The sail loft in Labrador was established by Rob White Sailmakers in 1987. As the local sailmaker, Rob put many local junior and youth sailors through his lofts doors, offering apprenticeships, holiday work and mentoring. Some of these sailors have gone on to become world champion sailors in their own right. In 1992 Rob brought Graham Sherring onboard as an 18 year old sailmaking apprentice. Graham had been racing dinghies since a kid as well as yachts up and down the east coast of Australia.