Gary started Helms Yacht Sales in 1984 after working as both a ship builder, and yacht salesmen. Over the years he gained extensive experience in offshore racing and cruising on just about any boat he get his hands on. However, early on he developed an affection for multihull sailing. In 1987 he began his relationship with Corsair Marine, and became one of their first dealers. Chances are if you see a Corsair on the West Coast of the United States, Gary probably sold it.