Ullman Sails Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Published on January 10th, 2017
Ullman Sails, founded in Southern California by sailing great David Ullman, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017. Beginning in 1967, the sailmaking business has since expanded to include over 75 locations in 29 countries world-wide.
“In the beginning it was unimaginable that Ullman Sails would achieve what it has,” said Ullman Sails President and Founder David Ullman. “I am extremely proud of what the team at Ullman Sails has accomplished. We have an exciting network of technical experts, designers, sailmakers, and top-level sailors who are all working together to offer sailors the best sailing experience possible. The quality and cohesiveness of our network has really been a key part of the success of our business.”
With a strong start in dinghies and local One Design classes, Ullman Sails has gone on to design and build winning race sails for the Olympics, Admiral’s Cup, Transpacific Yacht Race, Sydney Hobart, countless One Design World Championships, and more. The group has since expanded its cruising product series as well and now delivers the most comprehensive cruising inventory options available – from coastal cruising all the way through to the recently released Expedition Series; the only true high-latitude sail solution.
“Sailmaking today is nothing like it was 50 years ago,” said Ullman. “The whole process, from measurement and design, through to finishing have been refined and specialized for every sail we build. As we’ve evolved and brought in more expertise and experience to our team, we’ve been able to build a broader range of products that are engineered using the latest technology but still fundamentally meet the needs of our customers and their respective passions, be it boat speed off the start line at a World Championships or easy handling with the family on a weekend cruise.”
To celebrate Ullman Sails’ 50th year Ullman Sails locations around the world will be dedicating themselves to their sailing communities through supporting local events and youth sailing, and by sharing the group’s history. The hashtag “#UllmanSails50th” will be used to mark posts that tell the story of each year of Ullman Sails’ history. www.ullmansails.com
Source: Ullman Sails