Welcome to the new home of West Coast Sailing. If you've visited us before, you will notice a few things have changed. We've been hard at work to improve all aspects of your online shopping experience, making it easier to find the products and advice you need to go sailing. We are proud to share our new logo, message, and website with you. We appreciate your support and look forward to better serving you now and for years to come.
NEW LOOK & FEEL
As we enter our tenth year, we felt it was time to update our logo and tagline to better represent the experience, passion, and commitment we have to the small boat sailing community. We hope our new branding will inspire you to achieve more on the water, whether it be to sail faster and smarter, or to simply have more fun.
IMPROVING YOUR ONLINE EXPERIENCE
- New Platform — Our site is built on a state of the art platform, making it easier to find, compare and buy everything you need to sail better.
- Simplified Navigation — Quickly find the products and categories you need in our Apparel, Parts, and Boats sections.
- Easily Compare Products — Sort products by a variety of key attributes or compare selected items.
- One Page Checkout — Spend less time completing your order and more time sailing with our one page checkout.
- Mobile Optimized — Shop on the go with our mobile optimized and responsive layout.
- Expanded Resources Section — Parts locators, rigging guides, size charts, and more, all just a click away.
10 YEARS OF LEADING THE WAY
Well.......that escalated quickly!
It was just 10 years ago that West Coast Sailing started up in a leaky warehouse in Portland, Oregon. With a limited inventory, just a few months of industry experience, and almost no budget... we got started supporting dinghy sailors.
Fast forward to today.....
Times change, fads come and go. Manufacturers fall on hard times. Boat models sparkle and fade. Technology moves the game forward.
The constant? Our passion for dinghy sailing.
So, you might see a new site, new logo, new 'tagline', and all that....
But, the staff you talk to, the gang that answers the phone, rigs your boat, ships your parts and apparel... The passion is there, strong as ever.
Tell all your friends.
— George Yioulos, President
SUPPORTING YOUR PASSION FOR DINGHY SAILING
Welcome to West Coast Sailing—where performance drives everything we do. For nearly a decade, we’ve served the small sailboat community with unrivaled expertise and an unwavering commitment to helping our customers sail smarter and faster.
As the leading source for small sailboats, parts, apparel and accessories, we stock the highest performing products from the world’s top manufacturers. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to ensuring that you’re equipped with the right tools for an exhilarating experience on the water, every time.
We proudly stand behind everything we sell and can expertly guide you towards the best products to meet your unique needs. So whether you’re in it for racing or recreation, we’re confident in our ability to help you sail better than ever before.
Get ready to own the water.
--George, Kyle, Chris, Phil, Andrew, Madeline, Stephanie, Drew, and John
THE TEAM YOU TRUST
George Yioulos | President/Owner
George started sailing seriously in high school in California. He went on to sail for four years at the University of Oregon. While there, he coordinated the team for three of those years. His senior year he was selected for the Jim Rousmaniere Student Leadership Award and elected to the College Sailing Hall of Fame. George spends lots of his time promoting youth sailing and expanding water access for everyone. As a former coach, he is now a board member for the Columbia Gorge Racing Association and the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation. He is regularly involved regionally and internationally in growing the sport he loves.
Kyle Eaton | Inventory & Fulfillment Manager
Kyle has worked at West Coast sailing since 2007, when he was pressed into service to fill the increasing mail order business. Kyle is fully active in College Sailing, where he serves as the Northwest Conference Commissioner. He spends many hours volunteering at College and High School races (he's the High School Coach in Portland), and he logs many miles doing so. Kyle is racing Tasars here in Portland and would love to see a Team Racing circuit get started. Kyle is a board member of the Columbia Gorge Racing Association.
Chris Brown | VP of Sales
Chris has been part of the team at West Coast Sailing since 2010. He led the Oregon State University sailing team for four years and in 2007, he received the Pete McKillop Sportsmanship Award and was named to the All Northwest Sailing Team. He has stayed involved with college sailing as the NW Interconference Regatta Coordinator. Chris has taught sailing in Portland and Seattle and he spent a summer coaching youth fleet racing. Chris loves blasting across the Gorge on a Laser and racing Tasars and Thistles. Chris is a board member of the Columbia Gorge Racing Association.
Phil Krug | Marketing Director
Phil made the move to Portland to join our team in June 2011 and is the head of our Marketing Department. A native of Huntington, New York, Phil grew up sailing dinghies on Long Island Sound and the Great South Bay. He went on to sail for Fordham University in NYC where he was a Co-Captain for several years and recipient of the Joseph Sullivan Jr. Leadership Award for his commitment and overall leadership of the team. You can find him sailing Lasers, Thistles, Hobie Islands, J24's, and J70's. He is a member of the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation board of directors.
Andrew Cannard | Customer Service Manager
Andrew began working at West Coast Sailing during the summer of 2013. Andrew spent much of his early childhood on his family's sailboat and started racing in high school with the Portland area team. While attending The Evergreen State College, Andrew coached the local high school program and raced on a variety of keel boats. His summers were spent coaching on the Willamette or at Columbia Gorge Racing Association where Andrew worked as Sailing Director. During his last two years at Evergreen Andrew lived on his 30 foot Pearson which he continues to own and maintain. Andrew currently enjoys sailing his laser and coaches the local High School team.
Sam Humphreys | Boat Sales
Sam grew up in Southern California sailing in junior programs in Sabots and Lasers on Newport Harbor and went on to Sail collegiately in both High School and College. Sam’s background is in Sales and Marketing in the Lifestyle Recreation World having successfully launched many programs for Sailing, Windsurfing, Stand Up and Ski Racing. In addition Sam has been directly involved in Program Management, and Race and Regatta Management. He currently sails out of the Hood River yacht Club and still enjoys windsurfing in the Gorge on a regular bases.
Stephanie | Accounting
Stephanie is responsible for all the bookkeeping and paperwork we generate helping our customers. She make's sure we're on track and organized!
John | Warehouse Technician
John helps out in our warehouse by unpacking and rigging boats, assembling trailers, and keeping our boat inventory orderly
Madeline Luce | Orders and Fullfilment
Madeline joined the West Coast Sailing team in the fall of 2013. She assists Kyle with order fulfillment and helps keep our shipping department organized!