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Quantum Sails J109: Winner of USA Nationals Every Year from 2014 - Six Years Running

25th September 2020
Loki, J109 North American Champion for last 4 years with Quantum Fusion sails Loki, J109 North American Champion for last 4 years with Quantum Fusion sails Photo: Quantum Sails

Irish Quantum Sails agent Mark Mansfield, a J109 specialist himself, highlights the amazing run of victories for Quantum Sails in the J109 class in the United States. Three different Quantum Sails boats have won the J109 US Nationals since 2014 right up to 2019. There was no US J109 Nationals in the US in 2020 due to Covid. From 2016 to 2019, the same J109, Loki, has won the Nationals each year, while in 2014 and 2015, two different Quantum sails boats were victorious.

Quantum Fusion 5 J109 MainsailQuantum Fusion 5 J109 Mainsail

In the United States, Quantum, along with another sailmaker, share the majority of the racing market. In Ireland and the UK, many owners do not appreciate how competitive Quantum has been in recent years.

Quantum Fusion J109 headsail on a winning US J109A Quantum Fusion J109 headsail on a winning US J109

Many will know that the US America's Cup foiling monohull—American Magic, uses Quantum sails and two of the Top TP 52s on the TP Circuit, Platoon and Quantum Racing, both use full Quantum inventories. However in Ireland, few will appreciate how well the brand does in one design and other events like the J109 class.

American Magic, the foiling America's Cup challenger uses Quantum Fusion sailsAmerican Magic, the foiling America's Cup challenger uses Quantum Fusion sails

The J109 class over there also uses non-overlapping headsails, as they do in Ireland. The option of choice for these winning J109's has been the Quantum Fusion 5 and Fusion 7 Carbon Membrane sails, with Superkote spinnakers.

To win such a competitive class six years running is unprecedented in one-design classes.

Irish J109 owners and owners of other cruiser racers now have a choice when they are selecting their sails for the coming year. The knowledge gained from these top one-design classes trickles down into all cruiser sails and even into cruising inventories. Quantum pricing structures are very competitive and winter discounts continue with discounts of up to 15% available.

For quotes or further information about any of our race or cruising sails, contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] Ph. 00 353 87 250 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.

Website: Quantum Sails and FaceBook page


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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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