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Watch Out for the New Wave - Quantum Sails

23rd November 2021
Platoon—winner 52 Super Series Menorca—using Quantum Fusion M membrane sails
TP 52 Platoon —winner of the 52 Super Series Menorca—using Quantum Fusion M membrane sails

In the past, PR and advertising might lead you to think that there was only one sailmaker to go to if you want to do well in cruiser racing and big boat one-design fleets. However, the results worldwide, particularly in the last season, are showing that is not the case, according to Quantum Sails Ireland's Mark Mansfield.

The majority of the top big boat one-design and near one-design fleets (like the TP 52) now have Quantum winners and podium results in their big events, such as world championships. Take the recently concluded RC 44 Class series. The final event, just finished last weekend in Lanzarote was won by Team Aleph racing. The overall ranking through the whole season has Team Aqua winning with Team Aleph racing in third. The World Championship was won by Team Aqua. Both Boats used all Quantum sails.

Team Aqua and Team AlephTeam Aqua and Team Aleph

And if you think this was a one-off, consider the following results in likely most of the major big boat one-design and near one-design classes.

  • Maxi — Mini Maxi World Champion 2021-Cannonball—All Quantum Sails
  • TP 52 Class — 2nd and 3rd (Platoon and Quantum racing) in the TP 52 Series overall—All Quantum Sails
  • RC 44 Class — 1st and 3rd in RC 44 season series overall (Team Aqua and Team Aleph), and 1st in World Championships 2021—All Quantum Sails
  • Club swan 50 —1st overall at Swan 50 Worlds—Hatari
  • Club Swan 36 — 1st overall at Swan 36 worlds.—G Spot. Quantum jib only. All other sails by another sailmaker.
  • Melges 32 —1st, 2nd and 3rd at World Championships 2021

Hatari —Club Swan 50

There is a new wave and it is called Quantum Sails.

Watch out for the Green Q badge on big boats in Ireland in 2022. There will be quite a few. And if that is not a good enough reason to consider getting a sail quote for your cruiser, then also consider the following,

  • Check the pricing, and see the difference for a similar product
  • Quantum has a full-size loft in Galway for servicing and modifications/ alterations where sails on yachts up to 45 feet can be fully laid out.

Ask for a quotation today for your racing or cruising sails, and get some good advice along with it. Contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or at 087 250 6838. 

Correction (25/11/21): This article was updated to correctly state the sail wardrobe on the Swan 36 Worlds winner, G-Spot was by another sailmaker except for one Quantum jib.

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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