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Strong Growth Recorded for Quantum Sails Ireland

19th January 2022
The Grand Soleil 44 Samatom
The Grand Soleil 44 Samatom competing at the 2021 Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale

As I reported in November, top results have been coming hard and fast for Quantum Sails clients in events such as the TP52, RC44, Club Swan 50, Melges 32, Club Swan 36 and other international classes, where boats with Quantum Sails are winning some of these important World Championships.

It is no surprise then that this has translated into orders for new sails from the racing community in Ireland. Quantum Sails Ireland has had tremendously strong Autumn and Winter sales so far, with orders from all parts of the country.

Owners understand that our sails are fast, our product durable, and our pricing is competitive. In particular, the competitive large and middle-sized race boat owners seem to be looking to Quantum as a great alternative.

Recently, we have agreed on some sails for the Grand Soleil 44 Samatom, which won the Sovereign's Cup last year. Also in Howth, we have a full suit of sails ordered for a new Cape 31.

We have some new sails for a J/122e that also just arrived into Howth and, in addition, new upwind sails for a well known J/109 in Dublin.

New Quantum sails are going on the J122 Kaya, which won the ICRA Nationals overall last September, plus a host of other race boats from Cork, Kinsale, Fenit, Waterford, Greystones, Arklow, Galway, Northern Ireland and other areas.

The new Cape 31 designThe new Cape 31 design

In addition, our strong position with cruising boat owners continues, with many cruising owners opting for more upmarket sail and construction choices.

Quantum's Galway sail loft

We have a full-sized loft in Galway where sails can be inspected fully opened out, and any work needing to be done can happen quickly.

This is an excellent advantage to us, as owners can send in existing sails to be inspected and repaired with the benefit of viewing the sails fully laid out. Not every sailmaker in Ireland can offer this full-size loft option.

In the Galway Quantum Loft a J122 Fusion M7 J1 Headsail is inspected before heading off to the new owner of the J/122 Kaya in CorkIn the Galway Quantum Loft a J122 Fusion M7 J1 Headsail is inspected before heading off to the new owner of the J/122 Kaya in Cork

With the sailing season looming, sails can still be ordered for Spring 2022, with delivery on new orders generally only taking circa 8/9 weeks from receipt of a deposit.

For enquiries on new race or cruising sails, contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or by phone at 00 353 87 2506838

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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