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J/105

The ultimate offshore racer cruiser that can compete in everything from the Rolex Middle Sea Race to your local PHRF race. The J/105 is designed to comfortably handle anything. It's balanced and stable, fast upwind and downwind, and easy to set up, sail, and store. We've taken the attributes associated with the J/105 and applied them to our sail packages with an emphasis on the sails being light, durable, and fast.

When it comes to the J/105's versatility, we have you covered with a number of high-performance sails. The arsenal includes all-purpose sails for inshore sailing and light offshore sailing, heavy sails for those brutal days of hard racing and hardcore offshore races, and a set of spinnakers that cover every condition.

J/105 Mainsails

J/105 Dacron AP Mainsail

The AP Main is the all-purpose performer designed for class racing in all conditions. The key to this sail's performance is rig tune. Light rig settings allow the draft to set up in an optimal position with a powerful shape. Working through medium conditions with a tighter rig, the main flattens with the draft location holding its position. In the bigger breeze, this sail can hang in there with a nicely flattened sail and a clean exit.

Mainsails & Mast Differences: The J/105 is now available with two different masts. The hall mast is softer and able to bend, while the Sparcraft rig is stiffer. AP and Heavy mains are available for either mast. Make sure your mast type is specified before you place a sail order.

INCLUDES: Full-length mainsail turtle with full zipper for easy sail storage.

This product may be ordered through your local rep or a class expert.

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J/105 Dacron Heavy Class Mainsail

Windy days, rough seas, and blowout regattas are this sail's specialty. When it comes to big breeze performance, there is no better option than the Quantum J/105 Heavy. Built with Dimension Polyant Strong Fill, this sail is as durable as it is fast. Custom built for a guaranteed fit to your mast, this sail will give you an outstanding level of control in all heavy air conditions.

Mainsails & Mast Differences: The J/105 is now available with two different masts. The hall mast is softer and able to bend, while the Sparcraft rig is stiffer. AP and Heavy mains are available for either mast. Make sure your mast type is specified before you place a sail order.

INCLUDES: Full-length Mainsail Turtle with full zipper for easy sail storage.

This product may be ordered through your local rep or a class expert.

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J/105 Headsails

J/105 Fusion M AP Carbon Class Jib

With its blend of exceptionally light and resilient materials, this sail exceeds expectations in every condition. Designed to bring peak performance in a long-lasting sail, there is no better option when selecting a headsail for the J/105. The AP Carbon jib is constructed with a blend of carbon and aramid yarns with the 12,500 denier at the mid leech. The lightness of this jib makes it easier to transition sails while underway or in-between races.

INCLUDES: Class royalty and a full-length Headsail Turtle bag with full zipper for easy sail storage.

This product may be ordered through your local rep or a class expert.

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J/105 Fusion M Heavy Carbon Class Jib

Light like a feather and strong like steel, this sail is designed to deliver extreme performance in the most demanding conditions. The heavy jib is constructed with a blend of carbon and aramid yarns with the 16,000 denier at the mid leech. Designed for sailing over 15 knots, this Heavy Carbon jib gives you an unmatched level of control and enough power to punch through the waves.

INCLUDES: Class royalty and a full-length Headsail Turtle bag with full zipper for easy sail storage.

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J/105 Spinnakers

J/105 AP Class Asymmetrical - AIRX 700

Designed with a low mode in mind, this sail provides the maximum projected area while also well rotated to allow the boat to sail low with exceptional speed. It's powerful, flexible, and light, making it easy to manage, hoist, and store. We've made it even easier to trim and more forgiving when trimmed improperly. For the best speed off the wind, the AP Asymmetrical is the only choice.

INCLUDES: Spinnaker turtle and sail numbers

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J/105 Heavy Class Asymmetrical - Nylite 90

Tested extensively on San Francisco Bay, we have carefully optimized luff, leech, and foot geometry on the A2 Heavy Class Asymmetrical. With a maximized mid girth, it maintains large upper girths and deep shaping for stability. The new design maintains the exceptional running performance that has proven fast on San Francisco Bay and makes trimming easier. This breakthrough design, coupled with new trimming techniques, will provide Quantum clients with a significant downwind edge in breezy conditions.

INCLUDES: Spinnaker turtle and sail numbers

This product may be ordered through your local rep or a class expert.

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Choose a Team Member

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 – 5-time North American champion
  • Numerous big boat races, including success on J/133 and J/146. Most recently winning the Newport to Bermuda race on Apollo, a new J/121.
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
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
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
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 helm/trimmer/tactician on board various One Design and offshore boats at regattas in more than 30 countries around the world
Kris Werner

Kris Werner is a graduate of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, where he earned an unlimited tonnage/oceans USCG license and a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation and business. For several years, Kris served as a collegiate sailing coach, bringing the team to a top 20 US ranking. He then served as a ship's officer on oceangoing tankers. Previous positions include a chief officer on the Rochester Fast Ferry, a broker with RCR Yachts, and designing with Steve Haarstick for Beneteau 40.7s, J/24s, and J/70s. For the past three years, Kris worked at Haarstick Sailmakers, becoming owner of the sail loft.

Kris has extensive experience on offshore and one design racing campaigns, as both a driver and crew. In addition to a busy life 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
  • 2018 - Verve Cup/J-88 North American Championship- 1st Place
  • 2018 - CanAm Challenge- J-88 Great Lakes Championship 1st Place
  • 2018 - Charleston Race Week- J-88 1st Place
  • 2018 - J/24 Midwinters 3rd Place
  • 2017 - Charleston Race Week – J/88 1st Place
  • 2017 - J/88 North American Championship 1st Place
  • 2017 - J/22 Midwinters - 2nd Place
  • 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
Carter White

Carter White began sailing before he could walk, first on the family's Lightning and later on their J/24. He has experienced the beauty of the Gulf of Maine while cruising and racing its coast of Maine. And though Carter has sailed and raced on multiple continents and in hundreds of locations, he considers the Maine coast of one the best places in the world to sail.
 
An accomplished junior sailor, Carter competed in multiple National Championships, including the U.S. Sailing Bemis and Sears competitions. He then took a chance on an upstart college program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he majored in economics and joined an aggressive, young, and new sailing team. Carter helped build the program into a national contender almost immediately; by his senior year, the program was ranked number one in the country. Carter was named All American for outstanding performance in intercollegiate sailing competition. 
 
Following graduation, Carter worked for a local sailmaker in Maine. There he learned sail design, built and repaired sails, installed marine rigging, managed the small business, and helped it grow into the leading local source for sails, canvas, and rigging. Carter also sailed with many of his customers, helping them win major championships such as the PHRF New England Championships and Key West Race Week.
 
Carter took this broad experience and started a business running sailing regattas and providing custom apparel and marketing products to marine businesses and events. The company is still going strong today. He is excited to move to the next challenge with Quantum Sails and focus on his true passion of helping sailors get more out of their boats, whether on the race course, gunkholing down the coast, or making a long ocean passage.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Portland Loft manager/Sail Consultant
  • Home town: Cumberland, Maine
  • Current Town: Portland, Maine
Career highlights
  • 4-time Maine High School State Champion (1990-1994)
  • All American for Hobart & William Smith Colleges (1998)
  • Key West Race Week (2001), 1st place, Tactician and Starting Helmsman
  • Swan 42 U.S. Nationals (2011), 1st place, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Block Island Race Week (2011), 1st place, Swan 42 Division, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Swan 42 U.S. Nationals (2012), 1st place, Mainsail Trimmer
  • Charleston Race Week (2014), 3rd place, 80 boat J/70 class, Tactician
  • J/24 U.S. National Championship (2016), 2nd place, Skipper
  • U.S. Sailing Adult Championships Mallory Cup (2017), 1st place, J/70, Helmsman
  • J/24 World Championships (2017), 4th place tie, Helmsman
Farley Fontenot

Farley is a lifelong, world-class sailor with more than 30 years of experience as one of the world’s top sailmakers and yacht racers. In 1985, Farley teamed up with John Kolius and started UK Sails Texas. The loft became the premier sail maker on the Gulf Coast and gained international recognition for its success in Grand Prix events. In 1996, Farley co-founded Quantum Sails and now serves as Executive Vice President.

Among his many accomplishments, Farley is a two-time member of the J/24 world championship team and has sailed aboard the winner of the Southern Ocean Racing Conference, the International 50’ class world champion, and the One Design 48 circuit season champion. He and Kolius teamed up again on the water and have won the J/80 North Americans, taking second at the J/80 Worlds.

Farley coaches many Melges 32 teams, races on RP 86 Windquest, and races his own Viper 640.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Executive Vice President
  • Current Town: Seabrook
Career highlights
  • Annapolis-Newport
  • Newport-Bermuda
  • One Design 35 Circuit
  • Trans Pac
  • Kenwood Cup
  • San Francisco Big Boat Series
  • Maxi Boat World Championship
  • One Ton Worlds
  • Ultimate 30 Pro Series
  • One Ton North Americans
  • MORC Internationals
  • Japan Cup
  • Geelong Race Week
  • Block Island Race Week
  • World Match Racing Series
  • Whitby Island Race Week
  • Farr 40 AC Trails
  • J-109 NA Champion
  • TP 52 Windquest
  • Chicago and Port Huron to Mac
  • Hamilton Island Race Week
Date Regatta Result
Sep 12, 2018 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series 1, 3
Aug 1, 2018 2018 I-LYA Steeplechase and Deepwater Races 3
Jul 27, 2018 2018 Cleveland Leukemia Cup 1, 2
Jun 21, 2018 2018 Cleveland Race Week - Offshore Regatta PHRF 2
Jun 21, 2018 2018 Cleveland Race Week Offshore 2
Jun 15, 2018 2018 Cleveland Race Week One Design 2, 3
Oct 29, 2017 2017 J/105 North American Championship 1
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