About Our Training
We are a highly recognized, very successful marine canvas fabrication shop operating for over 19 years with a team of qualified employees. We service not only local marinas but clients’ boats around the US using our “Flawless One Step” patterning system. Here at Fairwinds Canvas Training Center you will embark on a very personal, unique and comprehensive experience in our workshops with a Certified Master Fabric Craftsman.
Our courses are structured for all levels of educational instruction from Core Fundamentals to Advanced Techniques. We offer hands-on training with an individualized approach. An all-inclusive training manual is provided, and each student will have their own project to work on and take home. Classes are small with a maximum of 4 students and taught in a very controlled and professional training facility that is separate from our production area. This allows for no distractions while focusing on precision and technique. Workshops are from 8:30-4:00 with lunch provided. During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have changed our Training Center classes and process. Read more about it here.
We are conveniently located 22 miles from General Mitchell International airport and 63 miles from O’Hare International airport allowing for easy travel. Our facility is 12 blocks from the waterfront nestled with many working boatyards. While staying in Racine you will find a variety of restaurants, local shopping and the convenient Double Tree by Hilton Hotel for comfortable accommodations.