In his early years of dinghy sailing, Brent Fowler made his own sails during school holidays at Sobstad Sails in Western Australia. He saw the loft evolve from a dinghy sail manufacturer to big boat experts as they made the shift to Quantum Sails. After completing his apprenticeship, Brent took on the role of loft manager and client liaison.
During a short break from Quantum, Brent was part of many winning teams, updating sail designs for their IRC inventories and maximizing sails to OD rules, such as with the Bakewell White 36 fleet. He competed locally and internationally, winning Phuket Race Week and helming the Australian entry in the Audi Med Cup Cartagena event in 2011. In late 2011, Brent re-joined Quantum Sails as the Western Australian agent.
Brent’s primary focus is designing IRC inventories for offshore and inshore racing, as well as sail evaluation for the greater Australian market. Recently, Brent has taken on designing overflow sails for the U.S. market and is involved in iQ Technology™ and Velocity Prediction Program analysis for new-build projects. It can be tricky to work within IRC racing rules, but with Quantum Sail’s design technology Brent can design sails to lower a boat’s rating without losing speed or speed up the boat without a rating penalty. Whether you have a 20’ or 80’ boat, Brent ensures the same care and thought goes in to each Quantum® sail.