Ensign Class Info

Quantum Sails offers a team of top racers across the country with a foundation of Ensign experience older than the company itself. Matched with our cutting-edge design and production capabilities, we are constantly refining our sails to suit your needs – from winning championships to cruising with your family and everything in between.

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Ensign Mainsails

Ensign AP Class Mainsail

Our all purpose (AP) class mainsail is designed for durability and built from Dacron® with a firm, racing finish. This sail comes standard with vision and spreader windows, tapered RBS battens, roll bag, draft stripes, insignia, numbers, Cunningham, and clew slide. Price also includes class royalty. This sail is also offered in a softer Dacron® fabric with a more forgiving cruising finish; please contact a class expert or your local loft for this option. 

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Ensign Headsails

Ensign #1 Genoa

This proven National Championship design can power up to be fast in light air, and with some backstay on will flatten out to be just as fast in heavy air. With a straight exit, our sails are powerful, and easy to trim. Our luff construction keeps the entry angle more uniform from tack to head - another competitive advantage! This sail has speed and point on the competition from 3-20 knots. A truly amazing All Purpose design.

Includes: telltales, vision window, draft stripes, class royalty and roll bag. (Furling Options Available)

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Ensign #2 Genoa

The #2 is designed for the 18+ range when OD racing, or a perfect size and shape for the daysailing family. Being significantly flatter than the #1 Genoa it will keep the boat on its feet and makes it easy to drive without being overpowered when the puffs hit. You are driven forward, not sideways.

Includes: telltales, vision window, draft stripes, roll bag and class royalty. (Furling Options Available)

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Ensign Blade Jib

This Heavy Air Blade is the perfect complement to our Class Genoas. Strong, durable and optimized for heavy air

Includes: telltales, vision window, draft stripes, roll bag and class royalty.

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Ensign Spinnakers

Ensign Tri-radial Nylon Spinnaker

Our nylon spinnaker is a very durable, all-purpose design with maximum area for windward/leeward runs, but modified slightly to remain stable on tighter angles. Available in a variety of colors. Includes: Sail numbers, storage bag and class royalty. For customized layout or graphics, please contact a class expert or your local loft.

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Ensign Tri-radial Superkote Spinnaker

The Superkote® spinnaker comes with a racing finish and is a little more user friendly in lighter air while maintaining its non-porous characteristics for a much longer period of time. Both spinnakers are designed with maximum area for windward / leeward runs, but modified slightly to remain stable on tighter angles. Available in a variety of colors.

Includes: Sail numbers, storage bag and class royalty. For customized layout or graphics, please contact a class expert or your local loft.

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Choose a Team Member

Doug Burtner

Doug Burtner has been making, selling, and servicing sails for 17 years.

Doug started making sails when he was 20 years old. After four years of making and repairing sails, he became the head salesman for Haarstick Sailmakers while still being involved with computer cutting, production, and inspection of all new sails. Customers around Rochester know Doug for his positive approach to sailing, and they always enjoy having him on the boat with them. Doug is also proud to be a part of Quantum's Ensign class team, where he oversees production of all upwind sails.

When Doug is not making sails or sailing with customers, he’s home working on his house and spending time with his three lovely ladies: wife, Erin, and two daughters, Charlotte and Caroline.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft/Sales Manager
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 2005/2008 Ensign National Champion
  • Ensign National Championship – five top-five finishes with five other top-ten finishes
  • Ensign Regional Championship – multiple top-three finishes
  • Ensign Midwinter Championship – multiple top-three finishes
  • 2014 J/30 Lake Ontario Boat of the Year, Genoa Trimmer
Randy Shore

Randy Shore grew up sailing. His parents – both championship sailors – introduced him to the water at an early age, but it wasn’t until high school that he decided to devote his time and energy to sailing. With the help of several amazing teachers, including Quantum’s Terry Hutchinson, Randy became a championship sailor himself, eventually becoming a member of the only team to win three consecutive U.S. match racing championships.

Randy also grew up around sail lofts, working at Shore Sails, his dad’s loft. Midway through college, Randy was running the production floor when he realized he wanted to go into management. He left Shore Sails to study and learn business outside the industry before returning to sailmaking in 2005. “Three things got me back into sailmaking,” said Randy. “Having my father’s business to build on, wanting to own and run my own business, and having an extensive background in sailing and sailmaking.”

As part of Quantum Sails, Randy and the team at Quantum Newport have access to all of Quantum’s resources and expertise, but Randy said it’s working with customers and helping them improve that he enjoys the most about his job. “I tend to be more of a coach than a competitor,” he said. “When I walk away from sailing with customers, my measure of success is the knowledge that they have gained and the foundation we have built – as well as how much fun they had – rather than just the score on the results sheet. I take great pleasure in helping my customers meet their next challenge.”

Growing up doing bow, navigation, and pit on J/24, J/29, J/35, J/44, and Farr 40 boats, Randy now spends more time trimming and as tactician on bigger boats, but his preference is sailing one design boats. If you can’t find Randy working, sailing, or spending time with his family, look for him at a local Ska show!

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Manager
  • Current Town: Newport
Career highlights
  • National, North American, and World Championship experience in:
  • Lightning (top-five finisher)
  • 12 Meter (top-five finisher)
  • Sonar (top-five finisher)
  • 210 (top-five finisher)
  • Ensign
  • Shields
  • J/24
Terry Flynn

Terry Flynn, a third generation sailmaker, started out in Annapolis, Maryland, where he developed a great foundation for both cruising and racing. He grew up on the family sailboat, cruising all over the Chesapeake Bay. Before he was 15 years old, he made 10 offshore deliveries from New York to Florida.

As a racer, Terry has competed in the Newport-Bermuda, the old SORC, Annapolis-Newport, and Trans-Superior races. His One Design credits include four J/22 North Americans and a World Championship. He’s also won North Americans, Nationals, and Midwinter races on 420s, Lightnings, J/24s, J/80s, J/30s, and Cadets, as well as winning One Ton, ¾ Ton, and ½ Ton Championships.

Growing up around sailors, Terry naturally fell into sailmaking and has never looked back. He’s worked his way up through the ranks, doing everything from bench work to design during his 37 year career. Terry has been with Quantum since the beginning, using his experiences to make sails that help customers improve their racing result or simply get more enjoyment out of their boats.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Seabrook
Allan Terhune

Allan Terhune, Jr. brings an impressive resume to his job as Global One Design Director for Quantum Sails. A resident of Annapolis, he is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and served as a commissioned Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He spent two years as the Director of Basic Seamanship Training at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he managed a fleet of more than 60 boats and directed the plebe summer sailing program, teaching more than 1,200 midshipman to sail each year.

An active and accomplished one design sailor, Terhune has won 11 North American Championships – which include the Lightning, Flying Scot, and Thistle classes – has turned in top performances in the Etchells, J/80, and J/70 classes, and was the 2013 J/22 World Champion. He’s a two-time finalist for the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year (in 2008 and 2013), and was the 2007 U.S. Sailing’s One Design Leadership Award winner.

Terhune works directly with One Design owners and provides oversight for the company’s One Design program including sail development, sales and marketing, and program expansion.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Global Inshore One Design Director
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Career highlights
  • Championship Finishes
  • J/22 World Championship – 1st, 2013
  • J/22 Midwinters – 1st, 2013
  • J/22 Annapolis NOOD – 1st, 2011, 2013
  • J/22 World Championship – 3rd, 2011
  • Lightning North American Championship – 1st, 2003, 2008, 2013
  • Lightning North American Championship – 2nd, 2006, 2007, 2013
  • Lightning European Championship – 1st, 2007
  • Lightning Southern Circuit – 1st, 2009
  • Lightning World Championship – 2nd, 2007
  • Lightning Midwinters – 1st, 2004, 2013, 2014
  • Flying Scot North American Championship – 1st, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Flying Scot Midwinter Championship – 1st, 2008 2009
  • Thistle Midwinters – 1st, 2012
  • Thistle Nationals, - 1st, 2012, 2013
  • Etchells, Sid Doren Jaguar Cup – 1st, 2009
  • Etchells North American Championship – 3rd, 2008
  • J/70 DIYC #3 – 1st, 2014
  • J/70 Fall Brawl – 1st, 2012
  • J/80 North American’s (tactician) – 2nd, 2013
  • US Sailing Championship of Champions – 1st, 2004
  • US Sailing Sears Cup – 1st, 1995
  • College Sloop Championship – 1st, 1999
Date Regatta Result
May 5, 2017 2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Annapolis 2
Aug 14, 2016 2016 Ensign National Championship 5
Jul 8, 2016 Region 1 Championship 1
Aug 13, 2015 Ensign Class Nationals 2015 3, 5
Jul 12, 2015 Newport Regatta 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9