UK Sailmakers Bellingham - Service Loft

Welcome to UK Sailmakers

Established in 1946 as Ulmer Sails, UK Sailmakers is one of the oldest groups of sail lofts in North America. The UK Sailmakers group has over 50 lofts and service centers around the world.

David O`Connor – Bellingham Location Manager

Dave has been an active sailmaker for 30+ years. He started his career learning the trade from John Staaf and Dave Leech at Staaf sails in Bellingham Wa. in the 80's. Later moving to Maui and working at the R&D loft for Ezzy Sails International where he learned the art of precision sailmaking, building , testing, and modifying windsurfing sails then helping to implement the designs into production at the Sri Lanka production facility. 

After Dave's twin daughters where born on the island in 1996 the decision was made to relocate to San Diego as a better place to raise kids. Dave joined the crew at Quantum Sails San Diego and worked for Three time Olympic medallist Mark Reynolds until the time came to complete the circle and return "Home" to the Northwest to finish raising his girls.

"I've had the pleasure of working with and learning from some excellent sailmakers and have come away with a varied and in depth knowledge of everything from Windsurfing and Kitesurfing to Olympic class one designs, to World Cruisers and Weekend racers.

It's good to be back and starting another chapter in what's been a very enjoyable career. Dave can be found sailing his Hotfoot 27 "Pau Hana" with his fiance Beth on weekends and weekday beer can races.

Loft Hours:

Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 4 pm 

Contact information:

712 Coho Way
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tel: +1 360-738-6829
Fax: +1 360-293-6146
Email: bellingham@uksails.ca

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