Our conveniently located full service sail loft in the heart of Vancouver specializes in sales and repairs for sails on all sizes of cruising and racing sailboats. The Vancouver loft stocks all standard repair cloth and materials, and is staffed to get you back on the water in a timely fashion. Our retail section has a full complement of sail repair kits and materials, sail/canvas/vinyl cleaners and fabric guards, sailing gloves, sail bags, and accessories.
It is our goal to provide to Pacific West Coast customers premium made sails with top quality cloth for their needs. Panel sails are Canadian-made in Toronto or in-house, and we source our state of the art Element Membrane EM2 skins from New Zealand. We strive to provide thorough service by way of on-boat sail and hardware consultations, sail pick up/deliveries, installations, sail cleaning and winter storage. The experienced staff handles every project such as sail and canvas repairs, recuts, replace genoa UV covers, boom covers and custom sail/canvas and industrial projects. We are authorized dealers for all top brands related to sails and sailboats including ATN, Selden, Bamar, Marlow, Samson, Gill, Antal, Carver, Harken, CDI, Lewmar and Tides Marine, just to name a few.
We are deeply entrenched in supporting BC sailors year-round through local club regatta sponsorship, donations to cruising clubs and yachting rendezvous, and offering informative sail care presentations at various locations. It is our goal to have you sailing your best, whether to the next windward mark, or towards one of BC’s beautiful anchorages.
The Team - Vancouver
With 15 years in sailmaking and a lifetime of sailing, you can count on Jason for experienced advice. Jason grew up racing dinghies and spent 8 years teaching/coaching sailing on the Saint John River in Rothesay, NB. Racing keelboats in BC eventually led him to taking a position in a sail production loft in Vancouver in 2003. With 6 years of building sails, Jason has a strong background on how sails come together and the specific needs of Pacific West Coast sailors.
Jason has enjoyed divisional wins in the VanIsle 360, Swiftsure and Southern Straits, and years of racing one design action in Farr 30’s, J24’s and 505’s. An incredibly well-rounded sailor, Jason adds depth to any program; whether driving, tactics and navigation, or for expert trim or troubleshooting on the bow. All this on and off the water experience led him to starting his own sail loft in 2011, and you will find him there, hard at work at Evolution Sails Vancouver.
Marketing & Office Support
Jaye’s many years of sales and marketing experience in premium sporting goods rounds out the ESV team. Adding to the service aspect of Evolution Sails Vancouver, she may be on the road to pick up or deliver your sail, measuring or taking notes for you order, or in the office keeping things running smoothly. You’ll find her out on the race course when time permits, always encouraging many new people to the lifetime passion of sailing.
Sail Recut and Repair Specialist
Nicole is a native Vancouverite who caught the sailing bug in 1968 and hasn’t left the ocean since. She started working in the sailmaking industry in 1974 for Thunderbird Sails. Over a 30 year career of building sails she has worked for 5 sailmakers, including 10 years each with international companies. One ‘claim to fame’ is building a Star Class set that won the World Championships! To say Nicole has a strong background of how sails come together is an understatement. She has built sails in size ranging from the 89’ Schooners’ Marble Head Class, to radio controlled boats. An avid racer, Nicole has logged over 20 000 hrs on the race course. Nicole also has 5 years of experience consulting on electronics and sailboat rig and deck layouts. Today you will find Nicole accepting sail repairs at the loft, doing offshore sail preparation seminars, or coaching new keelboat owners in English Bay.
150 McLean Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3L1, Canada
Loft Location - Vancouver
Loft 200C, 150 McLean Drive
Vancouver BC V5L 3L1
Contact: Jason Fanjoy- Owner/Operator
Contact: Jaye Fanjoy- Marketing and office support
Contact: Nicole Foster – Sail Recut and Repair Specialist