- Hometown: San Pedro
Greg grew up in his parents’ sail loft in Cabrillo Marina. He took to competitive sailing naturally at a very young age. Greg worked hard to reach the top of the Optimist class learning many skills and processes that lead to success in one design racing. Developing a deep understanding of one design racing at such a young age has proven extremely valuable. As he grew up Greg progressed through many different classes refining his skillset and consistently placing well in a variety of events. While attending CSUCI Greg raced in the University circuit and collected many event wins. After college Greg regularly raced as a tactician in the Farr 40 fleet always placing well with a young group of friends. Recently Greg won the 2021 Lido 14 Class Championships. He continues to race competitively with solid results in a variety of local and international One Design and Big Boat Classes.
Greg has seen a lot of success as a sailor but considers coaching to be his greatest sailing ability. At 30 years old Greg has been coaching professionally for over a decade. He has coached many local one design sailors to the top of their respective fleets and developed a reliable consistent practice formula that will help his customers to do the same. Before Ullman Sails Greg lived in New Zealand for two years coaching the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Training Programs. Being part of the team that coached RNZYS sailors on to success at the highest level was an invaluable learning experience. Greg’s coaching experience has helped him to develop into an effective communicator who can improve a team’s performance from any position.
“My goal is to improve the quality of your time on the water. Whether by providing the fastest sails available, improving your rigging and sail setup, coaching your team to a higher level, or all of the above; seeing my customers make significant improvements is the most rewarding aspect of the job.”