David Bolyard is the owner of Ullman Sails Gulf Coast based in Mandeville, Louisiana where his team provides sails and service to racing and cruising sailors throughout the Gulf Coast region. David has been a sailmaker for almost 40 years and works closely with the local community, including coaching some of the Gulf Yachting Association’s junior sailing teams.
On the racecourse, David is a nationally decorated sailor. He has won multiple U.S. Sailing Men’s Championship titles (Mallory Cup in ’94, ’99, ’00, ’01) as well as finished second in a memorable Mallory Cup final in which David crewed for his son David Jr (DJ). David has also won the Southern California Lipton Cup (’03), multiple class wins at Key West Race Week and competed in several national and regional sailing championships in the J/22, J/27, J/30, J/35, J/80, Viper 640, VX One, and Flying Scot classes.
Both a passionate sailor and sailmaker, David and his loft team are recognized for fast racing sails, quality products, and their infectious enthusiasm. Ullman Sails Gulf Coast is a full-service loft building sails and custom canvas work.