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Alameda Rigging Shop

West Marine Rigging Service was founded in 1993 to meet the increasing demand for high quality custom rigging assemblies for our sailing and powerboat customers. Since that time, we've employed skilled managers and talented riggers to produce consistent, cost effective products. Visit one of our In-Store Rigging Shops.




Alameda Rigging Shop

Production Facility
860 Marine Drive Suite 581
Rock Hill, SC 29730
888-447-7444

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Newport, Rhode Island
379 West Main Rd.
Middletown RI 02842
401-341-3580

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Annapolis, Maryland
113 Hillsmere Dr.
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-268-0129

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2401 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-527-5540

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Newport Beach, CA Rigging Shop

Newport Beach, CA
3433 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949-673-9700

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Seattle, Washington
1275 Westlake Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
206-292-0356

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Alameda, California
730 Buena Vista Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
510-521-4865

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Alameda Rigging Shop

San Diego, California
1250 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92106
619-225-8844

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Alameda Rigging Shop

Kemah, Texas
1401 Marina Bay Dr.
Kemah, TX 77565
281-535-0820

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Mark ChandlerMark Chandler
West Coast

Years of Sailing / Boating: 40

Type of Sailing: Cruising & Racing

Rigging Experience: 14 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Many offshore miles racing and cruising.  Mooring system fabrication and installation.  Inshore racing Melges 20/24/32s, J-105, most ULDBs, multihulls.

Personal Activities and Interests: Hobie farming, racing sailboats, robotics, kids.

Noel Johnson
Newport, Rhode Island

Years of Sailing/ Boating: 40+

Type of Sailing: Cruising, racing, and professional chartering crew

Rigging Experience: 5 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Lifelong sailor with over 20,000 offshore delivery miles including a nonstop solo trip from Stewart Fla to Newport RI . Dinghy racing Laser, 420's; keelboat racing , J24, TP52, 12 meters, and club boats.

Personal Activities and Interests: Sailing, Skiing, moutain and road biking, rollerblading, scuba and free diving; anything to satisfy my adrenaline addiction!


Julian RichardsJulian Richards
Annapolis, Maryland

Years of Sailing / Boating: 35

Type of Sailing: Cruising & Racing

Rigging Experience: 10 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Hotel and catering management, boat building, captain and skippering, charter business, built two boats with family. Two transatlantic crossings, live aboard for 5 years

Personal Activities and Interests: Sailboat Racing, Golf, Reading, Travel.

Ryan FernandezRyan Fernandez
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Years of Sailing / Boating: Sailing for about 4 years / been on boats my whole life

Type of Sailing: Club racing / Cruise sailing

Rigging Experience: I've been rigging for West Marine for the last 4 years

Professional Experience / Specialty: I have been working on boats doing Capt, mate, deckhand, and maintenance for the last 7 years

Personal Activities and Interests: Love being on the water sailing, surfing, and fishing


Fred RochaFred Rocha
San Diego, California

Years of Sailing / Boating: 40

Type of Sailing: Ocean Racing, Olympic class, Cruising, club and recreational level, monohull, multihull, board (windsurf and kite) hydrofoil, A class

Rigging Experience: 14 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: International Race Officer, Olympic Class coach, USCG Captain licensed... PhD Orthopedic (Brazil)

Personal Activities and Interests: Sail full size and radio sail boats, travel, diving and skydive

Wayne CoughWayne Cough
Alameda, California

Years of Sailing / Boating: 62, had my first boat at 8 years old but was active with my father for as long as I can remember

Type of Sailing: Both power and sail but mostly sail. One design racing, Blue Jay, Lightning, Thistle, Finn, J24, Etchells-currently have a Thistle and an Etchells

Rigging Experience: 5 years with WM, lots of non-professional experience

Professional Experience/Specialty: Operations Management

Personal Activities and Interests: Sailing, golf, skiing, boat restoration.


Gorden ChristieGordon Christie
Newport Beach, California

Years of Sailing / Boating: 40 years of boating experience starting with a 10 foot fishing skiff moving towards sailing in 1981

Type of Sailing: Cruised Southern English coast, Channel Islands, Brittany and Normandy. Started racing 1992. Dinghies, beach cats, Sleds

Rigging Experience: 9 years of experience

Professional Experience/Specialty: Sail maker between 1998 and 2005. Making sails, rigging masts, poles, halyards sheets and guys. Joined West Marine 2006

Personal Activities and Interests: Home maintenance, Arsenal Football Club, surfing, adoring Husband and father

Jason HudsonJason Hudson
Kemah, Texas

Years of Sailing / Boating: 6

Type of Sailing: Cruising

Rigging Experience: 2 years

Professional Experience/Specialty: Live aboard on a 47 foot Lagoon with many open ocean miles, worked in the Alameda and San Diego Rigging Shops before relocating to our newest shop in Kemah TX.

Personal Activities and Interests: Cruising the open oceans with his family, spending time with his wife and children exploring distant lands.


BillBill - Wire/Rod Sales & Support

With West Marine since: 1996

Specialties: Lifelines, Rod and Standing Rigging

Other Interests: Guitars

From: West Virginia

AaronAaron - Wire Lead

With West Marine since: 1999

Specialties: Wire Swaging, Regatta Support, Hydraulics, New Shop Construction

Other Interests: Hockey, NFL, Fishing & Hunting

From: Florida


JasonJason - Rope Lead

With West Marine since: 1999

Specialties: Specialty Splicing & Double Covers

Other Interests: Cooking, Pool, Darts

From: Ohio

BaconBacon - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2008

Specialties: Docklines and other Braided Lines

Other Interests: 80's Horror Movies, Batman

From: Arizona


DonnieDonnie - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2005

Specialties: Workboats, is a Licensed Captain - 100T Aux/Sail Radar

Other Interests: Fishing and his grandchildren

From: South Carolina

DustinDustin - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2007

Specialties: Premades, Halyards, Lifeslings, Soft Shackles

Other Interests: Wild Life Conservation, Online Gaming

From: California


EddieEddie - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 1998

Specialties: Specialty Knots & Marlinspike Seamanship

Other Interests: Outdoors

From: South Carolina

RobRob - Rope Production

With West Marine since: 2008

Specialties: Race Car Tethers, Wire/Rope splicing

Other Interests: Rock&Metal Music

From: South Carolina

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