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J/111

It's not an exaggeration to say the J/111 can do it all. Whether buoy racing, cruising with ease, or offshore racing, this boat offers speed, performance, and versatility in a range of challenging conditions. The J/111 is a perfect blend of comfort and competition in a light and nimble 36 foot package.

Quantum continues to deliver top-performing sails that meet competitive sailors demands. Our line of Fusion M sails is designed to optimize performance, maintain durability, and lead racers to the podium. A complete Fusion M upwind inventory matched with our downwind inventory will exceed your expectations on the water. More than just a sail manufacturer, Quantum includes a team of J/111 class experts who are available to assist you with tuning information, trimming technique, and achieving your goals.

J/111 Mainsails

J/111 Fusion M Mainsail

Power and control with the right mix of performance in a shape designed to excel through a wide wind range, variable sea state, and both upwind and downwind, the Fusion M 7 delivers the control offshore sailors expect while maintaining ease of repeatable trim for inshore one-design racing. Constructed with carbon, the sail is low stretch and high quality.

INCLUDES: Sail numbers, insignia, cunningham, leech cord with cleat, telltales, sail ties, full-length sail bag, five race (full-top) batten pockets, single reef, Antal batten car w/ joint, Antal intermediate slider, and Sailman 35 batten system, and RBS fiberglass AP battens.

Heavy air and Grand Prix RBS Carbon battens are optional.

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J/111 Headsails

J/111 Fusion M J1.5 Light Jib

Designed for versatility across a wide range, the J1.5 jib makes gains with this light-air specialist that excels in 0-to-11 knots in normal-to-flat water but also can be sailed up range to 14 knots in chop and waves. Constructed of premium Fusion M carbon, this sail is the perfect balance of performance and durability.

INCLUDES: Sail numbers, full-length grand prix headsail turtle bag, sail ties, telltales, batten pockets, T-ring clew fitting with optional snap-shackle tack fitting, and RBS fiberglass AP battens. Heavy-air and Grand Prix RBS Carbon battens are optional.

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J/111 Fusion M J2.5 Medium Jib

The perfect blend of power and control, our J2.5 is your go-to workhorse for all conditions in the 10-to-20 knot wind range. It is designed to complement the J1.5 in changing modes or steady up range breeze. Constructed of premium Fusion M carbon, the J2.5 is light, fast, and durable.

INCLUDES: Sail numbers, full-length grand prix headsail turtle bag, sail ties, telltales, batten pockets, T-ring clew fitting with optional snap-shackle tack fitting, and RBS fiberglass AP battens. Heavy-air and Grand Prix RBS Carbon battens are optional.

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J/111 Fusion M J3.5 Heavy Jib

Designed for 20+ knots, this sail is optimized for helm control, power, and speed. Constructed of premium Fusion M carbon for durability and dependability, the J3.5 helps you keep the boat on its feet and powered up. This sail qualifies as the "class heavy weather jib" required per the J/111 Class rules.

INCLUDES: Sail numbers, full-length grand prix headsail turtle bag, sail ties, telltales, batten pockets, T-ring clew fitting with optional snap-shackle tack fitting, and RBS fiberglass heavy-air battens. Grand Prix RBS Carbon battens are optional.

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J/111 Spinnakers

J/111 A1.5 Asymmetrical Light Spinnaker

Built for speed in light conditions, our A1.5 is the sail of choice when you're looking for power and VMG in 0-to-10 knots. Designed with the class maximum projected area and built with premium SuperKote SK60 fabric, this light air weapon will be your sail of choice. Available with optional tack Velcro.

INCLUDES: Grand Prix spinnaker turtle/duffel, inked V-trim stripes, inked sail numbers, take down patch, take down line, and spectra clew strop.
Custom colors available.

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J/111 A2 Asymmetrical Runner Spinnaker

The A2 is an all-purpose spinnaker that excels in 11-to-20 knots. Designed with class maximum projected sail area, the A2 maintains speed, stability, and control while on the run. Constructed of premium Airx 650 cloth for performance and durability. Available with tack zipper or Velcro option.

INCLUDES: Grand Prix spinnaker turtle/duffel, inked V-trim stripes, inked sail numbers, take down patch, take down line, and spectra clew strop.
Custom colors available.

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J/111 A2.5 Reaching Asymmetrical Spinnaker

The A2.5 is the perfect sail designed for an upwind range of 18+ knots on windward/leeward courses when on-step and out of displacement mode. Constructed of durable AirX 700 cloth, the full-sized A2.5 is class legal and the ideal choice for sailing hotter angles and planing, yet still versatile enough to sail deep when the breeze eases to optimize VMG. Available with tack zipper or Velcro and optional head Velcro.

INCLUDES: Grand Prix spinnaker turtle/duffel, inked V-trim stripes, inked sail numbers, take down patch, take down line, and spectra clew strop.
Custom colors available.

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.
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
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
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
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
Jason Currie

A New Zealand native and sailmaker by trade, Jason completed his 4-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 Quantum Sail Design Group, 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 brings with him to Quantum a wealth of experience in both racing and cruising applications having been involved in the technical and hands on side of sail making for almost 30 years.

Over the years he has competed successfully on all levels of Grand Prix, One Design & IRC racing circuits ranging from J/22, J/70, Farr 30, Farr 40, C&C30, J/111, IC37, and the IRC52. In 2009 Jason was tasked with managing the sail development and design program for the Farr 40 class that has led to multiple national and world championship wins for Quantum clients. Having grown up sailing and spending most of his life in the sailmaking industry, Jason holds a diverse range of experience that he happily passes on to his racing and cruising clients.

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Wally Cross

Wally started building sails in 1973 to pay for college, and over the years has had the opportunity to work with seven different sail making companies before joining Quantum.


During his years in the sailing business, Wally has raced many types of small boats, as well as sailing the Flying Dutchman in the 1980 Olympic Trials. He was involved with the winning boats in many national championships before shifting his focus to offshore one design boats. He's participated in six Canada Cups, 25 Key West racing events, over 40 Mackinac races, and hundreds of traveling regattas. Today, Wally spends his time racing a variety of boats, including large offshore boats, the Melges 20, Melges 24, and Melges 32 classes, and local offshore one designs, like the J/111 and Beneteau 36.7.


Wally enjoys mixing his sail making knowledge with all the other pieces of sailing, such as rig, trim, and sail settings, to not only make the boats sail faster, but to help people get the most enjoyment from their boats.

Basic info
  • Position: Sail Consultant
Career highlights
  • Raced 470 and Fireball in late 60's. North American Champ
  • Thistle Midwinter champ with 115 boat fleet in 1975
  • 2nd Olympic Trials for 1980 Olympics
  • J/24 North American Champ as crew with Larry Klein 1982
  • Raced Farr 40 class for 15 years, North American Champ on Heartbreaker 2002
  • Sailed over 80 Mackinac Races
  • Sailed five Bermuda Races
  • Sailed three Pineapple Cup races to Jamaica
  • Mediterranean Baltic 45 Race Series (2008-2011)
  • Sailed three Transpac races on Bretwalda (2013, 2017,2019)
  • Sailed three Cabo races on Bretwalda (2013, 2017,2019)
  • Sailed two Puerto Vallarta races on Bretwalda (2014, 2018)
  • Won two North American Championships on J/111 ( 2014, 2015)
  • Sailed 100,000 Ocean Miles
  • Sailing Director at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (2014)
  • Sailmaker since 1973
Date Regatta Result
Apr 24, 2022 CCVR Spring Series 2022 1st
Jan 22, 2022 2022 Southernmost Regatta 1, 2, 4
Oct 24, 2021 J/111 World Championship 3
Sep 5, 2021 2021 Tri-State Chicago - St. Joe 2
Aug 29, 2021 Bayview One Design Regatta 1
Aug 15, 2021 Offshore Verve 2021 1, 3
Jun 13, 2021 2021 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago 3
May 2, 2021 2021 Annapolis NOOD 2
Sep 27, 2020 2020 North Sound Party Circuit - J/111 1
Sep 4, 2020 2020 Tri-State Fly-By Distance 1
Sep 1, 2019 2019 Red Fox Regatta 2
Jul 28, 2019 2019 Ugotta Regatta 1
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