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Ullman Sails Opens New Base

Ullman Sails has opened a new base or operations for west coast sailors south of the border.

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The loft floor at Ullman Sails' new base located in Puerto Vallarta.

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Ullman Sails is excited to announce the opening of its newest location, Ullman Sails Puerto Vallarta. The newly constructed full service loft, located on the west coast of Mexico, provides new sails, canvas and sail service to the Mexican sailing community. The loft is owned and operated by Guadalupe Dipp and Rodrigo Cuellar Dipp in Puerto Vallarta, along with Chuck Skewes and Kathy O’Brien from Ullman Sails San Diego in California.

Guadalupe and Rodrigo are both avid sailors and bring extensive on-the-water experience to the loft team. Guadalupe, one of the founding members of Vallarta Yacht Club, has cruised extensively all over the world. She is also the proud owner of the Varianta 44 ‘Nueva Luna’ which recently took first in class at this year’s MEXORC regatta. Rodrigo, who was also aboard ‘Nueva Luna’ in this year’s MEXORC class win, is part of a successful racing team that competes in the locally popular Capri 37 One Design fleet. Rodrigo is also a passionate cruiser – having cruised extensively throughout Central America.

“We decided to join Ullman Sails because of the people that make up the international sailmaking group,” said Rodrigo. “Ullman Sails has been very successful in racing, especially in One Design, and stands out in cruising. I have been an Ullman Sails customer who loved the service and product that I received. This is truly a global company that prioritizes approachability and personalized attention, giving its customers access to a traditional local sailmaker that provides the value of an international network.”

Ullman Sails Puerto Vallarta is the first full service Ullman Sails location in Mexico and joins two other Ullman Sails dealers located in Valle de Bravo and Acapulco. The new loft is a key addition for those both racing and cruising off North America’s Pacific Coast.

“Opening our new Puerto Vallarta location is extremely exciting,” said Ullman Sails President David Ullman. “Our new team will be able to provide comprehensive service to a great sailing community. Having personally raced extensively from California to Puerto Vallarta, not to mention countless MEXORC regattas, I look forward to the service and support this new facility will afford cruisers and competitors alike.”

About Ullman Sails

Ullman Sails, founded in 1967, is a world leader in sailmaking. Our customers trust our people, designs, products, and services to help them safely circumnavigate the globe, win world championships and everything in-between. With over 70 locations in over 25 countries Ullman Sails is able to help sailors accomplish their goals no matter where they are. Ullman Sails is dedicated to fostering the best sailing experience possible. Invest in your performance. www.ullmansails.com

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