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Michael Lennon

Michael Lennon is based in Hampshire, England, where he is a sail consultant and sail designer for Quantum Sails. Michael is also available by appointment for individual consultations and other services in Hampshire including:

  • New sails
  • On-board sail evaluations & consultations
  • Regatta support

Before becoming a sailmaker in 1986, Michael Lennon trained as a mechanical engineer, but engineering was a short distraction. Ever since he started sailing in 1976, Mike wanted to be a sailmaker. Learning to sail on an Albacore and then helming his Mirror dinghy, Mike progressed to the popular Scorpion Class, taking his first title in 1986. He moved through multiple dinghy and keelboat classes with two Olympic campaigns in the Flying Dutchman and later the Tornado.

Mike's sailmaking career began at Hyde Sails, first as a development sailmaker before moving into design and management. He led the charge in securing OEM business, landing the new Laser and RS business along with smaller contracts. In 2001, Mike established offshore production in the Philippines and later became CEO of the company. Soon after the company was sold, Mike founded Lennon Sails and Lennon Racewear (wetsuits).

"Leaving behind Lennon Sails was not an easy decision, but having worked on projects with Quantum Sails, I can see what a great company it is. All that fantastic technology at my fingertips was too much to resist!"

Career highlights
• 2016 International Moth European Champion
• 2014 International Moth UK Champion
• 2014 International Moth pre-Worlds winner
• 2014 International Moth 10th Worlds
• 2010 International Moth 7th Worlds
• Pre-2010:
• RS800 UK Champion
• Merlin Rocket UK Champion 
• 3x Scorpion UK Champion 
• Albacore UK Champion 
• Fireball Worlds, 3rd 
• Fireball Europeans, 2nd 
• Flying Dutchman UK Champion 
• International 14 POW Champion (UK Nationals)
• 2x Melges 24 UK Champion 
• 2x Mumm 30 Spi Quest winner 
• 3x Cowes week Melges 24 Class winner 
• 2x Cowes week Mumm 30 winner 
• Commodore's Cup tactician Farr 40, winning team and top scoring boat