About Sailworld Cape Cod
Sailworld Cape Cod
Jim & Pam Ballantyne - Owners
Jim started Sailworld back in 1986. After school in Westfield, MA he headed for a ski career in Europe. He spent 10 years in Austria becoming a fully certified Austrian Ski Instructor at the Bundessportheim St. Christoph.
He worked in Obertuaren , and in Ramsau am Dachstein. Summers where spent on Lake Garda, Italy windsurfing and the transformation from snow to water had begun. In 1983 he became a fully certified windsurf instructor in Austria and upon completion came back to the USA to start a windsurfing school in Lake George, NY. He then left for Cape Hatteras, NC as assistant manager of the Kitty Hawk Sports Sailing center in Nags Head. After Hatteras he headed for the Florida Keys and ran a school at John Pennecamp State Park on Key Largo and a school at The Holiday Isle Resort on Islamorada. The urge to also own a retail store was too great and eventually he started his own shop in Port Orange, FL just south of Daytona Beach. This is where he met his wife Pam. Pam was an elementary school teacher in New Smyrna Beach FL. and quickly became more and more involved in the Sailworld business. Now she handles all aspects of the business specializing in women specific gear and athletic apparel a long with all of our beach fashion.
A quick history of our shops (we probably met you in one of them)
* Windsurfing of Port Orange
* Avon Windsurf Company
* Sailworld Hood River
* Boston Windsurfing
* Sailworld Cape Cod
Jim and Pam left Hood River for Boston in 1998 In July of 2000 Sailworld Cape Cod opened.