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WHO WE ARE: KARL KUSPA
Get to know your local sales expert
What do you sail?
I grew up sailing Flying Scot’s but currently am sailing keelboats, specifically Beneteau 36.7s, J35, J120 and Great Lake 70’s.
What got you into the marine industry? What’s your favourite aspect of working in the industry?
I started working with International 50’s in college, which jump started my sailing career. From there, I began running racing programs with onboard coaching, which I have done for the last 30 years. My favourite aspect of working in the industry has to be the onboard coaching aspect with teams. The instant gratification of seeing the team improve and their skills develop is very rewarding. As well, the mechanics of the boat itself with the team and coordinate the team to work together with the boat is highly satisfying.
What is your earliest sailing memory?
I’ve been sailing my whole life, I started sailing at a month old with my family. From there, I began racing Fling Scot’s at age six with my Father.
How long have you been working in the industry? What keeps you coming back for more?
For the past 30 years I have been working in the industry and the idea of something new happening everyday is what keeps me coming back for more.
If you could have any boat in the world, what would it be?
One Design keelboat for sure.