UK SAILMAKERS CHESAPEAKE ARE MAKING WAVES

We’re thrilled to unveil the latest addition to the UK Sailmakers group: UK Sailmakers Chesapeake!

Led by the dynamic duo, Ant and Antigua Steward, our newest location is now open at Young’s Boat Yard in Baltimore, situated right in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay.

Aerial image of the UK Sailmakers Chesapeake location at Young's Boat Yard in Baltimore, situated right in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay.

Aerial image of the UK Sailmakers Chesapeake location at Young’s Boat Yard in Baltimore, situated right in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay.

Ant Steward, a seasoned sailor with an impressive world record for circumnavigating the globe in a nineteen-foot open boat, brings a wealth of experience to the helm. His lifelong passion for the sea and boats, stemming from his father, Ron Steward, who pioneered fibreglass production sailboats in South Africa, fuels the loft’s dedication to excellence.

Chesapeake Bay UK Sailmakers Loft

Check out this newsletter article about Ant’s incredible single-handed circumnavigation.

Joining Ant is his daughter, Antigua Steward, who grew up immersed in the world of sailing, inheriting the family’s deep-rooted love for the ocean. Together, they bring honesty, pride, and a commitment to quality craftsmanship to every sail they produce.

Recently, they completed an internship at the UK Sailmakers production loft in Durban, South Africa, to expand their expertise in sail construction and repair. Now equipped with new skills, they’re ready to handle all your repair needs at their own loft.

Chesapeake Bay UK Sailmakers Loft

Antigua learning from the expert staff at UK Sailmakers South Africa.

We’re excited to team up with UK Sailmakers Chesapeake, offering top-notch service and sails tailored to your needs, whether you’re a seasoned racer or a casual cruiser.

Take a look at the vibrant fleet of eighteen 420 sails recently delivered to the Baltimore County Sailing Center (BCSC), a proud member club of US Sailing and the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association.

Contact the Chesapeake UK Loft

Chesapeake Bay UK Sailmakers Loft

For inquiries or to request a quote, contact chesapeake@uksailmakers.com. You can also follow the new Chesapeake loft on Instagram @uksailmakerschesapeake.

Heather Mahady
Heather Mahady

Heather Mahady is the General Manager of UK Sailmakers International. She is based on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest, and is a passionate sailboat racer, sailmaker, and sustainability advocate.

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