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Highlander

The Quantum Sails Highlander team is here to support you in all of your sailing challenges from sails to service and support. Our sails are designed to be the fastest in the class, built using construction methods and materials guaranteed to offer a repeatable shape and years of durability.

Our one design division continues to work hard refining our sails and rig tune to help you get the most out of your Highlander.

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Highlander Mainsails

Highlander Main

The Highlander mainsail is a great all-purpose winner. It is designed for peak performance on open, choppy water, and also excels in flat, inland lake sailing. It is made using Contender Sailcloth's purpose built 5.46 Fibercon Competition Ripstop sailcloth.

The class mainsail includes RBS tapered battens, large vision windows, leech tell tales, sail numbers and a tube sail bag.

Highlander Headsails

Highlander Jib

The Highlander jib is built using Dimension Polyant’s purpose built 240 AP HTP sailcloth for added durability and performance. The class jib includes RBS tapered battens, vision window, leech tell tales and a tube sail bag.

Highlander Spinnakers

Highlander Spinnaker

The Highlander spinnaker is designed for all-around performance and excels when running. It is made using Bainbridge's AirX 600 sailcloth for unprecedented strength, performance and quality, and includes sail numbers and a sail bag.

Highlander Accessories

Highlander Mainsail Battens

Highlander mainsail battens

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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 and Design 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
Date Regatta Result
Mar 14, 2021 Highlander Class Midwinter Championship 2
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