C&C 30 One Design

It is incredibly exciting to be involved with hot, new one design introductions. The challenge of figuring out what makes a boat tick, learning how it should be set up and sailed, determining the sail design and rig tuning formulas all make for an enormously satisfying project. It is a process that is in the very DNA of Quantum Sails. Since our formation, Quantum has been at the forefront of sail development in every major offshore one design class, including the C&C 30.

Development started in the summer of 2014 with the first set of test sails built for Hull #1. We are now on version 4.0 of most sails. There have been five one design regattas sailed beginning with a nine-boat fleet at the NYYC Annual regatta in June 2015. Needless to say their was plenty of tension during the first lineups. It is great to theorize about sail design, rig tuning, trim and setup, but no matter how good computational models have gotten, the moment of truth happens when the first gun goes off, and you find out if you were really on the right track.

Well, that question has been answered. Resoundingly, in fact. Since one design racing began in 2015 more than 100 races have been sailed. 90% have been won with Quantum sails. Every regatta has seen Quantum supply the power to the top podium finishers. A coordinated effort by the sailing teams and the design team has produced a clear speed advantage. Working together has accelerated the learning process, with every Quantum team benefiting from the lessons learned by others. Using identical class sails Quantum teams finished 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the 11 boat fleet at Quantum Key West race week, the first official class event of 2016. The trend continued as Quantum teams led the way in every regatta. To start 2017, the top three teams used Quantum at Key West Race Week.

Rig tuning and setup has been refined from initial assumptions and a new tuning matrix is available along with detailed lessons from the regatta covering all aspects of making the boats go. Dave Flynn, Scott Nixon, Jason Currie and Farley Fontenot have all now spent time on the boat and are available to help everyone get up to speed.

C&C 30 One Design Mainsails

C&C 30 One Design Headsails

C&C 30 One Design Spinnakers

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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 and Design 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
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 five America’s Cup campaigns, currently American Magic.

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: Tactician
  • Current Town: Harwood, Maryland


Career highlights
  • 2017 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 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
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
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