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About

Seaview Sails and Rigging is a Limited Liability company formed in August 2011 by David Molen and Todd Olson to fill a gap in the Wellington market. Our loft has 165sq.m of space, big enough to lay a TP52 main out.

Our Mission statement is : Provide the best service to our customers


      Todd                                          Dave

David Molen

Dave Molen is the kind of guy you want fixing or rigging your sails – or for that matter attending to any heavy duty sewing or canvas job. That’s because he knows how important it is to get it right! With over 20 years experience in sail-making and a passion for sailing, he is a well trained, hard-working, experienced sail-maker and rigger with a great attention to detail.

Dave’s work highlights

  • Dave completed his sail making apprenticeship at Port Nicholson Sails in 1993
  • He worked in Europe on super yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean
  • Managed sail lofts and spent time in The Marlbourgh Sounds
  • Worked as a sailmaker for the One World America's Cup Syndicate in 2002
  • Gained 3 years of expertise as a rigger with Mike McCormick rigging  in Tauranga
  • Has worked in sail-making and rigging for Wellington and Mana based clients since 2005
  • Understands the importance of a sturdy swim bag, well put together trampoline and school shade – with 2 daughters at primary school – this type of stuff really counts.


Dave’s Sailing experience

  • Dave loves racing and has competed in many different classes; 12ft skiff inter-dominions and nationals ,R class Leander trophies, E5.9 nationals ,Ross 780 and Young 88 nationals , Flying Fifteen and Trailer Yacht nationals, as well as most of the local offshore races over the years.
  • He has crossed the Atlantic ocean and sailed to and from Australia and the Pacific Islands a number of times
  • Competed in various regattas, Port Nicholson, Waikawa and Hamilton Island numerous times
  • Raced successfully on Pretty Boy Floyd , Ran Tan ll, 88 Proof and Flidders Green.
  • Dave also enjoys cruising in the Marlbourgh Sounds, Fjordland, Bay of Islands and The Whitsundays

Rum racing in Auckland with the North Sails boys and Josh Tucker on an Elliott 1350 Tourer

Todd Olson

Todd grew up in Whitby, learning to sail at Paremata Boating Club when he was 6, Todd has represented Wellington in the Tanner Cup and also NZ in the 1997 International One Meter Class World Champs.

Todd has over 10 years experience in both sail repairs and rigging. Most of my experience was gathered off shore in Bermuda, where I worked in a Sail loft that was a North Sails agent and also had a Rigging side. I have stepped many new and re-rigged masts, some well over 100'.

Todd has sailed many classes and has experience on many types of keelboats, Optimist, P Class, Starling, Laser, Laser II, 420, 470, Sunburst, E1050, MRX, Muir 8.2, RP80, J24, E22, IOD, J105, J109 and more...

Racing  and Sailing Record

1989 - P Class Tanner Cup 7th
1993 - Accepted into Elite Squad - Laser Class

1995 - Fiji to Auckland Delivery (William Gardner 55')
1997 - IOM Class World Champs 17th
1998 - IOM class NZ Ranking #1
1998 - IOM Class 2nd NZ Nationals

2001 - 2004 Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Champion - J24 Class
2002 - 2nd Place Bermuda International Race Week - Laser Class
2003 - 2nd Place Bermuda International Race Week - J24 Class
2003 - Bermuda National Champion  J24 Class
2003 - Bermuda to Newport Delivery (RP80')
2004 - Bermuda National Champion J24 Class
2004 - 2nd Place Bermuda International Race Week - J24 Class
2005 - 2nd Place Bermuda International Race week - J24 Class
2005 - Bermuda to Newport Delivery (RP80')
2005 - 2nd Place J105 Nationals
2006 - 1st Place Bermuda International Race week - J105 Class
2009 - Local Launch Operator Qualification - Maritime NZ

 


Unit 12 | 100 Port Road | Seaview | Lower Hutt