UK Sailmakers Toronto

The IMX 38 Five-Fifteen blasting downwind.

About the Loft

In 2006 Brian Chapman joined UK Sailmakers as the International Design Coordinator. Shortly after he started a small service loft in Toronto to provide sails and support to local sailors, the loft has the mandate “to give the time, attention, and service so each and every customer can realize their sailing goals”.

Design

The worldwide UK Sailmakers has many talented sail designers utilizing the latest design technology. Our designers have experience ranging from the smallest dinghies to the Americas Cup. Locally our designer is Brian Chapman (the group’s latest International Design Coordinator) who in his 35+ years of sailmaking throughout North America and Europe has collected a vast amount of experience and knowledge in both design and construction. Whether engineering your sail, or collaborating with one of the groups other designers, Brian oversees all the details of every sail produced for Eastern Canada. Using current technology he is able to design and supply sail construction details of the highest calibre for any boat in any corner of the world.

Production

Every sail we sell is made in a UK Sailmakers loft to exacting standards by experienced sailmakers. UK Sailmakers has many production facilities worldwide that bring to life our designs. The majority of the sails produced for Toronto are by UK Hong Kong. The largest loft in the UK group, they produce over half the sails sold worldwide. With decades of sailmaking UK Hong Kong has built sails for racers and cruisers all over the world including Americas Cup and Vendee Globe competitors. Closer to home UK Chicago is the main manufacturer for North America; they are one of the oldest lofts in the group and have a well-deserved reputation for quality. On the One Design front Toronto works closely with UKH Houston (Pedro Gianotti).

Service

Our Service is how we will keep your loyalty. Throughout the season you will find Brian and Carolyn at local yacht clubs helping sailors get the most out of their sails. We are not just selling sails, our customers benefit from our sailing knowledge. UK Sailmakers Toronto’s full service loft is conveniently located and able to handle any repairs or recuts.  Our priority is to get you back on the water quickly, the season is short enough!

Two C&C 99s with Tape-Drive Carbon Technora inventories.

People

When you talk with people at UK Sailmakers Toronto you can be sure that the person you are talking to is knowledgeable and experienced. We are not salesmen, we are sailmakers and proud of it.

Brian Chapman (brian@uksailmakers.com) Loft owner and sail designer, Brian has 35 years of experience designing and building sails. Whether you are a racer, cruiser, or sail any parts of the world. You will want Brian to design and oversee your sails.

Carolyn Chui (carolyn@uksailmakers.com) The newest edition to the team, Carolyn has 20+ years experience sailing in Canada and the Caribbean as the helm on a number race boats including the J30, C&C99, C&C115, IMX38, Reflex 38, Beneteau 40.7, and a Custom 44.  Carolyn has first hand experience using our products out on the water - Woven Polyester, Tape Drive, X-Drive, Uni-Titanium, and our line of Matrix Spinnakers.

Guy Hector (guy.ukht@uksailmakers.com) Hailing from Antigua, Guy has been a sailmaker there for 25 years, managing A&F sails in Nelsons Dockyard. Now in Canada Guy runs our service department performing expert repairs to get you back on the water fast.  

UK Sailmakers Toronto
1869 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 2B8
CANADA

Phone: 416-915-9134

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