Quantum Sails Rochester

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Address:

1461 Hudson Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621
USA

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Phone

Main: 585-342-5200
Fax: 585-342-8360

Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Saturday by appointment)

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About Quantum Sails Rochester

Quantum Sails Rochester (QSR) is the premier sail loft for all your sail, canvas, and repair needs, with service extending from the shores of eastern Lake Erie and Lake Ontario to the waterways of New York and the Hudson River Valley.

QSR is a partner of international sail maker Quantum Sails, providing the highest quality sails for racing and cruising boats. Along with our industry-leading sail design and production, we specialize in delivering a wide range of canvas fabrication solutions and repair needs. Our large loft has the capacity to cover everything from small boats to major canvas installations.

Services Include

  • New Sails
  • Sail Repair
  • Sail Cleaning
  • Sail Delivery
  • Sail Installation
  • Sail Re-cuts
  • New Canvas
  • Canvas Repair
  • Cover Repair
  • Sailboat Rigging
  • On-the-water Sail Evaluations
  • On-the-water Coaching
  • Bimini
  • Dodger
  • Awnings
  • Pool Cover Repair
  • Tops
  • Enclosures
  • Sail Shades
  • Repairs and Re-stitching
  • Specialty Sewing Projects

Meet Your Quantum Team

At Quantum, we’re connected to sailors everywhere by our love of sailing and the belief that facing a challenge head on is infinitely rewarding. With a desire to serve and problem-solving approach, our local team is dedicated to being a trusted resource for all your sailing needs. We look forward to earning your business.

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Doug Burtner has been making, selling, and servicing sails for 17 years.

Doug started making sails when he was 20 years old. After four years of making and repairing sails, he became the head salesman for Haarstick Sailmakers while still being involved with computer cutting, production, and inspection of all new sails. Customers around Rochester know Doug for his positive approach to sailing, and they always enjoy having him on the boat with them. Doug is also proud to be a part of Quantum's Ensign class team, where he oversees production of all upwind sails.

When Doug is not making sails or sailing with customers, he’s home working on his house and spending time with his three lovely ladies: wife, Erin, and two daughters, Charlotte and Caroline.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft/Sales Manager
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 2005/2008 Ensign National Champion
  • Ensign National Championship – five top-five finishes with five other top-ten finishes
  • Ensign Regional Championship – multiple top-three finishes
  • Ensign Midwinter Championship – multiple top-three finishes
  • 2014 J/30 Lake Ontario Boat of the Year, Genoa Trimmer

Will Johnston started making sails in 1999 at Quantum Great Lakes in Traverse City, Michigan. After taking four years off to work at other lofts, he returned to Quantum Great Lakes for the better part of the next decade. Will's canvas background comes from a two-year apprenticeship at a nationally renowned canvas shop. He’s worked at Quantum Sails of Rochester for two years and has proven his skills with a pair of scissors and a sewing machine. We are lucky to have him here.

When Will isn't making sails, he is an avid windsurfer, surfer, sailor, and telemark skier.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Service Manager
Fluency

English

Travis Odenbach rose to the top of the One Design circuit in multiple classes in a short amount of time. He is a member of the Quantum Sails Rochester team and an accomplished member of Quantum’s team of J/24 class experts.

In the J/24 class, Travis has won the North Americans and finished in the top three multiple times at Nationals, North Americans, and Worlds. In the Beneteau First 36.7 class he’s helped win three North American championships, and in the J/22 class he has multiple top-five finishes at the world and North American championships. Around the country you can find Travis winning many regional events driving his own J/24 or helping customers on J/70s, J/24s, J/22s, Ideal 18s, and other larger boats. He recently sailed on a Carkeek HPR 40 in the Annapolis-to-Newport regatta, where they won their division.

When not sailing for work, Travis enjoys sailing his Moth.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: One Design Specialist
  • Current Town: Rochester
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2015 J/24 World Championship- Boltenhagen, Germany: 3rd Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 J/24 North American Championship- Portland, ME: 2nd Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 J/24 East Coast Championship- Annapolis, MD: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 J/22 North Americans- Houston, TX: 4th Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 Lake Ontario Freedom Long Distance Race; Concordia 47: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2015 Annapolis to Newport Long Distance Race; Carkeek 40: 1st Place; Crew
  • 2014 J/24 World Championship- Newport, RI: 5th Place; Helmsman (75 Boats)
  • 2014 J/70 Can Am Challenge- Youngstown, NY: 2nd Place; Helmsman
  • 2014 Lake Ontario Freedom Long Distance Race; Concordia 47: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2013 J/24 World Championship- Howth, Ireland: 3rd Place; Helmsman
  • 2012 J/24 North Americans- Jacksonville, FL: 3rd Place; Helmsman
  • 2011 J/24 North American Championship- Halifax, Nova Scotia: 1st Place; Helmsman
  • 2011 J/24 North East Championship- Lake George, NY: 1st Place; Helmsman (70 Boats)
  • 2011 J/24 World Championship- Buenos Aires, Argentina: 8th Place; Crew
  • 2011 J/22 World Championship- New Orleans, LA: 8th Place; Helmsman
  • 2010 J/22 North American Championship- Buffalo, NY: 6th Place; Helmsman
  • 2010 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship: 1st Place; Crew
  • 2009 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship: 1st Place; Crew
  • 2008 Beneteau 36.7 North American Championship: 1st Place; Crew

Kris Werner is a graduate of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, earning an unlimited tonnage/oceans USCG license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and Business. For several years, he served as a collegiate sailing coach, then as a ship’s officer on ocean-going tankers. He came to Rochester in 2003 as a chief officer on the Rochester Fast Ferry. Following that he was a broker with RCR Yachts while also working with Steve Haarstick on designs for Beneteau 40.7s and his J/24. For three years he worked at Haarstick Sailmakers as he transitioned to owner of the sail loft.

Kris has extensive experience on offshore and One Design racing campaigns, both driving and crewing. In addition to keeping busy sailing and running his business, Kris is the proud father of three energetic boys: Steven, Chase, and Austin.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Owner, Quantum Sails Rochester
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 2014 & 2015- J-70 Winter Series- 5th Overall- 45boats-helm
  • 2013-Charleston Race Week One Design Overall Champion- J-24-helm
  • 2012-Newport-Bermuda - 2nd Place - Swan 42-helmsman
  • 2012- Argo Gold Cup Match Race World Tour event- Bow
  • 2011- IRC North American Champion-helm
  • 2009-Lake Ontario / LYRA Boat of the Year- Beneteau 40.7-helm/tactics
  • 2009-Lake Ontario 300 - 1st Place-skipper
  • 2006-8 Meter North American Champion-tactics/mainsail
  • 2005-J-24 Great Lakes Champion-helm
  • 1998-2001 Coached NY Maritime College Sailing team to National Ranking
  • 1998- Empire State Games- Gold Medal- Laser

Justin grew up racing 420's, Lasers, and J22s in Youngstown NY and began coaching the 420 travel team in 2003. He would go on to coach high school sailing in Rochester, NY from 2005-2009 while attending college at SUNY Brockport.

After graduating, Justin moved back to Western New York in 2009, where he continued his coaching career as a member of the Buffalo Yacht Club coaching staff. He served as Head High School Sailing Coach at BYC for 3 years before accepting a teaching job near his hometown of Youngstown.

Justin currently works full time as a Health & Physical Education teacher at Lewiston-Porter Schools and serves as coach of their sailing team. He currently competes in J70, J22, J88, B36.7, and V15 class sailboats.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Western NY Service/Sales Specialist