Lightning Class Info

Experienced and always ready for the next challenge—nothing describes our Lightning team and sails better. Every one of our Lightning team members is passionate about the class, its sailors, and helping everyone go faster and meet more challenges. Our commitment to excellence is unrivaled. If you’re looking for more than just sails for your Lightning, the Quantum team is always ready to help.

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Lightning Mainsails

Lightning AP Mainsail

Based on our most successful designs, the Quantum AP Main is easy to tune and trim while being forgiving and fast.  This sail comes complete with RBS battens, tell tales, numbers, a bag, vision window, and class royalty.  

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This item will be available to ship in 4 to 5 weeks

Lightning Headsails

Lightning A1 Jib

This sail is for those looking for more power, especially in light air or chop. The Annapolis Jib is forgiving and goes through the ranges well. The sail comes standard with telltales, vision window, draft stripes, bag, RBS battens and class royalty.

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Lightning Spinnakers

Lightning Radial Running Spinnaker

This AP sail has a wind range from 0-30 knots. When you’re looking for an all-around performer, this is your sail. The radial construction is made from AirX 600. Includes class royalty.

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This item will be available to ship in 4 to 5 weeks

Lightning Accessories

Lightning Extra Set of Battens

Extra Batten Set

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This item will be available to ship in 1 to 2 weeks

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Alejandro Irigoyen

Alejandro Irigoyen

Alejandro Irigoyen started sailing when he was 12 years old. His father was a keen sailboat racer at the Yacht Club Argentino, and Alejandro spent his weekends racing and living aboard the family’s wooden S&S Finisterre. By the time he graduated high school, Alejandro knew he wanted to dedicate his life to sailing, so he started studying yacht design.

He started his sailmaking career in 1982 working for Hood, before starting his own Sobstad loft. In 2001, Alejandro joined the Quantum Sails family. “It was a natural decision,” he said. “I shared the same view and goals as the founding group.”

Though he’s sailed in various classes, Alejandro’s expertise includes Optimist, Cadet, 470, Snipe, J/24, J/70, J/105, Soto 33, and Soto 44 classes. Whether he’s sharing his class knowledge and experience, or helping customers organize their campaigns and training, Alejandro’s passion for excellence provides the best service, products, and support for his customers.

Basic info
  • Nationality: Argentina
  • Position: Quantum Sails South America
Career highlights
  • 15-time National Champion in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Peru
  • 6-time South American Champion in Cadet, 470, J/24, and Soto 40 as helm/skipper
  • Coached 470 Olympic bronze medalist teams in 2000 & 2012
  • Coached Soto 40 Team Negra in 2010 & 2013
  • Has successfully raced as elm/trimmer/tactician on board various one One Design and offshore boats at regattas in more than 30 countries around the world
Date Regatta Result
Jun 3, 2016 Bayview One Design Regatta 4
Mar 16, 2016 Miami Midwinter Regatta 2
Feb 15, 2015 Helly Hansen St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta 2