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John Kolius took his love of speed all the way to the America’s Cup. Then, 15 years ago, he founded KO Sailing to give others the same opportunity. Today, his tradition continues with new owner Mark McNamara. A well-known and accomplished racer in his own right, Mark’s vision is to support the youth, performance and recreational boating community in Houston, Texas and beyond, charting the course for a whole new generation of champions. At KO Sailing, we truly understand your on-the-water needs. So whether it’s a pair of hiking pants for your Laser sailor, a comfortable lifejacket for your kayaker, or simply a pat on the back before your Optimist tyke’s first race, you’ve found the right people.

Gulf Coasters know how to appreciate the water

It’s relatively warm here year-round, so why waste a good thing? Each of us at KO Sailing has been through the best and worst nature has to offer, so we truly understand what you need on the water to stay safe, stay comfortable and have fun! Whether you are the sailor or your children sail, come by KO Sailing and we will get you geared up.

As for caring for your boat, KO is with you every step of the way. Finding the right part can be a daunting task (we know from experience!), so we have put together an online catalog to help you narrow down your search faster and easier. However, for those really hard-to-find parts—or if you simply don’t have the patience to browse—an expert “Parts Librarian” is just a phone call away! (281.867.8200)

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