Randy Borges - Owner/PresidentManaging partner Randy Borges has been in the boat building business for over 20 years.
career building 12-Meters for both Newport Offshore
and Williams & Manchester
in 1982, Randy
quickly gained a reputation for producing quality work landing him a position as the head of shore crew for the NYYC's
1987 America's Cup Challenge in Australia.After the Cup Challenge, Randy returned to Rhode Island and joined the staff of Sail Newport as the Operations Manager for the waterfront facility.
began, as a hobby, preparing J/24s and Etchells to be competitive racers.Again, his
reputation for superior work soon made him the chosen shop to service the elite Newport J/24 and Etchells fleets.Randy's new business quickly grew into Waterline Systems and his
reputation for providing the best service available spread throughout the yachting community.In 1990, Randy
committed himself full-time to Waterline Systems and spent the next 13 years making Waterline Systems one of the premier sailboat repair and optimization companies in the country.Looking to expand his service offering, Randy partnered with Mark Pearson of TPI Composites in 2003 to form TPI Marine Services, a waterfront service center second to none, located in the Melville Marina District in Portsmouth, RI. Despite the growth and changes over the years, Randy's dedication to quality and personalized service, the cornerstone of his reputation and success, remain unchanged.
...In addition to his role of managing partner of TPI Marine Services, Randy is also the President and sole owner of USWatercraft, builder of the J/22, J/24, Farr 40, Mumm 30, and Alerion 26.
Although time constraints no longer allow him to race as often as he
would like, his
winning record is impressive.Randy
has participated in events on the local, national, and international level, including Key West Race Week, SORC, Block Island Race Week, several Newport-Bermuda Races, and Sailing World NOOD Regattas.He
has won the J/24 Nationals and North Americans, is a two-time J/24 World Champion, and won the J/22 World Championship in 2002.