Quantum Sails Ireland is now 110% operational within COVID-19 guidelines and open for business for new sails, sail service and covers.
Since mid-March, a lot has been going on behind closed doors with two new machines fitted and building work completed achieving a full relocation from Galway Docks to Oranmore near the motorway exit, another milestone since the loft was established in January 2011.
Sail collection boxes
Sail Collection Boxes are waiting for you in Dun Laoghaire Marina and in Galway Bay Sailing Club but collection can also be organised in the Cork area thanks to Mark Mansfield.
New sails ready for delivery
Quantum Sails production being slowed down by the virus in April is back at its original pace and can now achieve an improved lead time. You can ask us for quotes, and it is not too late to be on time for sailing in August.
Shorthanded sailing is now going to be a new norm with social distancing, and you will need a different onboard organisation.
My background includes over 50,000 miles solo sailing and I can advise you on how to get yourself and your boat ready for this new challenge.
Basic changes could mean that you will need to bring onboard smaller sails and re-arrange your deck to get everything within close reach including reefing lines, also you could use an asymmetric spinnaker with a snuffer or top-down furlers, all above will be topic for a future article bringing more details.