Quantum Sails Annapolis


104 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403


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Main: 410-268-1161
Fax: 410-263-5779


Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm

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About Quantum Sails Annapolis

It's one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails Annapolis we go even further by making your challenges our own. With superior and personalized customer service, our sail consultants are with you every step of the way as loyal advisors, friends, and fellow sailors.

In our Service Department, we provide a full range of professional sail care and repair services for sails and canvas – from simple repairs to precise sail re-cuts. The first step for any project is an understanding of your needs and an evaluation in order to provide you with an accurate, up-front estimate of time and cost.

Our team covers the entire Chesapeake Bay area, the Delmarva Peninsula, southern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. At distant locations, Quantum offers pick-up and drop-off services in cooperation with local marine providers including our new location at Herrington Harbour North. Or we can help arrange shipping from your location. Contact a member of our service team to discuss your needs.

Services Include

  • Multipoint Inspections
  • Sail Repairs
  • Annual Sail & Canvas Maintenance
  • Sail Removal & Installation
  • Sail Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Sail and Canvas Washing
  • Canvas Waterproofing
  • Sail Mildew Removal, Mitigation and Prevention
  • Same Day/Overnight Repair Services
  • Precision Sail Recuts
  • Sail Conversions
  • Sail/Hardware Upgrades
  • Canvas Repairs
  • Custom Canvas Fabrication

Meet Your Quantum Team

At Quantum, we’re connected to sailors everywhere by our love of sailing and the belief that facing a challenge head on is infinitely rewarding. With a desire to serve and problem-solving approach, our local team is dedicated to being a trusted resource for all your sailing needs. We look forward to earning your business.

Choose a Team Member

Jason Currie

A New Zealand native and sailmaker by trade, Jason completed his 4-year apprenticeship in 1996. After working in Auckland for Boyd & McMaster sails, he moved to Annapolis Maryland in 1997 to start with the brand new Quantum Sail Design Group, and has been with the company ever since.

During his time with Quantum, Jason ran the service department before moving into sales in 2008. Jason brings with him to Quantum a wealth of experience in both racing and cruising applications having been involved in the technical and hands on side of sail making for almost 30 years.

Over the years he has competed successfully on all levels of Grand Prix, One Design & IRC racing circuits ranging from J/22, J/70, Farr 30, Farr 40, C&C30, J/111, IC37, and the IRC52. In 2009 Jason was tasked with managing the sail development and design program for the Farr 40 class that has led to multiple national and world championship wins for Quantum clients. Having grown up sailing and spending most of his life in the sailmaking industry, Jason holds a diverse range of experience that he happily passes on to his racing and cruising clients.

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis
David Flynn

David brings a unique combination of sailmaking, sailing and teaching experience to the Quantum team. A sailmaker with experience in all aspects of design, he provides a balanced perspective, having worked with North, Horizon and Doyle during his 30 year career. He has been with Quantum since its formation in 1996.

David’s racing background covers a broad spectrum, from dinghies and offshore One Designs to custom big boats. He has participated in winning programs at every level, including multiple national, North American, and world championships. David has also found time to win the Trans Atlantic, Fastnet, Bermuda, and a number of other major open ocean events.

For the last two decades, his principle focus has been offshore One Design. An in-demand speed doctor, David has an exceptional eye for sail shape and a feel for the subtle alterations of trim and tuning that make boats go. He has been instrumental in developing Quantum tuning guides and systems for many of the leading offshore One Design classes, including the One Design 48, Farr 30, J/24, J/30, J/105, Farr 40, One Design 35, and Swan 45. He is currently coordinating Quantum’s efforts in the new C&C 30 One Design class, and has been tasked with coordinating design, engineering, and project management for many of Quantum’s big-boat cruising programs.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Career highlights
  • Rolex New York Yacht Club Trans Atlantic Race, first in class
  • Daimler Chrysler Trans Atlantic Race, overall winner
  • Newport Bermuda Race, three class wins, one overall Lighthouse Trophy winner
  • Northern Ocean Racing Trophy, overall winner
  • IRC North American Champion
  • Rolex St. Thomas Race Week, overall winner
  • Block Island Race, first in class and overall winner
  • Stamford Vineyard Race, first in class and overall winner
  • Fastnet Race, first IRC Super Zero class, second overall
  • One Design 35 Key West Race Week, class winner
  • One Design 48 Class North American Championship Series, overall winner
  • Mumm 30 North American Championship Series, overall winner
  • Fifty Foot Series World Champion
  • Southern Ocean Racing Conference, five class wins, two seconds
  • Key West Race Week, five class wins, one overall
  • Block Island Race Week, six class wins, two overall
  • San Francisco Big Boat Series, class winner
  • Admiral’s Cup Trials, class winner
  • Annapolis to Newport Race, class and overall winner
  • Marblehead to Halifax Race, class winner
  • Port Huron to Mackinac Race, four class wins, one overall
  • Chicago to Mackinac Race, four class wins, one overall
  • National Offshore One Design Regattas, eight class wins
  • North American Level 30 Championships, overall winner
  • Midget Ocean Racing Club Internationals, class winner
  • Midget Ocean Racing Club East Coast Championships, class and overall winner
  • J/44 North American Champion, two times
  • J/30 North American Champion, four times
  • J/24 East Coast Championships, second place
  • J/24 North Americans, third place
  • New England Solo Twin Double-Handed, multihull class winner
  • Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, multihull class winner and course record holder
  • PROSAIL Professional Multihull Series, top five money winner
Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to the water or the world of racing. At Old Dominion University, he was a four-time All-American and two-time collegiate sailor of the year. He is an eight-time world champion in the J/24, TP 52, Farr 40, and IMS classes, and a winning tactician of the Louis Vuitton Cup. In 2008 and 2014, he was named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, earning the coveted award on the fourth time he was shortlisted. He’s also been part of five America’s Cup campaigns, currently American Magic.

Since 2008, he’s served as both helmsman and tactician with the TP52 program Quantum Racing®, winning three world championships and three circuit championships.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Tactician
  • Current Town: Harwood, Maryland


Career highlights
  • 2017 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2016 TP 52 World Champion
  • 2016 Maxi 72 North American Champion
  • 2016, 2015 Maxi 72 World Champion
  • 2016, 2014, 2009, 2004 Farr 40 World Champion
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2011 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2008 Melges 24 North American Champion
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand
  • 2007 Louis Vuitton Champion, Emirates Team NZ
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Stars & Stripes
  • 2000 America’s Cup – America One
  • World Champion J24 and IMS
Brett Jones

Brett Jones started sailing with his father when he was five years old. Without high school racing teams, Brett competed at local clubs in Sydney, Australia racing year round. Sailing a variety of boats, including cherubs, skiffs, and eventually keel boats, he raced every weekend until he left school.

After graduating high school, Brett learned to be a sail maker and continued to race on the weekends. One of his employers owned an ocean racing boat and invited Brett to join him. One thing led to another, and Brett found himself in the United States and Europe meeting people and competing. His experiences eventually landed him a spot on his first America's Cup team.

After the 2007 America's Cup, Brett decided to expand his experiences even further to make himself a more valuable member of the team. "In the America's Cup, if you're just a sailor you limit yourself," he said. "I had done a lot of development with sail designers, and I thought I could increase my value by having that skill set." Quantum Sails approached Brett about designing with them, and he joined the team in 2008.

Having sailed in several America's Cups and all the classic yacht races, Brett brought his own unique blend of sailing and design experience to the Quantum design team. Working mostly with Soto 40, RC 44, TP 52, IRC classes and various yachts, the combined experiences of Brett and the Quantum team make it possible to provide all of his customers with the best service and sails. "We're one of the more open design groups," he said. "We feed off each other and keep things open. We share designs and information that we can then share with the customers. This helps us influence the sail design and performance of boats to better help our customers."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Design, Downwind Trimmer
  • Home town: Sydney, Australia
  • Current Town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Career highlights
  • 2019 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2018 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2018 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2017 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2017 TP52 World Championship, Quantum Racing
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Shosholoza
  • 2003 America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1995 America’s Cup, Australian Challenge
Scott Nixon

Scott Nixon has been involved with racing his whole life. An All-American sailor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Scott later coached many students to the All-American ranks at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He has a wide range of racing experiences, including dinghies, One Design keelboats, inshore big boats, and offshore distance racing.

Scott joined Quantum Sails in 2000, and his experiences bring a unique skill-set to Quantum’s programs. Focusing primarily on One Design classes, he is directly involved in testing, design, and development of Quantum’s One Design sail programs, working directly with the design team to make sure Quantum® sails are at the front of the fleet.

Scott has sailed with Quantum customers to win championships at the world, Gold Cup, European, North American, and national levels. His hands-on approach includes active campaigns and racing in the following classes for Quantum: J/22, J/24, J/70, J/80, J/109, J/111, C&C 30, Farr 30, Farr 40, NYYC 42, Swan 45, Melges 20, Melges 24, and Melges 32.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Global Offshore One Design Director
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Doug Stewart

Growing up in the British Virgin Islands, Doug Stewart started sailing when he was four years old. He and his friends started on Sunfish, graduating to Lasers and Squibs as they grew up. Through the years, he went on to win every major regatta in the Caribbean, including the BVI Spring Regatta, the Rolex Caribbean Regatta and Antigua Race Week. After graduating from high school in 1981, Doug went to work with sailmaker Ted Hood. It didn’t take long for him to discover that sailmaking was something was something he wanted to do for a living. “Making something from a roll of fabric and a pair of scissors is pretty cool,” said Doug. “I found it easy to understand, and easy to teach others.” Doug was part of the team that started Quantum Sails, and has been with them ever since. His design experience includes Melges 20, Melges 24, Megles 32, Lightning, Escows, Interlakes, cruising boats, mega yachts, and catamarans. The passion of the Quantum team continues to invigorate Doug, and he enjoys interacting with customers on a daily basis. Having started as a sailmaker before computers and cutting machines, Doug said his unique understanding and experience helps him provide the best service to his customers. “They can expect me to listen first then advise them,” said Doug. “I understand all aspects of sailing, sailmaking, and sailing systems, so I usually have a solution if my customers have problems.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: VP Product Integration/Designer
  • Current Town: Annapolis


Mike Crump

In 1983, in the wake of the American’s Cup excitement, Mike Crump’s dad decided to introduce his children to sailing. Mike signed up for a J/24 program a J/World, and he was hooked. Soon he was chartering boats, cruising, and club racing whenever he could.

One summer Mike was taking an urban design class when he decided to visit his dad in Marblehead and join him for some races. It didn’t take Mike long to realize he wanted to be on the water instead of in the classroom, so he left the design program and went to work for a boat builder in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Boat building can be a dangerous business, however, so when he returned to the mid-Atlantic his started working in a sail loft.

Mike remembers the day Quantum sails popped up in Annapolis. “I was in the design office on a Thursday morning after Wednesday night racing, and everyone was asking, where did all these Quantum sail labels come from? They had a very strong presence in and around town after that.” Mike saw an opportunity to be part of a young, energetic company, so joined the Quantum team in early 1997.

As the service manager at Quantum Annapolis, Mike relies on his years of experience to make each job as easy as possible for his clients. “I don’t just look at sail problems,” he said. “I dig a little deeper and find the root cause of a problem – maybe it’s the boat or a sailing habit. My goal is to inform them and help them understand what’s going on.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Service Manager
  • Current Town: Annapolis


Brian DeBrincat

Charlie Saville

Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Charlie Saville learned to sail on the Tred Avon River in Maryland. His childhood revolved around the water, from junior sailing on the Chesapeake Bay to racing Etchells in San Diego. He attended Colgate University where he was elected Captain of the sailing team twice.

After college, Charlie set out on a 10-year offshore sailing career, covering more than 125,000 nautical miles and visiting 40 countries with 13 ocean crossings. During this time, his passion for the inherent challenges of sailing grew. A few of Charlie's most memorable sailing adventures include making landfall on Easter Island, as well as multiple trips to Antarctica.

A third-generation sailmaker and professional sailing instructor with more than 10,000 hours of instruction, Charlie joined Quantum Sails in 2009 as their Loft Service Manager in Annapolis, MD. Since then, he worked as Quantum's National Service Director, and now leads their sales and service teams as the Global Director of Client Care. In this role, he's proud to help sailors achieve their goals and enjoy the sport of sailing as much as he does.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Global Director of Client Care
  • Home town: Chapel Hill, NC
  • Current Town: Annapolis, MD
Career highlights
  • 2022 - Sail America Board of Directors
  • 2019 – present, University of Richmond Director for Advisory Board, Department of Client Care
  • 2017 St. Barth's Bucket Regatta 1st place
Andrew Waters

Born in the North East of England, Andrew Waters started sailing when he was seven years old and began racing when he was nine. During college he worked at a local sailing school, and it wasn't long before he left college to devote himself to sailing. By the time his peers were graduating from college, he’d logged more than 100,000 offshore miles doing deliveries, racing, and training.

His professional career started in South Africa before he sailed to the Caribbean in 1996 on one of the first Catamarans to be chartered. When he wasn't working as a sail instructor, operations manager, or marine surveyor, Waters competed in various regattas throughout the Caribbean and US regions. His recent wins include the 2010 St. Martin Heineken Regatta, the 2011 and 2013 IC-24 Quantum International Championship, St Thomas International Rolex regatta, match racing, and the 2014 Gordon's Bay Yacht Club Lipton Cup Challenge.

In 2016, Waters joined the Quantum Sails team as a Sail and Service Consultant in Annapolis, Maryland. "I had been a customer of Quantum for many years, and I've always liked the vibe from the people associated with the group," said Waters. "My customers can expect honest dedication in helping them find the best Quantum product for their needs, as well as the service they deserve as they navigate their own sailing adventure, whether that's fulfilling a lifelong dream of cruising the Caribbean or reaching the podium of that one regatta they’ve been chasing down."

Basic info
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Position: Sail and Service Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis, MD
Career highlights
  • RYA Yachtmaster offshore instructor
  • Nearly 100,000 NM offshore, including two transatlantic crossings, numerous trips in the Indian ocean, the Med, multiple Cape of Good Hope roundings
  • 1992 Vasco De Gamma Ocean Race winner
  • 1993 Cape to Rio De Janiero Yacht Race (Lavranos 65, Beluga, co-Skipper)
  • Racing in multiple classes, including Melges 32, Melges 24, IC-24, Olson 30, Multihulls, RP72 and many more
  • 2009 St. Thomas Rolex regatta winner
  • 2010 St. Maarten Heineken regatta winner
  • 2011 & 2013 IC-24 Quantum International Championship winner
  • First ever single handed circumnavigation of the BVI in an IC24
  • 2010 Mount Gay regatta Barbados, 2nd place
  • 2014 Gordons Bay Yacht Club Lipton Cup Challenge
Mark D. Welsh

Mark D. Welsh (MDW as friends refer to him) has joined the Quantum Sails team as a sail consultant based on the Chesapeake Bay's beautiful eastern shore. Mark has been sailing since college, and, after a successful corporate career, had the opportunity to follow his passion for sailing and turn his hobby into a new career with Quantum. In addition to working with Quantum clients to address their challenges, Mark is active in the local community and is on the water every chance he gets. Mark believes in giving back; he is a member of the St. Michaels Waterways Commission and volunteers for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. As a charter boat captain running day-sails out of St. Michaels Harbor, Captain Mark enjoys interacting with his guests and relishes his time at the helm of some of the most beautiful yachts on the bay. MDW occupies his free time in the Caribbean on his Lagoon 42 catamaran, cruising the east coast with friends, and relaxing with his family on Kiawah Island, SC.

Mark's unparalleled commitment to customer service aligns perfectly with Quantum's commitment to "make your challenges our own." Like all our sail consultants, Mark is a loyal advisor, partnering with clients by providing expert consultation while guiding them through choices of sail materials and hardware, construction options, and sail handling systems. When clients have more complex challenges, Mark leverages his corporate experience leading global teams to pull together a crew of top industry experts within Quantum to deliver solutions that meet the customer's unique challenge. Big or small job, MDW delivers consistent service and believes firmly that regardless of the size or complexity of his customers' challenges, they deserve the unparalleled service for which Quantum is known.

Basic info
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Maggie Flanigan

Sailing is in Maggie Flanigan's blood. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, into a family of sailors and learned to walk on a cruise from Long Island Sound to the Chesapeake Bay. A third-generation female sailor, Maggie continues the legacy started by her grandmother, who founded a community sailing program and raced a Sabre 34 until she was 94 years old.

Maggie's sailing experience was primarily cruising and sailing for fun with family with an occasional inshore race thrown in. But in college, she got more serious and started teaching and coaching sailing. Maggie's love of coaching started when she began working with Special Olympics Sailing, a program started by her parents in the early 1980s. As a unified partner, she loved watching her students' skills develop as they learned the ins and outs of sailing. A certified Sailing Instructor, Maggie has taught all levels at Baltimore County Sailing Center and coached for the race team for five years.

While never a big racer, she has a passion for race committee. She grew up watching her mother run races as a Principal Race Officer (PRO) for Special Olympics and Hobie events. At 15, Maggie started scoring events and eventually started working towards her Club Race Officer credentials.

"I am thrilled to be joining the Quantum Annapolis Team and look forward to providing the very best in canvas work," says Maggie.

Basic info
  • Position: Canvas Fabricator
Career highlights
  • Race Committee member since 2000
  • Volunteer for Maryland Special Olympics Sailing for 25 years
  • Special Olympics Maryland Sailing Championship Regatta Management Team member since 2005
  • Supported Maryland Special Olympics athlete Terrel Limerick, who competed at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles as the first ever US Level 5 (single-handed) sailor
  • Awarded Best Costumes in a show in 2018 and 2019 with collaborators and the only two-time winner by the Baltimore Independent Theater Review
  • Sang in the world premier of "Canticle Voce Cadentes" commissioned for the 9/11 10th anniversary, written and conducted by Dr. Jack Stamp
  • Sang in East Coast premiers of "In Pace" by Jeffrey Parola and “Opus 82: Nanie for Four Hand Piano and SATB Choir by Brahms," conducted by Vance George
Billy Martin

Billy Martin grew up in Riverton, NJ, where, at the young age of four, his family taught him to sail Optimists. After competing at the national level in the Laser Radial during high school, Billy attended Boston University where he studied business administration with a focus in entrepreneurship. Billy competed as skipper on the Boston University Coed Sailing Team for four years and led the sailing team to two top-ten national finishes. After completing his undergraduate studies, Billy coached numerous nationally ranked college teams for 10 years, including as assistant coach at Boston University, assistant coach at University of Pennsylvania, and, most recently, head coach at George Washington University. During his coaching years, Billy mentored over a dozen College Sailing All-American recipients.

Billy loves a variety of sailing disciplines, from one-design fleet racing and team racing to match racing and offshore racing. At Quantum Sails Annapolis, Billy is a client care representative, where his well-rounded sailing career and familiarity with many types of boats and roles will help both new and seasoned sailors to reach their goals. He looks forward to meeting sailors in the Annapolis area and racing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Basic info
  • Position: Client Care Representative
  • Home town: Riverton, NJ
  • Current Town: Annapolis, MD
Career highlights
  • 2015 Lightning World Championships (skipper), 3rd place
  • Off-Shore Races: 2019 Fastnet Race, 2019 Transpac, 2019 Newport Beach-to-Cabo Race, 2017 Transpac, 2014 and 2015 Caribbean 600, 2013 Marblehead-to-Halifax Race, 2012 Newport-to-Bermuda Race
  • 2016 Lightning Central Atlantic District Championships (skipper), 1st place
  • 2018 J22 World Championships (trimmer), 15th place
  • 2012 J24 North Americans (crew), 7th place
  • 2017 US Match Racing Championships (trimmer), 4th place
  • 2011 Charles River Open Team Race (skipper), 1st place
  • 2010 New England Interscholastic Sailing Association Sportsmanship Award
Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, and spent his youth sailing, boating, and fishing in Chesapeake Bay. He spent his summers pursuing the same hobbies on Lake Huron in Michigan. Members of his family were a huge part of the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society, finishing both the Chicago- and Port Huron-to-Mackinac races.

In 2002, Justin graduated from a carpentry program in Traverse City, Michigan, and has been building high-end custom houses for the last 20 years. After two decades of the wear-and-tear carpentry took on his body, Justin decided to learn a new trade. He is now a service technician at Quantum Sails Annapolis. Justin’s carpentry background contributes to the precision he applies to his distribution, sail service, and installation work.

Basic info
  • Position: Service Technician
Robert Kushner

Robert Kushner

Robert Kushner grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. After living in Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia, he is back in Annapolis again. Rob learned to sail on his family’s Laser 28 before moving to Optis with the Severn Sailing Association. He sailed during his years at Old Dominion University. Rob also attended Towson University, graduating with a degree in Geography and Environmental Planning. After college, he began racing in the J/105 Class and participated in various one-design and PHRF division bay racing, most recently on J/22s. Currently, Rob races on weeknights in Annapolis. 

Rob began working with sails in 2015 in Annapolis and gradually became involved in canvas and fabricating sail covers and stack packs, but he enjoys working on sails and canvas alike. He currently is in service, working on sails and canvas, and assisting with new canvas projects. He has been aware of Quantum since the company's beginnings, so becoming a member of the Quantum team is a fitting end. "I look forward to more racing, and I am grateful to join the Quantum Annapolis team. Making repairs and solving problems on sails and canvas is a rewarding challenge because it has tangible results."

Basic info
  • Position: Service Technician
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