Farr 40 Class Info

The Farr 40 inventory was created with several factors in mind, including speed and durability. It’s our goal to produce the fastest sails that maintain their shapes for as long as possible. This is especially important when considering how few sail buttons the class allows per year. Our fiber layouts and scrim configurations are designed to give you the best sailing experience possible.

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Farr 40 Mainsails

Farr 40 MR 7300 Mainsail

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Mainsail features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers. Covering a broad range of conditions and rig settings throughout the wind range, we’ve developed a sail that is fast, stable, and adaptable, not just for the Grand Prix market, but also for the club racer. Includes: C-Tech Batten Pocket End Cap, Insignia (2 color), Full-length Mainsail Grand Prix Turtle.

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

Farr 40 MR 9000 Mainsail

Our Farr 40 mainsail covers a broad range of conditions and rig settings throughout the wind range. Through careful design and fiber layout, we’ve designed a successful 100% carbon sail. This sail is fast and stable, yet adaptable to the rig throughout a wide range of conditions. Despite the rig being carbon, it’s still a soft section by today’s standards. This does require a little massaging of the luff curve though. We have a standard curve, but will work with any team to tweak the luff curve as needed if their rig is slightly outside the normal range. Includes: Insignia (2 color), Full-length Grand Prix Mainsail Turtle, C-Tech Batten Pocket End Cap and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Please contact a class expert or your local loft regarding availability for this item.

Farr 40 Headsails

Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 1 Jib

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Code 1 Jib features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers. The primary range of this sail is 4-10 knots, but can be pushed up to 11 knots in lumpy seas. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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

Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 2 Jib

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Code 2 Jib is the work horse of most Farr 40 programs. The sail features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers, and has a wind range of 10-17 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 3 Jib

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Code 3 Jib features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers. The J3 is designed to be used with less in-hauler the J2 and is slightly under girth. The primary range of this sail is 17-23 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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

Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 4 Jib

Designed for use from 22 knots until racing is canceled, the sail has small webbing tabs sewn to the luff tape to satisfy the ORC heavy weather jib requirements. The clew is positioned a little lower on this sail than on other jibs. Use the in-hauler to maintain a nice twist profile, but not to the same degree as the J1, J2 or J3. This model is offered with a carbon/aramid mix for the club racer. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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

Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 1 Jib

With a robust membrane, this sail can be taken up range slightly while still enjoying greater longevity. Sized as big as the rules and sheeting envelope allow, fly this sail in the forward groove of the head foil to limit contact between the leech and the lower spreader when fully in-hauled and sheeted hard. Expect the leech tape to fold as much as 1” (25 mm) on the lower spreader when the sail is trimmed hard. A 100% carbon sail with 11000 denier DPI mid-leech, the primary wind range of this sail is 4-10 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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

Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 2 Jib

The workhorse of most Farr 40 programs, this sail can take the abuse. It handles the range with a sweet spot at 10-17 knots. 100% carbon with a mid-leech 15000 denier DPI, the clew height is designed to allow maximum in-hauler, but is positioned so the foot does not get flat. With a straight exit and designed to be sheeted hard, entry and depth – coupled with correct rig tune – allow teams to put the bow down and go fast while being able to live thin on someone’s hip off the start line. Designed to be flown in the forward groove of the head foil when new, expect to see 1” (25 mm) of spreader crash when the sail is sheeted hard. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 3 Jib

At full hoist, this sail is a touch under the maximum allowable girths. Progressively flatter than the J2, it’s 100% carbon with a 19000 denier DPI. This sail is designed to be used with less in-hauler than the J2, and the clew is a fraction lower as a result. Our teams have found great success with this sail in 17-23 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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

Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 4 Jib

With the rule changing early last year, we migrated this design from an all Twaron sail (as previously mandated by the class) to a 100% carbon sail. We made small tweaks to the design to account for the switch in fiber modulus. This sail is used from 22kts until racing is canceled. To satisfy the ORC heavy weather jib requirements, the sail has small webbing tabs sewn to the luff tape. 

The tabs are theoretically to lash the sail to the forestay should your head foil ever fail. The clew is positioned a little lower on this  sail. You almost always still use the in-hauler in order to maintain a nice twist profile, but not to the same degree as the J1, J2 or J3. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Farr 40 Spinnakers

Farr 40 Masthead S-1

Designed to be flown with the pole at the forestay or squared up to 1.5 m, the fabric is 30 g/m2 Contender Superlight 40. In flat water, crossover from the S1 can be as low as 8 knots, but at a choppy venue it might be as high as 10 knots. Included with the S1 are inked sail numbers and a grand prix duffle bag. Offered in one color, natural. 

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This item will be available to ship in 5 to 6 weeks

Farr 40 Masthead S-1.5

Similar to the J2, this sail is the downwind workhorse with an average wind range of 10-18 knots. Constructed using Superlite 50, this sail is extremely versatile, especially at the top end of its range. Having won the worlds and many other high profile class events, the Quantum S1.5 design is a proven winner. Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.

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Farr 40 Masthead S-2 - Airx 650

A tough design to get right, we developed this sail with input from other sailors to create sails that are versatile enough for running conditions, but have the ability to put the bow up and onto the step with ease in the 20 knot range. Built from either Airx 650 (for more stability on flat water and easy trimming) or Superkote 75 (for more forgiveness in bumpy water). Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.

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Farr 40 Masthead S-2 - SK75

A tough design to get right, this sail has to be versatile enough for running conditions while still able to put the bow up and onto the step with ease once into the 20 knot range. Our design allows you to do both well. Built from either Airx 650 (for more stability on flat water and easy trimming) or Superkote 75 (for more forgiveness in bumpy water). Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.

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This item will be available to ship in 5 to 6 weeks

Farr 40 Fractional Spinnaker

Constructed using Contender Superkote 75, the fractional spinnaker complies with the class rule of 40 g/m2. For use in 25+ knots of wind, or when the S2 becomes too much, this sail is designed for bow-up heavy running and reaching conditions. Included with the fractional spinnaker are inked sail numbers and a Grand Prix Duffle. 

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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

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
Fluency

English

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

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
Date Regatta Result
May 10, 2017 2017 Capri Sailing Week 2, 4, 6
Mar 12, 2017 2016/17 John Calvert-Jones National Championship 1, 2
Oct 22, 2016 2016 Campbell Cup 3
Sep 15, 2016 2016 Rolex Big Boat Series 1*, 2*, 4 - *Partial Quantum Inventory
Sep 7, 2016 2016 North American Championship 1, 2, 3, 4
Sep 7, 2016 2016 North American Championship - Corinthian 1, 2, 3
Aug 12, 2016 2016 Chicago Verve Offshore Regatta 1, 3
Jul 23, 2016 Chicago-Mackinac Race 1, 3
Jun 24, 2016 Long Beach Race Week 3
Feb 19, 2016 Rolex World Championship 1, 2, 3, 4
Sep 27, 2015 World Championship 2, 4, 5, 6
Aug 22, 2015 Rolex North American Championship 1, 2, 4, 6
Aug 22, 2015 Rolex North American Championship - Corinthian 2
Jul 25, 2015 Cal Cup 2, 3, 4
Jul 25, 2015 Cal Cup - Corinthian 1, 3, 4, 5
Jun 14, 2015 Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD 3
Mar 7, 2015 Farr 40 Midwinters 2, 3, 4
Mar 7, 2015 Farr 40 Midwinters - Corinthian 1
Oct 18, 2014 Rolex 2014 Farr 40 World Championship 1, 2, 4
Oct 18, 2014 World Championship 1, 2, 4
Sep 14, 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series 1
Jun 21, 2014 Cal Cup Corinthian:1
May 18, 2014 North American Championship 1
May 18, 2014 North American Championship Corinthian: 1
Feb 21, 2014 Cal Cup 1