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Quantum Sails Ireland Now Fully Reopen

22nd May 2020
Quantum sail loft newly relocated in Oranmore Quantum sail loft newly relocated in Oranmore

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.

3 mark mansfield3Olympic sailor Mark Mansfield is a sales agent for Quantum Sails Ireland

Quantum Sails NewNew sails ready for delivery

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

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.

Yannick Lemmonier Yannick Lemonnier – short-handed specialist

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.

Published in Quantum Sails

Quantum Ireland is very happy to discuss individual requirements with owners.

We offer a full-service loft at Oranmore in County Galway to look after all our new and existing clients.

Please contact us for advice and quotes

Mark Mansfield: [email protected] Tel  087 2506838

Yannick Lemonnier: [email protected] Tel: 087 628 9854

About Quantum Sails & West Sails Ireland 

The sail loft is owned and managed by Yannick Lemonnier, a former professional sailor. Opened since Jan 2011, West Sails joined forces with Quantum Sails in 2013.

Prior to coming to Ireland, Yannick worked in La Rochelle with a leading French sailmaker and he is trained in the most modern high tech CAD-based systems and software. Yannick understands sail design and has the experience and expertise to advise you on all of your needs.

In 2020, Irish Olympic helmsman, professional sailor and coach Mark Mansfield joined the loft as a sales agent.

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