David Calvert was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1951. He grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida where he began as a sailmaker at Morgan Racing Sails in 1972. In 1976, he moved to Islamorada, Florida where he started Freedom Sails, Inc. Freedom Sails became Calvert Sails in 1986.
During the 1980's and early 1990's, David raced windsurfing competitions and won numerous championships, including two national and one world title. For the last 14 years, he has won 12 national titles in multihull,trimaran sails racing classes, all with sails of his design. Today, Calvert Sails is one of the top multihull sail lofts in the United States with numerous wins in every region on the United States and Caribbean.
Dave became crew of the 125 ft. mega catamaran, PlayStation. During 2001 and 2002, he was onboard as a driver and helped to set five w orld records including both Trans Atlantic records and the 24 hour speed record.
In addition to Dave's racing history, he is an avid cruiser. When not designing sails or competing in major events, Dave cruises with wife Trish on "Destiny", their Fountaine Pajot Belize 43 catamaran.
With a home in the south Bahamas, Dave and Trish spend parts of each year sailing between Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Over 60,000 miles in cruising and racing offshore as well as record ocean crossings, has given enough first hand experience to design and build blue water cruising sails to go the distance.