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I’m glad we decided to buy the mainsail from you. I’d do it again and will recommend you to others without hesitation.”Nick W, Catalina 42
Island Planet Sails was founded by Dave Benjamin in 2004.
Dave is a lifelong sailor with a strong sense of environmental commitment. He grew up sailing on San Francisco Bay and has owned over a dozen boats ranging in size from 12 to 48 feet. He has cruised and raced on both coasts of the United States, Mexico, and Southeast Asia.
Jean handles accounting and operations. She has lived aboard, cruised, is an experience diver, and when not working with Island Planet Sails, manages her web application for livestock operations management.
Our designer has decades of experience and helped shape one of the most popular sail design software programs. He has designed sails for lofts worldwide. He grew up in sailmaking and he is one of the few people we know who can expertly design sails on a computer or with a lofting batten on the floor.
Representing Island Planet Sails in eastern Canada is Michael Judd. Michael is based in Toronto and is well known in the local racing community. To learn more about Michael and what we're doing in Toronto, please visit GTA Sailing
Do your sailing plans include crossing oceans? You may want to chat with Island Planet Sail's roving representative Jamie Gifford, who specializes in helping some of our blue water cruising customers with their sail choices. Jamie spent his formative years designing sails for Grand Prix racers, America's Cup boats, and megayachts. He spent some years away from sailmaking running a business which he eventually sold so he and his lovely wife Behan and their three children could go cruising. Jamie and family, aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, are currently in Bundaberg, Australia getting ready to head to Papua New Guinea. Their voyage began in Bainbridge Island, Washington in 2008. Dave and Jean met the Gifford family while they were passing through San Francisco Bay and really got to know them while cruising Mexico the following season. Check back soon for a web page dedicated to Jamie and his thoughts on cruising sails.