David Ullman, President and Founder of Ullman Sails
For over 45 years, Ullman Sails has been devoted to helping our customers reach their sailing goals. Whether you aspire to win an Olympic medal, dominate local fleet racing or spend your summer cruising, we provide the highest quality sails and service to make it happen.
Our singular reputation and demonstrated leadership in the sail making industry has been proven year after year. Ullman Sails customers have a long list of success stories including Olympic medals, offshore and one-design championship titles,and devoted blue water and coastal cruisers.
The Ullman Sails group is proudly unique, bringing together individual sail lofts from all over the world that specialize in serving their local markets. With a rich combination of skilled designers and master sail makers, we work together to ensure every Ullman Sails customer benefits from our international collaboration.
Ullman Sails was founded in November 1967 by David Ullman, 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 is still an integral part of the Ullman Sails group. Serving as President of Ullman Sails International, he also directs the Ullman design team – a select group of sailors with equally impressive credentials, extensive experience, and sailmaking expertise. And all of them are accessible. Contact a local loft and see for yourself. In addition to a local sales rep, you could also be talking to the current three-time J/24 European Champion; an Olympic silver medalist in the Tornado class in 2004; or a seasoned offshore sailor who has competed in more Sydney to Hobart Races than you can count on two hands. We understand theimportance of talking to someone who knows sailmaking. And we make sure we’re available to listen to your goals and answer your questions!