Jose Fernandez comes from a family very close to the sea and began sailing early in childhood on Optimist, Vaurien, and 470 sailboats. As the years rolled on he shifted towards cruising and participating in the best regattas surrounding the Canary Islands. Jose has been a sailmaker for 20 years. His introduction into sailmaking began as a local loft assistant repairing sailing school sails. After years of working for other lofts, Jose made the decision to open his first loft in 1997. Opening up shop on the south side of Tenerife gave Jose access to larger marinas amongst several other sailing businesses. Today, Jose’s loft is the premier loft on Tenerife and has full manufacturing capabilities – including an in-house plotter, 250sqm floor, and multiple sewing machines – for new sails and repairs ranging from Optimist to mega yachts.
- Languages spoken: Spanish and English
- Passionate windsurfer