Flying Scot Class Info

One of the most successful one designs in North America. This family-oriented class is known for having fun on and off the water. Our Quantum team has won multiple North Americans and Midwinter championships, and we want to ensure you get the most out of your sailing experience.

Flying Scot Mainsails

Flying Scot All Purpose Mainsail

Designed by gold medalist, Mark Reynolds, the goal of this main design was to maintain a fast light/medium shape, but, through cloth selection and panel layout, to extend its range into stronger wind as well. The main is made from firm and durable 4 oz. cloth. The window, roll bag, numbers, jib leech, viewing window, and racing battens are standard. 

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This product may be ordered through your local rep or a class expert. For more information search for a loft or call 1-888-773-4889.

Flying Scot Headsails

Flying Scot All Purpose Jib

Designed by gold medalist, Mark Reynolds, the jib is made of a combination of 165 and 253 square weave. The foot of the sail incorporates a twist shelf to carry a fair shape right to the bottom. This is an all-purpose jib that features one viewing window to offer the best visibility. The jib is supplied with a roll bag. 

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This product may be ordered through your local rep or a class expert. For more information search for a loft or call 1-888-773-4889.

Flying Scot Spinnakers

Flying Scot Crosscut Spinnaker

This is the fastest sail in the class hands down! Our chutes have been refined over the years and have a reputation for being easy to trim. The crosscut construction is made from 3/4 oz. nylon. 

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This product may be ordered through your local rep or a class expert. For more information search for a loft or call 1-888-773-4889.

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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
Chris Schramel

Chris Schramel didn’t start sailing until he was 18 years old, but it looked like fun, so he gave it a try. He sailed throughout college, and the excitement of the competition, the girls, and the adventure of it all got in his blood. In 1975, his passion became his career when he ran a small loft in Martha’s Vineyard.

Chris spent several years with Sobstad before joining the Quantum team as an affiliate loft. With all of Quantum’s resources and experts available to him, Chris not only provides the best service and products available, he also treats his customers as friends, investing his time and talents to help them get the most out of their sailing experiences.

A Flying Scot expert, Chris is also experienced in 5.5 Meter, Laser, 470, Snipe, V-15, Rhodes 19, and Tornado classes, as well as most of the popular offshore One Design and handicap boats.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Quantum Sails
  • Current Town: New Orleans
Career highlights
  • Rhodes 19 National Champion
  • Laser Masters Midwinters – 3rd
  • ¼ Ton Midwinters – 2nd
  • J/35 Nationals – 2nd
  • Regatta Del Sol: Pensacola to Isla Mujeres, Mexico – 1st
  • Pensacola Race: Gulfport to Pensacola – 1st
  • Multiple top- finishes and victories in regional one One design Design and offshore championships
Mark Reynolds

When Mark Reynolds walked into the Opening Ceremonies at Sydney’s Olympic Games, he made U.S. Olympic yachting history as a four-time consecutive Olympic representative in the same event. Well-known as the “Star of the Star class," Mark has won two world championship titles ('00,'95) and three Olympic medals (1992 Gold,1988 Silver, 2000 Gold) in arguably the most competitive One Design class in the world.

Mark started sailing with his father (also a Star World Champion, sailing with Dennis Conner in 1971) when he was four. As a sophomore on the San Diego State University sailing team, he was an All American, leading the collegiate team to 2nd place finishes in 1974 and 1975 in the North American Dinghy Championships. A protégé of Dennis Conner, Mark started his first Olympic campaign in the Flying Dutchman class.

After the 1980 Olympic boycott, Mark started sailmaking at North Sails. Two years later, he left to start his own Sobstad loft, then joined Quantum Sails before the 2000 Olympics.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Owner, Quantum Sails San Diego
  • Current Town: San Diego
Career highlights
  • 2012 inducted into the Sailing Hall of Fame
  • 2002 Farr 40 World Champion (tactician)
  • 2002 inducted into Sailing World’s Hall of Fame
  • 2000 ISAF/Sperry World Sailor of the Year
  • 2000 Star Olympic Gold Medalist, Sydney
  • Star World Champion (’00,'95)
  • 1992 Star Olympic Gold Medalist, Barcelona
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year for Sailing (’89, ’92)
  • 1988 Star Olympic Silver Medalist, Pusan
  • 1986 Goodwill Games Gold Medalist, Estonia
  • 1979 Pan Am Games Snipe Gold Medalist
  • Continental Star Champion (10 Times)
  • Bacardi Cup Champion (’02,’98,’97,’93,’90,’89,’84)
  • Kiel Week Gold medalist (’79,’86,’00,’02)
  • 1978 Snipe US National and North American Champion (3 times)
  • 1979 Snipe Worlds runner up
  • ICYRA All-American (’75)
George Szabo

George grew up in San Diego racing Stars, Lasers and Snipes. As a kid, he made sails for his model boats before eventually taking a part-time job with Quantum during high school and college. He came on full-time in 1993 as a sailmaker and designer.

Using the latest computer design programs, George is able to create the fastest, most efficient sails for smaller One Design boats. This technology, combined with his intimate understanding of One Design sailing, allows him to create the most versatile sails available. The San Diego loft designs a variety of One Design sails, including Thistle and Lido 14, but their specialties are Olympic Class Star and Snipe boats.

George is the 2009 Star World Champion, as well as an 21-time National/North American Champion. In addition to his sail-making abilities and wins, he is also an accomplished keelboat tactician and trimmer.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: San Diego
Career highlights
  • 2011 Star North American Champion
  • 2010 Star North American Champion
  • 2009 Star World Champion
  • 2005 Star North American Champion
  • 2005 Snipe National Champion
  • 2001 Star North American Champion
  • 2000 Snipe North American Champion
  • 2000 Snipe National Champion
  • 1999 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1999 Snipe National Champion
  • 1998 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1998 Snipe National Champion
  • 1997 Snipe North American Champion
  • 1997 Snipe National Champion
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