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Quantum Sails: Beat the VAT Increase & Avail of a Spring Discount if You Move Quickly

16th February 2021
New Sails lined up at the Quantum loft in Galway, awaiting delivery and sail trials
New Sails lined up at the Quantum loft in Galway, awaiting delivery and sail trials

Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland announces that a new 10% Spring discount is now available on Quantum sails ordered up to the 15th of April. Also with the VAT rate scheduled to revert back to the original 23% on the 28th of Feb, Boat owners have an opportunity to purchase sails at the 21% VAT rate until that 28th Feb date. After that, unfortunately, unless the Government extends the VAT reduction, sails will be sold at the 23% rate.

Delivery dates on new sails are now ten weeks approximately from order due to the very high demand this year, so a sail ordered at the end of February will not arrive till mid-May. If owners are looking for new sails for their racing or cruising boats, now is the perfect time to order.

Cruising sailors

For cruising boat owners, our Contender CDX sails are proving very popular for owners looking for a laminate long-lasting option that will hold its shape better than Dacron and not cost the earth. A step above that then is our Fusion M6 Membrane which is a Carbon Aramid material and we have just received in a 42 footer Main and Headsail in the loft for an owner who both races and cruises.

CDX mainsail for a 40-footer being examined in the Quantum loft in Galway. A laminate sail in a lovely Grey colour (white also available).CDX mainsail for a 40-footer being examined in the Quantum loft in Galway. A laminate sail in a lovely Grey colour (white also available).

Fusion M6 Mainsail for a 42 footer being checked over in our Galway loft. Carbon Aramid sail suitable for Both Racing and CruisingFusion M6 Mainsail for a 42 footer being checked over in our Galway loft. Carbon Aramid sail suitable for Both Racing and Cruising 

Racing sailors

For the racing sailor, our Fusion Carbon M5 sails for boats up to 40 foot are proving popular. Above that size the higher-spec Fusion M7 carbon sails are the material of choice. Both options are Top-end sails and are priced very competitively.

A Fusion M5 mainsail on the Half Tonner, Miss WhiplashA Fusion M5 mainsail on the Half Tonner, Miss Whiplash

A Fusion M5 Headsail on First 35 being sail trialled in DublinA Fusion M5 Headsail on First 35 being sail trialled in Dublin

Downwind sails

We have just delivered 2 Asymmetric spinnakers to a top J109 owner in Dublin and these will be sail trialled shortly when Covid restrictions allow. The sails in Superkote material are designed in the same Mould as the winning sails in the last 5 years US J109 Nationals.

Code 0's are now a must-have for racing owners, particularly those doing coastal and offshore racing. However, the cruising fraternity have now become volume Code, 0 buyers, as the ease of launching and retrieving is a big advantage. The code 0 would be rolled on a furler and launched and retrieved without fuss. The latest Cableless range also allows the halyard to be eased when broad reaching allowing the sail to become deeper. This gives the cruising sailor a better range of options and some even dispensing with conventional spinnakers.

Code Zero with StaysailCode Zero with Staysail

Flying Jibs

Recent IRC changes still allow a Flying Jib to be flown from a bowsprit as long as the Flying Jib is the same size as the boats normal Jib. This does not affect the rating. We have just received our first order for such a sail and will be trialling it shortly. A flying Jib is very suitable when there is too much wind for a code 0 when reaching. This flying jib can be set with another Jib inside it or a Staysail and can be a race winner if the right condition presents itself.

Contact Quantum sails agent Mark Mansfield to discuss any sail requirement you may have. Phone 00 353 87 2506838 or [email protected]

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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