UK Sailmakers Metro New York, Inc. has opened a new state-of-the-art sail loft in Port Chester, NY. UK Metro NY was taken over by new management led by Constantine Baris, a lifelong sailor who is now pursuing his passion for sailing by building the UKNY business into a more robust and broader reaching offering for cruisers and racers alike. His longtime friend, business associate and sailing buddy Kevin Crouchley will manage loft operations and sales in an effort to produce UKNY 2.0.
Patriarch of UK Sailmakers and sailing legend Charles (Butch) Ulmer is staying on to continue to help provide customers with the most insightful color on racing rules & tactics, as well as assisting in designing the optimal sail plan for each sailor’s needs. The experienced loft staff will provide repairs and service to all UK customers.
The organization is excited to exceed the expectations of everyone from adventure loving cruisers to the most avid racers. The broad range of UK sail designs and materials extends from long-lasting cross-cut Dacron sails to the new X-Drive® technology, highly regarded as the optimal blend of performance and durability for club racing, and state-of-the-art Uni-Titanium® load-bearing string sails. UK Metro NY will host seminars on racing rules and tactics, sail handling and care, and safety at sea best practices.
The new location is five minutes off I-95, and will provide personalized service with pick up and drop off. Call 914- 885-1700 or visit the loft to discuss your sail needs. The loft’s website is http://www.uksailmakers.com/lofts-americas/new-york.