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J/80

Stable, fast, and capable, the J/80 is a modern sport boat. From its beginnings and proven with numerous J/80 championships, Quantum Sails continues to lead the pack with innovative designs using premium cloth that deliver performance and durability on the racecourse. Our fast sails are complemented by Quantum's J/80 class experts, who offer tuning resources and J/80 experience. Whether preparing for a World Championship, looking to make gains in your local racing fleet, or honing your keelboat skills, our J/80 resources will help you achieve your goals.

Completely NEW for 2024, the MX23 mainsail, JM23 jib, and SR23 spinnaker are now available. Order today or contact your local Quantum J/80 one design expert to discuss your racing program goals.

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J/80 Mainsails

J/80 Main - MX23

The all-new MX23 design delivers power, performance, and durability and excels across a wide wind range. The MX23 features an updated panel layout to promote overall twist, additional draft, and a more vertically balanced profile.
 
Constructed from premium Dimension Polyant cloth for incredible shape retention, the class mainsail is an all-purpose workhorse that responds to sheeting inputs, performs on every leg, and exceeds the demands of J/80 sailors.

INCLUDES: Luff rope, spreader windows, sail numbers, RBS fiberglass tapered battens, draft stripes, loose foot, Velcro clew strap, tack slug, roll bag, and ISAF measurement sticker with class royalties.

J/80 Headsails

J/80 Fusion M Jib - JM23

The JM23 jib has a completely new fiber layout that increases camber to deliver performance across all conditions. The new design incorporates an updated leech profile with maximum class roach at the top batten that enables the sail to be sheeted hard in light-to-moderate winds while still maintaining the ability to twist as the breeze increases. The result is power and better flow for increased boat speed and handling.

Designed to be furled and built to be durable, the jib maintains a smooth entry for power and trims easily in lump and chop. The JM23 is constructed of lightweight Fusion M® laminate that is strong and holds its shape across the wind ranges. This jib and our race-winning MX23 mainsail are the perfect upwind set.

INCLUDES:  Tube bag, RBS fiberglass battens, draft stripes, telltales, and ISAF measurement sticker with class royalties.

J/80 Spinnakers

J/80 Asymmetrical SR23 - Airx 600

The SR23 is our new class all-purpose runner designed with additional camber to increase stability and aid when sailing deep angles, making it much easier to trim than our previous class spinnakers.

Designed with maximum class-legal projected area, our J/80 Asymmetrical Spinnaker is fast and easy to control downwind. Constructed of premium cloth for durability and performance, the spinnaker is available in AIRX600 or Superkote60 to suit your needs on the racecourse. Whether in soaking low mode or bow up conditions, top teams choose the Quantum J/80 SR23 spinnaker for speed and control.

INCLUDES: Spectra luff line, leech and foot line, stainless tack ring, web clew, drawstring bag. and ISAF royalties. Custom colors available.

J/80 Asymmetrical SR23 - Superkote 60

The SR23 is our new class all-purpose runner designed with additional camber to increase stability and aid when sailing deep angles, making it much easier to trim than our previous class spinnakers.

Designed with maximum class-legal projected area, our J/80 Asymmetrical Spinnaker is fast and easy to control downwind. Constructed of premium cloth for durability and performance, the spinnaker is available in AIRX600 or Superkote60 to suit your needs on the racecourse. Whether in soaking low mode or bow up conditions, top teams choose the Quantum J/80 SR23 spinnaker for speed and control.

INCLUDES: Spectra luff line, leech and foot line, stainless tack ring, web clew, drawstring bag. and ISAF royalties. Custom colors available.

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Fernando Sallent

When Fernando Sallent was 10 years old, a friend of his father bought him an Optimist dinghy. From then on Fernando was hooked. As an adult, his first business venture was Technik Boats, a small Optimist shipyard, but it was the physics of sailing that really intrigued him. “I always had a passion for finding a way to make boats go faster,” he said.

That passion led him to La Industrial Velera Marsal, a local sailmaker who made all of his sails by hand. Fernando worked there learning the basics of sailmaking while also running Technick Boats. After taking a year off to serve in the military, he decided to leave Technick and joined Toni Tio Sail Loft. Toni Tio was only designing cruising sails at the time, so Fernando came on board to lead the One Design section of the company.

In 1996, Toni and Fernando visited the Quantum Annapolis loft, and in 2000 they joined the Quantum Sails team. Fernando continues to design One Design sails as he works to help his clients improve on the water. “I love seeing how sailors do better when the product is improved,” he said. “I love the fine tuning of boats and sails on the water.”

An accomplished sailor, Fernando also works as a coach for many teams. He coached the 470 women’s world, Olympic, and European champions in 1992 and the 470 women’s world champions in 1995. Since 2000, he has advised the Norwegian, Swedish, Swiss, and Spanish Olympic teams.

Basic info
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Position: Sail Designer
  • Current Town: Barcelona
Career highlights
  • As a sail designer, Fernando’s sails have won:
  • 1992 Olympics – 470 men’s gold medal, 470 women’s gold medal, Europe Dinghy silver medal
  • 1996 Olympics – 470 women’s gold medal, 470 men’s bronze medal
  • 2000 Olympics – Europe Dinghy bronze medal
  • 2004 Olympics – Europe Dinghy gold medal, 470 women’s silver medal, 470 men’s bronze medal
  • 2008 Olympics – Tornado gold medal, 470 men’s bronze medal
  • 2012 Olympics – 470 women’s gold medal
  • 470 Class – 1992-95 men’s world champion,
  • 1992/1995-96/2005/2011 women’s world champion
  • Optimist – 1993-96/2004 world champion
  • Europe Dinghy – 2003-04/2010 women’s world champion
  • 2004-06/2010-12 men’s world champion
Kerry Klingler

When Kerry Klingler was eight years old, his father decided sailing would be a good sport for the family to enjoy together. Kerry and his dad learned to sail at the same time, and Kerry fell in love. He started to race competitively at the local yacht club, and by the time he was a senior in high school he knew he wanted to make the sailing industry his career. He dreamed of life as a sailmaker and decided to pursue that dream.

Kerry jumped into the industry and found himself not only making sails, but running a loft as well. While he appreciated the opportunity to stay in the industry, he felt his talents growing stale. "I was designing sails, but no one was pushing me to the next level as a maker or designer," he said. "I started looking for a position where I could design with a company that was technologically advanced so I could become a better, smarter, more advanced sail designer."

He found that opportunity at Quantum Sails. As the J-Boat Team Leader, Kerry not only designs sails for some of the largest One Design fleets, he also gets out of the loft to help his clients get the most out of every sail. Though people recognize him as a dedicated sailmaker, he’s also working hard all the time to provide the best service and products for their boats.

"I teach them first," he said. "I show them how to tune the boat, how the sail should sit on the boat, how to trim it, and more. It's a pretty comprehensive session where I try to infuse as much knowledge as possible."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: J-Boat Team Leader
Career highlights
  • J/80 – 4-time North American champion, former world champion and top competitor since 2000
  • J/109 – 5-time North American champion
  • Numerous big boat races, including success on J/133 and J/146. Most recently winning the Newport to Bermuda race on Apollo, a new J/121.
Carlos Rodriguez

When Carlos Rodriguez was four years old, his mother worked for a One Design boat company. She started taking him to races on the weekends, and it didn’t take long before Carlos started racing. When he was just 17 years old, the Catalonian Sailing Federation offered him a job, and he’s been sailing ever since.

Carlos started working at a Quantum Sails loft in 1996. After learning how to make sails on the floor, service sails, and design sails, he became a salesman. Carlos not only spends almost every weekend racing in local and national events with Quantum customers, serving as a skipper, tactician, and jib-spinnaker-mainsail trimmer, he also trims masts, finds crew members, provides certificate optimization in ORC, and even services sails during races. Carlos now serves as the Spain Regional Manager and works hard to make Quantum Sails Spain a full-service, one-stop loft for all sailing needs.

A professional racing crew member since 1995, Carlos has an extensive resume, including experience on Mega Yachts, ORC boats, IRC boats, One Design, etc. He has also won several races like Copa del Rey in Palma, Maxi Yacht Cup, Swan Cup, and many important races in the Spanish ORC circuit.

Basic info
  • Nationality: Spain
  • Position: Spain Regional Manager
Fluency

Spanish

Career highlights
  • Spain Tir (X-362)
  • Camper and Trasmediterranea (First 40, 7)
  • Freixenet (JV46)
  • Zurich (GP42 and BC41)
  • Fermax (GP42)
  • Santa Anna (JV57)
  • Siemmens Mobile (Farr 42)
  • Icaro (D44)
  • Garmin (DK46)
  • Iberdrola (Soto 40)
  • Copa del Rey Champion, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • ORC Non-Corinthians World Championship – 3rd place, 2007
  • Two-time ORC Spanish Champion
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
Maxim Logutenko

Maxim started working in the Quantum Russia office in 2010 after a lifetime of sailing experiences. He started sailing on Optimist boats when he was six years old and became a champion sailor. He is a two-time All-Japan Mini Hopper and Sea Hopper Junior Champion, two-time Quarter Ton class All-Russia Champion, and the 2008 Dragon European Champion. Maxim is also experienced on Cadet, 470, 49er and RC44 boats. When he's not sailing, Maxim also coaches, including the Russian Yngling class for the 2008 Olympics.

When Maxim decided to transition into selling sails, he chose Quantum because of its state-of-the-art design and development, as well as Quantum's reputation for quality. He is excited to work with new and repeat clients to help everyone find the fastest, most competitive sails.

Basic info
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Career highlights
  • 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race, ORC 4, 2nd
  • 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart, Sydney 38, 3rd
  • Rolex Fastnet Race Skipper
  • Several coastal regattas in Italy/France and Spain as a skipper
  • 2007-2008 – Russian Olympic Sailing Team Coach, Yngling class, 4th place
Kris Werner

Kris Werner grew up in Queens, NY, and spent his childhood on the water, sailing and fishing. He is a graduate of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, where he earned an unlimited tonnage/oceans USCG license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and Business.

After four years of collegiate varsity and offshore sailing, Kris served as a collegiate sailing coach and waterfront director. His career took him all over the world as a ship's officer on ocean-going tankers. In 2004, Kris came to Rochester to earn his way to Chief Officer on the Rochester Fast Ferry. He then worked as a Broker with RCR Yachts and began collaborating with Steve Haarstick on sail designs for various boats, including J/70s, J/24s, and other offshore vessels. For three years, he worked at Haarstick Sailmakers before transitioning to becoming the owner of the loft which is now Quantum Sails Rochester. Kris has extensive experience in offshore and one-design racing campaigns, both as a helmsman and a crew member. In addition to being a familiar face on the racing circuit, Kris enjoys spending time cruising with his wife and three boys.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Great Lakes Regional Manager
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 2023 - J/22 North American Championship, 2nd Place
  • 2022 - J/22 World Championship, 2nd Place
  • 2022 - J/70 North Americans, 3rd Place
  • 2022 - J/70 Midwinters, 4th Place
  • 2018 - Verve Cup/J-88 North American Championship- 1st Place
  • 2018 - CanAm Challenge- J-88 Great Lakes Championship 1st Place
  • 2018 - Charleston Race Week- J-88 1st Place
  • 2018 - J/24 Midwinters 3rd Place
  • 2017 - Charleston Race Week – J/88 1st Place
  • 2017 - J/88 North American Championship 1st Place
  • 2017 - J/22 Midwinters - 2nd Place
  • 2017 - Quantum Key West- J/88-1st Place - Tactics/Mainsail
  • 2016 - J/24 Great Lakes Championship- 1st - Helm
  • 2016 - CanAm Regatta- J-88 Class- 1st Place - Tactician/Mainsail
  • 2016 - J/22 World Championship- 4th place - Tactics/Bow
  • 2014 & 2015- J-70 Winter Series- 5th Overall- 45boats-helm
  • 2013 - Charleston Race Week One Design Overall Champion- J/24-helm
  • 2012 - Newport-Bermuda - 2nd Place - Swan 42-helmsman
  • 2012 - Argo Gold Cup Match Race World Tour event- Bow
  • 2011 - IRC North American Champion-helm
  • 2009 - Lake Ontario / LYRA Boat of the Year- Beneteau 40.7-helm/tactics
  • 2009 - Lake Ontario 300 - 1st Place-skipper
  • 2006-8 - Meter North American Champion-tactics/mainsail
  • 2005 - J/24 Great Lakes Champion-helm
  • 1998 - 2001 Coached NY Maritime College Sailing team to National Ranking
  • 1998 - Empire State Games- Gold Medal- Laser
Carter White

Carter White began sailing before he could walk, going on trips in the family's Lightning and then their J/24. He has experienced the beauty of the Gulf of Maine in a variety of cruising and racing boats. Having sailed and raced on multiple continents and at hundreds of locations, Carter considers the Maine coast of one the best places in the world to sail.

An accomplished junior sailor, Carter competed on the national level in multiple National Championships including the U.S. Sailing Bemis and Sears competitions. He then took a chance on an upstart college program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he majored in Economics and joined an aggressive, young, and new sailing team. He helped build the program into a national contender almost immediately; by his senior year, the program was ranked number one in the country. Carter was named All American for outstanding performance in inter-collegiate sailing competition.

After college, Carter worked for a local sailmaker in Maine where he learned to design, build, and repair sails; install marine rigging; and manage a small business. He enjoyed helping the company grow into the leading local source for sails, canvas, and rigging. During this time, Carter sailed with many customers, helping them win major championships such as the PHRF New England Championships and Key West Race Week.

Carter ultimately started his own business, managing sailing regattas and providing custom apparel and marketing products to marine businesses and events. Originally started in 2007 as Regatta Promotions, Carter set out to help yacht clubs and sailing organizations run better regattas. The business is still going strong today. Having successfully accomplished his mission, Carter and his wife, Molly, are now offering their years of product knowledge and expertise through You Regatta. You Regatta is located in the same facility as Quantum Sails Downeast in Falmouth, Maine.

One-design sailing is where Carter has showcased his sailing talents, winning three U.S. National Championships in three different one-designs. He won the prestigious U.S. Sailing Mallory Cup in 2017, skippering a J/70 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club as a representative of the Portland Yacht Club and SailMaine. He has skippered his J/24 You Regatta to many top finishes including fifth at the 2017 J/24 Worlds and second at the 2019 J/24 Midwinter Championships. Carter has won events sailing a variety of boats, including Swan 42, J/24, Lightning, Hinckley 51 SW, Custom 27’, Frers 36 & 41, Farr 30, Beneteau 36.7, J/80, J/70, 420, J/105, Etchells, Laser, Vanguard 15, and S2 9.1

While Carter has been working with Quantum, he has enjoyed the opportunities and rewards to reconnect with past clients in new ways that continue his true passion of helping sailors get more out of their boats, whether on the race course, gunkholing down the coast, or making a long ocean passage.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Portland Loft manager/Sail Consultant
  • Home town: Cumberland, Maine
  • Current Town: Portland, Maine
Career highlights
  • 4-time Maine High School State Champion (1990-1994)
  • All American for Hobart & William Smith Colleges (1998)
  • Key West Race Week (2001), 1st place, Tactician and Starting Helmsman
  • Swan 42 U.S. Nationals (2011), 1st place, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Block Island Race Week (2011), 1st place, Swan 42 Division, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Swan 42 U.S. Nationals (2012), 1st place, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Charleston Race Week (2014), 3rd place, 80 boat J/70 class, Tactician
  • J/24 U.S. National Championship (2016), 2nd place, Skipper
  • U.S. Sailing Adult Championships Mallory Cup (2017), 1st place, J/70, Helmsman
  • J/24 World Championships (2017), 4th place tie, Helmsman
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