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Great Win for Quantum Sails at UK IRC Double-handed Championships

16th September 2020
Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300, has a full Quantum sails inventory Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300, has a full Quantum sails inventory Photo: Quantum Sails

Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300 with a full Quantum Sails inventory, won the RORC IRC Doublehanded Championships last weekend. Gentoo is a sister ship of Cian McCarthy's Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale which finished second in the recent Fastnet 450 race.

Commenting on the win, Mark Mansfield, Quantum sails agent in Ireland expressed satisfaction with how this Quantum Sails boat is going. "There are now 10 of these new Sunfast 3300 designs racing in the UK, and two have Quantum sails. Gentoo won the IRC Doublehanded nationals after also securing a creditable 2nd at the recent highly competitive Drheam cup in France. It is obvious that the sails are extremely competitive against those built by other sailmakers".

Mansfield continues—"Gentoo was Sporting our Fusion 7 Membrane Carbon upwind sails and had a full suite of downwind sails including new design Code Zero and Staysails. Her Asymmetric Quantum spinnakers were built using Contender Superkote sailcloth.

In Ireland, we are delighted with our progress in the market in our first year. We have numerous new sails being delivered in the next ten days including a new 1720 suit of sails, a Fusion Membrane Mainsail for a top half tonner, and new spinnakers for a top 35 footer. Also, we have several new sails for Cruising boats where our competitive pricing allied to top-quality materials and construction is winning orders."

Quantum Ireland has a winter discount offer continuing with up to 15% discount available off our already very competitive pricing structure. Contact us for a quote today.

Mark Mansfield Quantum sails Ireland - Email - [email protected]. Phone 087 250 6838

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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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. He is Irish Agent for Key Yachting Ltd, the sole U.K. and Irish agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and the Tofinou range of boats. More on Mark here

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