FEATURED LOFT: UK SAILMAKERS MARINA DEL REY


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For more than three decades Oliver McCann has been providing new sails and service to an ever-growing list of loyal customers in the Los Angeles, California area. Oliver has been running a UK Sailmakers loft in Los Angeles’ Marina del Rey for over 20 years and for a decade before that he was making sails under his own name at the same location. Maria Moran has been expertly repairing sails and serving customers at the loft for over 20 years. Together, they strive to offer sailors the best sails and service available at a fair price.


The Tayana 47 Wind Dancer sailed to Hawaii and back with her UK Sailmakers HydraNet Radial main and dacron genoa and staysail. Oliver recommended HyrdaNet for the main since it is the sail that is up 100% of the time the boat is sailing.

The Tayana 47 Wind Dancer sailed to Hawaii and back with her UK Sailmakers HydraNet Radial main and dacron genoa and staysail. Oliver recommended HyrdaNet for the main since it is the sail that is up 100% of the time the boat is sailing.

Oliver’s long background in sailing on all types of yachts gives him an unusually valuable perspective toward advising customers on their sail and sail handling needs. He takes pride in setting up sailboats to be handled with the least effort and greatest efficiency, maximizing sailing enjoyment…something his customers greatly have appreciated.


Left: Whitney Green's Jeanneau 43 PACIFIC finished 1st in class in the 2016 Pacific Cup with a complete UK Sailmakers inventory. Right: Al Berg's Farr 395 GHOST II finished 1st in class in the 2016 Berger Series, also with a complete UK in…

Left: Whitney Green’s Jeanneau 43 PACIFIC finished 1st in class in the 2016 Pacific Cup with a complete UK Sailmakers inventory. Right: Al Berg’s Farr 395 GHOST II finished 1st in class in the 2016 Berger Series, also with a complete UK inventory.

UK Sailmakers has an excellent racing record on Santa Monica Bay. From consistent Sunset Series winners over the years, to winners in the Berger, Stein, Pacific Cup, Santa Barbara to King Harbor, Ensenada, and Transpac races, UK Sailmakers provides sails and advice for many, many winning campaigns. Whether cruising or racing, or both, don’t hesitate to seek Oliver’s advice, which is always offered with a smile, and free of obligation.

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Oliver is more than a talented sailmaker, excellent sailor, scrupulously fair businessman and my lifelong friend. His dedication to environmental concerns dates back decades, including university studies in the subject.

    I’ve raced and cruised internationally with his sails, and received excellent service even when sailing in foreign waters.

    It is a well deserved honor for UK to recognize Oliver’s tremendous value to our community of sailors.

  2. Oliver is more than a talented sailmaker, excellent sailor, scrupulously fair businessman and my lifelong friend. His dedication to environmental concerns dates back decades, including university studies in the subject.

    I’ve raced and cruised internationally with his sails, and received excellent service even when sailing in foreign waters.

    It is a well deserved honor for UK to recognize Oliver’s tremendous value to our community of sailors.

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