Waddell Sails Going Out of Business

Waddell Sails Going Out of Business

Post by Will » Sun, 28 Aug 1994 03:44:08


News Flash: Informed sources high up in the windsurfing industry (i.e., a
rumour at the beach) tell me that Waddell Sails is going out of business.
Apparently, they tried to locate a buyer and, not finding one, decided to
close down their sailmaking operations, keeping a small staff to handle
repairs of existing Waddell sails. This is all I could find out since the
rumours started circulating last week. Anybody else have more info?

Willt

 
 
 

Waddell Sails Going Out of Business

Post by Jane M. Gib » Sun, 28 Aug 1994 06:58:47

Quote:

>News Flash: Informed sources high up in the windsurfing industry (i.e., a
>rumour at the beach) tell me that Waddell Sails is going out of business.
>Apparently, they tried to locate a buyer and, not finding one, decided to
>close down their sailmaking operations, keeping a small staff to handle
>repairs of existing Waddell sails. This is all I could find out since the
>rumours started circulating last week. Anybody else have more info?
>Willt

I, too, heard this rumor last week (at a Cape Cod beach)...
say it ain't so ;-(

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Waddell Sails Going Out of Business

Post by Patrick Powe » Mon, 29 Aug 1994 02:04:26

Quote:

>News Flash: Informed sources high up in the windsurfing industry (i.e., a
>rumour at the beach) tell me that Waddell Sails is going out of business.
>Apparently, they tried to locate a buyer and, not finding one, decided to
>close down their sailmaking operations, keeping a small staff to handle
>repairs of existing Waddell sails. This is all I could find out since the
>rumours started circulating last week. Anybody else have more info?

>Willt

This is what I know.  

Waddell moved from Santa Cruz last year due to high cost of living, and
now have lofts in Maui and Hood River.  They do not encourage visits
from the public, and do no sail repair. The sails are made in China.
The Santa Cruz loft was taken over by Pete(?) Scheibel, who does do
sail repair under the name Scheibel Sails.  Trevor Baylis was my
neighbor in Santa Cruz and was evidently prosperous, he must have made
a fortune when he sold his house.

 
 
 

Waddell Sails Going Out of Business

Post by Paul Fernqui » Tue, 30 Aug 1994 14:27:21

Quote:

>News Flash: Informed sources high up in the windsurfing industry (i.e., a
>rumour at the beach) tell me that Waddell Sails is going out of business.
>Apparently, they tried to locate a buyer and, not finding one, decided to
>close down their sailmaking operations, keeping a small staff to handle
>repairs of existing Waddell sails. This is all I could find out since the
>rumours started circulating last week. Anybody else have more info?

The Scuba Center in Minneapolis is a Waddell dealer and yes Waddell
is going out of business. The Scuba Center bought 50 sails at reduced
prices and is offering them at 40% off.  Larry at Scuba Center hasn't
decided which sail to sell next year. He doesn't want his customers or
team riders to be forced to buy new masts. Any suggestions??

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Paul Fernquist

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Waddell Sails Going Out of Business

Post by Jaime Corde » Wed, 31 Aug 1994 08:04:28


Quote:


>>News Flash: Informed sources high up in the windsurfing industry (i.e., a
>>rumour at the beach) tell me that Waddell Sails is going out of business.
>>Apparently, they tried to locate a buyer and, not finding one, decided to
>>close down their sailmaking operations, keeping a small staff to handle
>>repairs of existing Waddell sails. This is all I could find out since the
>>rumours started circulating last week. Anybody else have more info?

>>Willt

>This is what I know.  

>Waddell moved from Santa Cruz last year due to high cost of living, and
>now have lofts in Maui and Hood River.  They do not encourage visits
>from the public, and do no sail repair. The sails are made in China.
>The Santa Cruz loft was taken over by Pete(?) Scheibel, who does do
>sail repair under the name Scheibel Sails.  Trevor Baylis was my
>neighbor in Santa Cruz and was evidently prosperous, he must have made
>a fortune when he sold his house.

Well, say it ain't so... but Trevor says it is. I just got off the
phone, and this is their last year. They don't plan to be in the
windsurfing business at all, but they aren't sure what the plans are.

He mentioned something about a sabbatical, so I can assume they
(he and his wife) burned out or got tired of it or something.

Trevor still answers the Waddell phone himself, or at least he did when
I called, so give him a call if you want more info.

Jaime

[nothing like going to the source to verify a rumor....]
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