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Ullman Sails T-Shirt Night
Wed, 20th Jun 2018
It was a great night out sailing Ullman Sails T-Shirt Night during the CRA Beer Can Series.  Thank you all that participated.  Do not forget about Ullman Sails CRA Halloween Regatta in Oc
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T-Shirt Wednesday
Thu, 31st May 2018
Wednesday June 20th is Ullman Sails night at the CRA Beer Can Series.  The Ullman Sails Team members will be out photographing and the pictures will be posted here immediately after the r
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Seattle POD Regatta
Thu, 26th May 2016
May 21-22 2016 The Second Annual POD Regatta (Puget Sound One Design) was a great success with 54 boats over 8 classes.  Winds were 5-10 on Saturday with some large shifts coming thr
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Oregon Offshore 2016
Tue, 17th May 2016
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Rodrigo Cuellar Dipp to Manage Ullman Sails PV
Fri, 13th May 2016
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Jim Clinton

30 Years with Ullman Sails San Diego

Mon, 4th Jan 2010
By Jim Clinton

Jim Clinton 30 Years with Ullman Sails San Diego
Jim Clinton

I started sailing and racing in 1944 on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, CA. I was the original owner of Sabot #23 and competed out of ABYC along the West Coast from Santa Barbara to Coronado. At age 14 I moved up to Snipes and raced nationally in both the Junior and Senior divisions until college, when I competed on the University of California, Berkeley sailing team.

After a military career, highlighted by building a catamaran in Vietnam out of F4 fuel drop tanks, I joined the Coronado Yacht Club and began racing again. I owned a series of 5 keel boats: Cal25, Tartan 10, Ranger 33, Soverel 33 and Etchells 22.

In partnership, I purchased Ballas Sails in San Diego in 1980, was licensed by Ullman Sails International (USI) in 1984, and sold in 2007. Since 1980 I have raced with customers in numerous offshore events and Mexican distance races.

From 1986 until the present time, I also assisted Dave Ullman in the management of USI. Currently, I am a happy sales representative for Ullman Sails – San Diego and continue to enjoy my time in the boating industry.


This article was posted on Mon, 4th Jan 2010