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Jason Currie

A New Zealand native and sail maker by trade, Jason completed his four-year apprenticeship in 1996. After working in Auckland for Boyd & McMaster sails, he moved to Annapolis, Maryland in 1997 to start with the brand new company Quantum Sails, and has been with the company ever since. During his time with Quantum, Jason ran the service department before moving into sales in 2008.

Jason races competitively with many clients. Past successes include wins at Key West Race Week in 2008 and 2011. As mainsail trimmer for the RP52 Vela Veloce, the team won the Rolex St. Thomas Regatta, US IRC Nationals, Caribbean 600, Fort Lauderdale-Jamaica Pineapple Cup, and Key West Race Week.

When not racing, Jason cruises the Chesapeake Bay with his wife and daughter on their Ericson 30. Having worked on the floor building and repairing sails for 16 years, along with an extensive racing and cruising background, Jason holds a diverse range of experience that he happily passes on to his clients.

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis
David Flynn

David brings a unique combination of sailmaking, sailing and teaching experience to the Quantum team. A sailmaker with experience in all aspects of design, he provides a balanced perspective, having worked with North, Horizon and Doyle during his 30 year career. He has been with Quantum since its formation in 1996.

David’s racing background covers a broad spectrum, from dinghies and offshore One Designs to custom big boats. He has participated in winning programs at every level, including multiple national, North American, and world championships. David has also found time to win the Trans Atlantic, Fastnet, Bermuda, and a number of other major open ocean events.

For the last two decades, his principle focus has been offshore One Design. An in-demand speed doctor, David has an exceptional eye for sail shape and a feel for the subtle alterations of trim and tuning that make boats go. He has been instrumental in developing Quantum tuning guides and systems for many of the leading offshore One Design classes, including the One Design 48, Farr 30, J/24, J/30, J/105, Farr 40, One Design 35, and Swan 45. He is currently coordinating Quantum’s efforts in the new C&C 30 One Design class, and has been tasked with coordinating design, engineering, and project management for many of Quantum’s big-boat cruising programs.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Career highlights
  • Rolex New York Yacht Club Trans Atlantic Race, first in class
  • Daimler Chrysler Trans Atlantic Race, overall winner
  • Newport Bermuda Race, three class wins, one overall Lighthouse Trophy winner
  • Northern Ocean Racing Trophy, overall winner
  • IRC North American Champion
  • Rolex St. Thomas Race Week, overall winner
  • Block Island Race, first in class and overall winner
  • Stamford Vineyard Race, first in class and overall winner
  • Fastnet Race, first IRC Super Zero class, second overall
  • One Design 35 Key West Race Week, class winner
  • One Design 48 Class North American Championship Series, overall winner
  • Mumm 30 North American Championship Series, overall winner
  • Fifty Foot Series World Champion
  • Southern Ocean Racing Conference, five class wins, two seconds
  • Key West Race Week, five class wins, one overall
  • Block Island Race Week, six class wins, two overall
  • San Francisco Big Boat Series, class winner
  • Admiral’s Cup Trials, class winner
  • Annapolis to Newport Race, class and overall winner
  • Marblehead to Halifax Race, class winner
  • Port Huron to Mackinac Race, four class wins, one overall
  • Chicago to Mackinac Race, four class wins, one overall
  • National Offshore One Design Regattas, eight class wins
  • North American Level 30 Championships, overall winner
  • Midget Ocean Racing Club Internationals, class winner
  • Midget Ocean Racing Club East Coast Championships, class and overall winner
  • J/44 North American Champion, two times
  • J/30 North American Champion, four times
  • J/24 East Coast Championships, second place
  • J/24 North Americans, third place
  • New England Solo Twin Double-Handed, multihull class winner
  • Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, multihull class winner and course record holder
  • PROSAIL Professional Multihull Series, top five money winner
Brett Jones

Brett Jones started sailing with his father when he was five years old. Without high school racing teams, Brett competed at local clubs in Sydney, Australia racing year round. Sailing a variety of boats, including cherubs, skiffs, and eventually keel boats, he raced every weekend until he left school.

After graduating high school, Brett learned to be a sail maker and continued to race on the weekends. One of his employers owned an ocean racing boat and invited Brett to join him. One thing led to another, and Brett found himself in the United States and Europe meeting people and competing. His experiences eventually landed him a spot on his first America’s Cup team.

After the 2007 America’s Cup, Brett decided to expand his experiences even further to make himself a more valuable member of the team. “In the America’s Cup, if you’re just a sailor you limit yourself,” he said. “I had done a lot of development with sail designers, and I thought I could increase my value by having that skill set.” Quantum Sails approached Brett about designing with them, and he joined the team in 2008.

Having sailed in several America’s Cups and all the classic yacht races, Brett brought his own unique blend of sailing and design experience to the Quantum design team. Working mostly with Soto 40, RC 44, TP 52, IRC classes and various yachts, the combined experiences of Brett and the Quantum team make it possible to provide all of his customers with the best service and sails. “We’re one of the more open design groups,” he said. “We feed off each other and keep things open. We share designs and information that we can then share with the customers. This helps us influence the sail design and performance of boats to better help our customers.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Design, Downwind Trimmer
  • Home town: Sydney, Australia
  • Current Town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Shosholoza
  • 2003 America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1995 America’s Cup, Australian Challenge
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 – 3-time North American champion
  • Numerous big boat races, including success on J/133 and J/146
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
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
Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to the water or the world of racing. At Old Dominion University, he was a four-time All-American and two-time collegiate sailor of the year. He is an eight-time world champion in the J/24, TP 52, Farr 40, and IMS classes, and a winning tactician of the Louis Vuitton Cup. In 2008 and 2014, he was named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, earning the coveted award on the fourth time he was shortlisted. He’s also been part of four America’s Cup campaigns.

In 2014, Terry accepted the role of executive vice president for business development worldwide at Quantum Sails. Along with his corporate responsibilities, Terry continues his role as tactician for Quantum Racing. Since 2008, he’s served as both helmsman and tactician with the TP52 program Quantum Racing®, winning three world championships and three circuit championships.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Quantum Vice President/Racing Pro
  • Current Town: Harwood, Maryland


Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2016 TP 52 World Champion
  • 2016 Maxi 72 North American Champion
  • 2016, 2015 Maxi 72 World Champion
  • 2016, 2014, 2009, 2004 Farr 40 World Champion
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2011 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2008 Melges 24 North American Champion
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand
  • 2007 Louis Vuitton Champion, Emirates Team NZ
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Stars & Stripes
  • 2000 America’s Cup – America One
  • World Champion J24 and IMS
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
Martin Kullman

Martin Kullman grew up on the water in St. Petersburg, Florida, so it’s no surprise that he started sailing when he was only five years old. He continued sailing throughout his youth and at Old Dominion College, where he was a three time All-American and won the national championship.

After graduating from college, Martin joined the work force, but in 2011 his passion became his career when decided to pursue sailing fulltime. He had such a positive experience with Quantum Sails that he joined the team in 2012. “My favorite thing about being part of Quantum is the great group of people who have the same goals and aspirations,” he said.

With an extensive list of sailing experience including TP 52, MC 38, Carkee 40, Farr 40, Farr 30, Melges 32, Melges 24, Melges 20, J/70, J/111, J/88, J/22, J/105, and VX One he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Quantum. As the National Sales Director, he strives to provide a courteous and fun experience for all of his customers, and Quantum provides the perfect place for him to do just that.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: National Sales Director
  • Current Town: St. Petersburg
Career highlights
  • Farr 40 North American Champion
  • Farr 30 North American Champion
  • Melges 32 North American Champion
  • Sears Cup Champion
  • Prince of Whales Champion
  • Farr 40 World Championship
  • Melges 24 World Championship
  • Melges 32 Gold Cup
  • Melges 32 Caribbean Circuit

When Carles 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.

A professional sailor since 1995, Carlos has an extensive resume, including experience on JV37 Comet, Open 60 Estrella Damm, TP52, X-35, J/80, IMX40, and Sinergia 40. His maxi racing boat experiences include Farr 92 El Baile, Frers 100 Syl, SW72 Kiboko, SW100 Alarife, A&R 100 Arrayan, Vitters 98 Aphrodite, GF105 Only Now, Noorsee 88 Ifalik, Wally 77 Barong, and many other classes.

Carlos started working at a Quantum Sails loft in1996. A well-known brand in Spain, Quantum Sails Spain goes beyond simply selling sails. Carlos not only spends almost every weekend racing in local and national events with Quantum customers, serving as skipper, tactician, and jib-spinnaker-mainsail trimmer, he also trims masts, finds crew members, provides certification optimization, and even services sails during races. At Quantum Sails Spain, Carlos works hard to make it a full-service, one-stop loft for all sailing needs.

Basic info
  • Nationality: Spain


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
Dave Gerber

From 1994-2007, Dave worked with Ed Reynolds at Reynolds Sail Company, Sobstad Sails, Shore Sails and Quantum Sail, gaining years of experience and knowledge in sailmaking and sales.

Since 2007, Dave has been working as a sailing pro, coach and instructor, winning multiple National, North American and World Championships in J/22, J/24, Melges 24, J/111 and Farr 40 classes. Dave is a trimmer on the Chicago-based Farr 40 Flash Gordon, winner of the 2015 North Americans.

“One thing I truly enjoy about sailing is coaching/instructing new sailors,” says Dave. “It’s wonderful to see someone you taught succeed at sailing.” Dave is the coach for the Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS) scholastic sailing teams in Traverse City, MI.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Technical Sales Support & Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Traverse City


Jeff Thorpe

Jeff Thorpe

Jeff Thorpe was eight years old when he started the Leo Robbins sailing program. The instructor told his dad that Jeff wasn’t cut out for sailing, but Jeff went back the next season and hasn’t stopped sailing since. Throughout high school he raced Sabots, Lasers, and Laser 2s. When it was time for college, he didn’t have the money, so he took a job building and racing Morc boats at Pinnacle Yacht Design Group. Jeff stayed involved in the marine industry in a variety of ways, from an Olympic campaign with friends to fixing and rebuilding J/24s at his own shop to working in a sail loft. While working at the loft, he had the opportunity to sail on a J/125 with Quantum sails. Jeff was impressed with what he saw. He contacted Quantum Sails and told them he needed to work for them. Today Jeff works as a sail consultant at the Quantum Pacific loft, giving his clients the attention to detail they need to find the right sails. With his extensive sailing history, he’s more than qualified to help others figure out exactly what they need to meet their goals. “I spent years running offshore racing programs, so I have a fair bit of knowledge that helps me provide my clients with a great resource when they have questions,” said Jeff. “I make sure they understand all the options available to them to help them enjoy their sailing.” Jeff’s sailing experience includes J/70, J/111, J/105, J/125, Melges 24, Olson 30, E-22, PHRF, ORR, IRC, TP 52, Santa Cruz 70, and Santa Cruz 52 classes, as well as offshore catamarans, cruising boats, and racing boats.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Pt. Richmond
Career highlights
  • 2006-2013 Several class wins in Transpac and Pacific Cup races

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Kris Werner

Kris Werner is a graduate of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, earning an unlimited tonnage/oceans USCG license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and Business. For several years, he served as a collegiate sailing coach, then as a ship’s officer on ocean-going tankers. He came to Rochester in 2003 as a chief officer on the Rochester Fast Ferry. Following that he was a broker with RCR Yachts while also working with Steve Haarstick on designs for Beneteau 40.7s and his J/24. For three years he worked at Haarstick Sailmakers as he transitioned to owner of the sail loft.

Kris has extensive experience on offshore and One Design racing campaigns, both driving and crewing. In addition to keeping busy sailing and running his business, Kris is the proud father of three energetic boys: Steven, Chase, and Austin.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Owner, Quantum Sails Rochester
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 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
Ed Reynolds

Ed Reynolds

I have four great kids; Nate, Ben, Elly and Sam and two wonderful grandkids; Alex and Pearl. I enjoy collecting wine, cycling, cross-country skiing, and fishing.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: President
  • Home town: Fenton, MI
  • Current Town: Traverse City, MI
Career highlights
  • President of Quantum Sails
  • 36 years experience as sailmaker
  • 29 years experience as sail designer and program manager
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 MedCup, Windquest
  • 2006 MedCup, Warpath
  • 2005 MedCup, Lexus Quantum
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
Keith Church

Keith “KC” Church grew up in Rhode Island and spent his youth sailing on everything from 70’ Schooners to 18’ Skiffs, including yachts that he built at Narragansett Shipwrights. An avid frostbite sailor, he raced Sunfish and Penguins, and continued frostbiting in the Laser and Vanguard 15 fleets when he moved to Chicago in 1983.

An active participant in Chicago’s yacht racing community, KC started the Chicago International Wooden Boat and Sail Boat Show, which was held at Navy Pier. He has extensive knowledge of marine hardware and its application, and was instrumental in the development of Crowley’s Yacht Yard’s retail business for nine years. KC has a long-running relationship with boat builders on the East Coast, and was Marketing Director at eSailing Yachts, builder of the e33 33’ day sailer.

In 2009, KC decided to explore another side of the sailing industry and joined Quantum Sails Chicago. With more than 40 years of marine industry experience, he’s always focused on helping his customers get the most from their boats, sails, and sailing experiences. At Quantum Sails, he continues to provide the best service and products to help his customers achieve their goals.

“As your Quantum Sails contact, I have access to some of the most talented people in the industry,” said KC, “as well as being empowered to customize and supply my friends and customers with extremely durable and well-designed products to fit a variety of budgets.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sales Manager
  • Current Town: Chicago
Gary Leduc

When Gary Leduc was five years old, his neighbor offered to teach him to sail if Gary would help him put together a wooden skiff. Gary agreed, and he’s been sailing ever since. A lifelong fan of the water, he spent most of his high school and college years sailing and surfing, even missing school to enjoy the water. When his neighbor, and owner of Manchester Sails, heard about Gary’s passion, he offered to teach Gary how to make sails. That offer turned into a career in the sailmaking industry.

Gary started making sails in 1969. He has been working at Quantum Bristol for more than 20 years, since before they joined Quantum Sails. He learned his trade the traditional way, making everything by hand. Today, his main focus is designing all types of cruising sails for yachts up to 60 feet.

As a member of the Quantum group, Gary has access to not only the best sail-making technology, but also to the most knowledgeable sailors in the country. “If you have a question, I can quickly Skype with or email someone and always get the answer,” he said. He uses those resources to make sure each of his clients not only get the best product, but also the best information and service. “I want to help educate them about the product and make them feel warm and comfortable,” Gary said. “In the end, they aren’t going to buy something from you if they don’t feel good about the conversation they’ve had with you.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Operations Manager/Sail Consultant & Designer
  • Current Town: Bristol
Career highlights
  • Lifetime experience on Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound
  • Block Island Race Week, 30+ years
  • Buzzards Bay Regatta, 30+ years
  • Nine Newport/Bermuda races, including a win in 1984
  • Multiple Key West Race Weeks and Marblehead/Halifax races
  • Sailed aboard J-boat Endeavor during her East coast tour
  • Currently sailing aboard the J-111 Wicked 2.0 as crew boss/jib trimmer
  • 50,000+ offshore miles between New England and the British Virgin Islands
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