WHO WE ARE

Brad Sheridan: Owner, Designer and Sailmaker

Brad has sailed competitively most of his life, although  in his later years is appreciating the art of cruising!  He is an experienced match racer and dinghy sailor, and passionate about his one-design sailing such as FF15, Dragons and E22.
Brad has been designing and making sails for over 35 years. He started his apprenticeship with Flight Sails in Fremantle at the age of 14 and by 22 had started his own loft under the name of Sheridan Sails. For a few years the loft changed names and was even part of the Ullman Sails group.  However, Brad’s desire to design and make his own one-design sails meant that once again he became an independent sail maker, and so AUS Sailmakers was born.
Although a strong focus is on one-design sails, Brad has extensive experience with cruising, club racing and dinghy sail design and manufacturing.

Charlie: The Boss

No loft is complete without its loft-dog.  Charlie, a gentle giant of a staffy, has been with us for over  8 years and quality tests many of our old spinnakers and sail bags! A passionate sailor, Charlie loves nothing more than heading down for a swim at East Fremantle Yacht Club or being out on our Farr 40 ‘True Blue’ to feel the wind in his fur.

Jodi Earnshaw: Loft Manager

They say behind every good man there is a good woman.  Jodi supports Brad and AUS Sailmakers in all facets of the business from helping with sails to managing the loft and all financial matters.
Jodi has been sailing for over 25 years and in this time has been heavily involved in international match racing, local fleet racing and coaching at all levels.  Like Brad, she is passionate about her one-design racing and sails regularly in classes such as Flying Fifteens, Dragons and Etchells.