Melges 24 Class Info

Quantum Fusion M™ all black Technora sails are turning heads with top results in class championships all over the world. Top Corinthian and professional teams are turning to Quantum for the fastest and easiest sails to set up.

Quantum’s Melges 24 designs are technologically superior to all other sails in the class, with our Fusion M™ Technora membrane sails in a class by themselves—lighter, stronger, more durable and with fiber in all the right places for a longer performing life. Your Melges 24 deserves the best and greatest sail technology, and Quantum® sails rise to every challenge.

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Melges 24 Mainsails

Melges 24 FUSION MX Mainsail

This all-purpose class mainsail is made from our black aramid fibers, and performs best in 0-30 TWS. Using Quantum's Fusion M cloth, we are able to get the sail down to the class minimum weight. Our Melges 24 main includes battens, bag, sail numbers, spreader window, vision window along the foot, and draft stripes.

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Melges 24 Headsails

Melges 24 FUSION MX AP Jib

Made from Quantum's Fusion M® cloth with black aramid fibers, the Quantum jib is our one and only all-purpose sail for all conditions. The sail is easy to set up and has a wide groove for easy helming in waves and large fleets. This sail includes three vertical RBS battens, roll bag, vision window, class royalty, ISAF measurement sticker and your choice of draft stripe colors. Our standard jib comes with the stuff luff for the head stay wire, the luff that most top teams prefer and use. The zipper luff system is also available upon request for the jib halyard; please contact a class expert or your local loft for this option.

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Melges 24 Fusion MX Wave Jib

Made from Quantum's Fusion M® cloth with black aramid fibers, the Quantum  WAVE Jib was developed for the upcoming 2016 Worlds in Miami, Florida. The WAVE Jib has a flatter head and a leech profile that twists easily for sailing in open ocean with chop and large swell. This makes the sail more forgiving, twisty and easier to set up. It is also easier for the helmsman to drive to as the breeze comes up since the leech twists off and gives the boat less helm. This sail has been tested and proven in the ocean off Miami in the winter of 2016. The WAVE jib is still easily used in flatter water and lighter winds. Simply move the lead forward 1 to 2 holes further forward than the AP jib and the boat is off.
 
This sail includes three vertical RBS battens, roll bag, vision window, class royalty, ISAF measurement sticker and your choice of draft stripe colors. Our standard jib comes with the stuff luff for the head stay wire, the luff that most top teams prefer and use.

The zipper luff system is also available upon request for the jib halyard; please contact a class expert or your local loft for this option.
 

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This item will be available to ship in 7 to 8 weeks

Melges 24 Spinnakers

Melges 24 A2 Runner - AirX 650

The Quantum A2 is our max-sized Melges 24 class all-purpose runner. Perfect in 6-19 knots, it’s a versatile sail that will allow you to soak low in the 12-14 knot range, letting you sail five degrees lower than the competition while staying on a plane and going fast. The Quantum A2 is a class favorite for its wide range and max power. Made of Airx 650 for durability and great shape holding; available in a variety of colors. Spinnakers come complete with sail bag, adjustable luff and leech lines, class royalty and ISAF measurement sticker.

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

Melges 24 A2.5 Reacher - AirX 650

The Quantum A2.5 is a brand new updated design for 2016 that was tested and used to win the 2016 European Championship. This new design is a full size class reacher with lots of power. The spinnaker has a higher clew and straighter luff than the A2 Runner. This allows the sail to twist off so the boat unloads and can sail faster at higher angles. We recommend using this sail in 0-9 knots TWS and 17+ TWS. This is when the Melges 24 sails best bow up and faster than full VMG running conditions. The A2.5 makes for easy driving and an unloaded helm. This sail is very fast in waves and chop where the premium is placed on driving and correct heel angle.

This sail is available in .75 oz. Dynakote nylon or the recommended AIRX 650 cloth in a variety of stock colors.

Spinnakers come complete with sail bag, adjustable luff and leech lines, class royalty and ISAF measurement sticker.

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

Melges 24 Accessories

Melges 24 Jib Vertical RBS Carbon Batten Set

These are high end, all-carbon RBS tapered jib battens for teams who demand weight savings to perform at the top level. They are recommended for all wind speeds. Make sure to put the fat end (untapered end) in first to the leech! 

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Melges 24 Jib Vertical RBS Fiberglass Batten Set

The standard AP jib battens for our class jib. Recommended for all wind speeds and conditions. Make sure to put the fat end (untapered end) in first to the leech!

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

Melges 24 Mainsail RBS Carbon Batten Set

This is a high end set of RBS Carbon battens for teams who want to save weight aloft and perform at the top. These battens fit the standard AP class main and are recommended for 7-25 TWS. 

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

Melges 24 Mainsail RBS Fiberglass Batten Set

The standard AP RBS glass battens for our AP class main. Recommended for all wind ranges and conditions. 

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

Choose a Team Member

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
Chris Rast

Born in the United States, Chris Rast has lived in Switzerland since he was two years old. A certified Swiss toolmaker and engineer with a degree from the University of California-San Diego, Chris says his education provided the cornerstones to his successful sailing campaigns.

His first Olympic campaign was in 1996 in the 470, followed by two more Olympic appearances in the 49er, one sailing for Switzerland and one for the U.S. A winner of multiple national, European, and World championships, he continuously seeks to challenge himself with new objectives. In 2006, he started sailing –and winning – in the Melges 24 fleeting, including the 2015 Melges 24 World Championship.

In addition to his sailing credits, Chris is also an experienced coach, coaching the Swiss Olympic team in 2000. He was the project manager for performance-driven programs like the Alinghi Decision 35 and the EFT Sailing Team. Along with his wife Danielle, he also runs Swiss Performance Sailing, LLC.

As Quantum’s Melges 24 Class Expert, Chris will help all clients improve on the race course. He doesn’t only work with the professional teams – he’s available to anyone familiar with or just discovering the fleet. “The class lives and dies not by the professionals or the top teams, but those teams that make up the middle of the rankings,” said Chris. “We really want to support the Corinthian teams and the teams that need a little bit of advice to do well around the race course. I like helping teams and helping them get better. That’s what I’m really looking forward to.”

“Since its inception, the Melges 24 has been such a fun boat to sail in regards to its performance. It goes well upwind, and downwind it’s a hoot,” he said. “If you’re looking for a class where you get to sail not only against other Corinthian teams, but also against fully professional teams – people like Jimmy Spithill, Vince Brun, Morgan Larson, and Terry Hutchinson – get yourself a Melges 24 and you can go against the world’s best.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: Switzerland
Fluency

German, English

Career highlights
  • Melges 24 Worlds – 1st 2015
  • Melges 24 Audi Tron #2 - 1st 2015
  • Melges 24 St. Pete NOOD - 2015
  • J70 Chicago NOOD - 1st 2014
  • Moth EFG Moth Euro Cup Season - 1st 2014
  • Melges 24 Chicago Gold Cup - 1st 2013
  • Melges 20 European Championship - 1st 2013
  • J/70 St. Pete NOOD - 1st 2013
  • Melges 20 North American Championship – 2nd 2013
  • Melges 20 US National Championship – 2nd 2013
  • J/70 San Diego NOOD - 1st 2013
  • Melges 20 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - 1st 2012, 2013
  • Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - 1st 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Melges 20 US National Championship - 1st 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 49er Olympics – 6th 2008
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
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.

Date Regatta Result
Sep 21, 2017 2017 Melges 24 Canadian Championship 2, 3, 7, 8, 9
Aug 3, 2017 2017 World Championship 1, 5
Aug 3, 2017 2017 World Championship - Corinthian 1
May 21, 2017 2017 European Sailing Series - Event #2 1, 5
May 21, 2017 2017 European Sailing Series - Event #2, Corinthian Division 1
May 20, 2017 2017 Midwest One Design Spring Championship 2
May 6, 2017 2017 SE Inland Lakes Championship 2, 3
Apr 20, 2017 2017 Sperry Charleston Race Week 2*, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 - *Partial Quantum Inventory
Apr 20, 2017 2017 Sperry Charleston Race Week - Corinthian Division 2, 3, 4
Apr 7, 2017 2017 U.S. National Championship - Corinthian Division 1
Apr 1, 2017 2017 Gulf Coast Championship/Leukemia Cup 1, 2
Feb 17, 2017 2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - St. Petersburg 2, 3
Dec 3, 2016 2016 World Championship 2
Dec 3, 2016 2016 World Championship - Corinthian Division 1, 3
Sep 9, 2016 European Championship, 2016 1
Jul 22, 2016 CanAm Challenge 1
Jun 24, 2016 Canadian National Championship 3
Jun 24, 2016 Canadian National Championship - Corinthian 3
May 14, 2016 Midwest One Design Spring Championship 1, 5
Apr 17, 2016 Charleston Race Week 2, 5
Apr 17, 2016 Charleston Race Week - Corinthian 1, 2, 3
Apr 3, 2016 European Sailing Series - Event #1 - Corinthian 1, 3
Apr 1, 2016 European Sailing Series - Event #1 1
Jan 22, 2016 Quantum Key West Race Week 3
Jan 22, 2016 Quantum Key West Race Week - Corinthian 1, 2
Oct 18, 2015 Florida State Championship 1, 4, 5, 6
Aug 9, 2015 US National Championship - Corinthian 1
Jul 12, 2015 Canadian National Championship 1
Jul 5, 2015 World Championship 1
Apr 19, 2015 US Nationals/Charleston Race Week 4, 6
Apr 19, 2015 US Nationals/Charleston Race Week - Corinthian 1
Mar 22, 2015 Gulf Coast Championship 1, 3
Feb 15, 2015 Helly Hansen St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta 1, 2
Jan 23, 2015 Quantum Key West Race Week 3, 4, 5
Nov 16, 2014 U.S. National Championship 3
Nov 16, 2014 U.S. National Championship - Corinthian Division 2, 4
Jun 15, 2014 Lake Ontario Championship 1
Jun 1, 2014 Bayview One Design Regatta 3, 5
May 18, 2014 Midwest One Design Spring Championship 2
May 18, 2014 Seattle NOOD 3
Apr 13, 2014 Charleston Race Week Corinthian: 2, 3
Jan 24, 2014 Key West Race Week 2, 3