and offshore racing. He has raced to Hawaii, throughout Mexico
and all of the major regattas in Southern California.
Ken is a true competitor having won three Schock 35
National Championships (’93, ’94,’95).
Newport Beach, California
Jeff is one of the original employees at Ullman Sails. His experience goes back
to sailing and racing one-design dinghies since he was a junior sailor in Mission Bay,
San Diego. He
started winning national championships as a junior in the one design Sabot
class in the 1960’s. Some of Jeff’s other big victories are in the one-design
Snipe class that includes World’s, Nationals and Pan Am Games. His success as a
one-design sailor has led to being a world-class sail maker for Ullman Sails.
Jeff’s duties at the loft include cutting and layouts for the one-design
championship sails for the Cal 20, Lido 14, Sabot, Lehaman
12, CFJ, IFJ, Snipe, Thistle and Coronado
15. Jeff is an interregnal part of
overseeing the one design sails made at our loft.
Newport Beach, California
Ben joined the Ullman Sails team in 2008. Ben brings 20 years of sailing
experience to his job. His duties at Ullman Sails include sail handwork,
customer service, shipping and receiving. He has raced competitively in
dinghies as a junior sailor and now sails at the front of the fleet on local
boats in all of the major regattas in Southern California.
Among Ben’s strengths is his knowledge of the racing and cruising boat
components and how sails need to be fit for ultimate performance.
Newport Beach, California
John has been helping Ullman Sails and part of our team since 1998. John’s duties
at Ullman Sails include computer and technical support and Lido
14 quality control. He has won the Lido 14 Nationals and supports and services
the Lido 14 fleet via his sailing business “Doublewave”. John keeps Ullman Sails connected to the
Ruhne- 1st Place
Melges 24 2007 Worlds) to offshore racing to Hawaii and all over the world. His expertise
in sailing and crewing has led Brent into the world of professional sailing. If
you want to win a race, call Brent for some fast sails and some hot crewing.
Brent joined Ullman Sails as sales rep in 2007. Brent services Ullman customers
in Santa Cruz and San Francisco area. Brent has raced Melges
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