| Sail Care Manager James Quinby learned how to sail on his father's knee in their handmade Thistle with Egyptian cotton sails. His racing career was mostly as a Junior Sailor on Long Island Sound in the popular One Designs of the day... (1958-1968), Lightnings, 505s, 110s, Stars, Etchells.
As he grew older and more experienced, James helped do deliveries from Bermuda, Jamaica and Nassau for owners from Indian Harbor YC. He also raced in numerous Block Island and Vineyard Races while going to college in New London, CT.
California came calling and while his wife Janet and he raised their sons in the Sierras, he was able to keep sailing on high elevation lakes on Nacra Catamarans. After retiring from the Fire Service in 1994, James started working for North Sails at the 3DL® finishing site in Alameda, CA and was part of the team who opened the Minden, NV facility in the mid 1990s. In 2001, Quinby and his family moved to San Francisco where James became the Sail Care Manager and in his owned words has "enjoyed the opportunity to provide sail care for the diverse sailors and sailing craft we have on San Francisco Bay. From ocean voyaging cruisers to elite One Design classes and everything in between, we are here to help."