Simmer to Goya

Jason Diffin has left Simmer Sails to fulfil a role as chief sail designer for Goya Sails.

Jason has an extensive history in windsurfing both as a designer and a sailor. As a teenager he started his career racing one design windsurfing regattas and working at a big boatsail loft in Florida. He then moved to Maui in 1989 to follow his dream of windsurfing and sail making. Starting in 1990, Jason began working for David Ezzy (Ezzy was head designer for North Sails at the time). Jason worked as David’s right hand man for 9 years hand building and testing over 1,000 prototypes, learning the ropes of mass production at the North Sails Lanka factory and finally aiding in the set up of the Ezzy Sails Lanka factories. In the year 2000 Jason stepped out on his own as Simmer Style Maui’s lead surf sail designer. He had a very successful 7 year run with the Simmer team. Now Jason has set his sights on Goya Sails and plans to use his experience and enthusiasm, combined with the talents of the existing Goya Sails crew to create his best sail designs yet.

Jason Diffin: This is my dream job! I have known and worked alongside Francisco for almost 20 years now and this new arrangement feels very natural- it just feels right. I am stoked to be working with a Maui based crew so all aspects of the design, marketing, administration and distribution are based at our Haiku headquarters. This allows more time for sailing when the conditions are right. When it’s not, we head to the loft and the office. As I said, it’s my dream job, and I’m super honored and stoked to be a part of this team!

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