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J/88

Since its inception, Quantum has been leading the J/88 fleet with an expertly designed, championship-proven, complimentary suite of sails. A boat worthy of epic offshore voyages, fierce buoy racing, and delightful casual sailing, the J/88 is the ultimate blend of comfort and speed. Quantum's J/88 lineup has been extensively tested to deliver confidence and performance. In addition to offering industry-leading sails, Quantum's J/88 class experts are available to help you and your program have the best experience.

Quantum Sails J/88 line of Fusion M mainsail, jibs, and asymmetrical class spinnakers outperform the competition, and the results speak for themselves: Across J/88 one-design regattas, including ORC and handicap distance racing, Quantum sails lead the pack and are consistently at the top of the podium.

J/88 Mainsails

J/88 Fusion M LS Class Mainsail

Quantum's J/88 Fusion M mainsail is a high-performance, long-lasting sail that utilizes the latest technology in materials and construction. Designed to deliver power across a wide range of conditions, the mainsail is easy to trim from the lightest breeze to the most challenging heavy air. The sail incorporates a full-length top and head batten with four partially tapered battens. Designed with premium cloth, the Fusion M focuses on performance, speed, shape, and achieving repeatable trim settings.

INCLUDES: Sail numbers, draft stripes, insignia, luff slide system, single reef, sail bag, and sail ties.

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

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J/88 Headsails

J/88 Fusion M LS Class L/M Jib w/ Vertical Battens

The Fusion M Light/Medium headsail is our all-purpose headsail for both competitive racing and comfortable cruising. The ultimate performance jib for any conditions between 0 knots and 17 knots. Designed with lightweight, durable, and stretch-resistant carbon, this sail maintains performance through straightforward trimming technique.

Quantum J/88 Fusion M jibs are available in vertical and roller batten options. Vertical battens are the preferred choice for top teams, while roller battens allow for quick sail changes and easy storage in a turtle without removing the battens.

INCLUDES: Window, draft stripes, telltales, sail ties, and full-length Grand Prix headsail
turtle sail bag.

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

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J/88 Fusion M LS Class Heavy Jib w/ Vertical Battens

The premier power control headsail for J/88 sailing in 18+ knots, the Fusion M Heavy jib is the perfect choice for a balanced boat in heavy breeze. Its flatter sail shape remains controllable up-range, yet forgiving when caught in the lulls. The durable carbon construction remains highly resistant to stretch when winds increase.

Quantum J/88 Fusion M jibs are available in vertical and roller batten options. Vertical battens are the preferred choice for top teams, while roller battens allow for quick sail changes and easy storage in a turtle without removing the battens.

INCLUDES: Window, draft stripes, telltales, sail ties, and full-length Grand Prix headsail
turtle sail bag.

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

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J/88 Spinnakers

J/88 Class A2 - Airx 650

Designed for class windward/leeward course racing, the A2 is a full-sized sail with maximum projection that achieves peak downwind running speeds in all conditions from 0 knots to  24 knots. Constructed of AIRX650 or SuperKote 75 and optimized to meet class rules for minimum weight and maximum size, the A2 is your choice for performance and ease of trim across the range.

INCLUDES: Inked sail numbers and a spinnaker duffle launching bag. For customized color panel layout or graphics, please contact a class expert or your local loft.

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

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J/88 Class A3 - Airx 700

Designed for reaching, the class maximum A3 delivers performance and control when sailing hotter angles. A true reaching shape, the mid girth is narrower and overall depth flatter than the A2. Built using AIRX700, the A3 is light, strong, and fast. It is optimized for 25+ TWS in windward/leeward buoy racing and reaching performance in wind angles of 80 degrees to 135 degrees apparent.

INCLUDES: Inked sail numbers and a spinnaker duffle launching bag. For customized color panel layout or graphics, please contact a class expert or your local loft.

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

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J/88 AWA 60 Code 0

Quantum Sails designs custom solutions to meet sailors needs in handicap/ORC/PHRF racing. The J/88 Code Zero is constructed of premium Dimension CZGP cloth and designed to give you  power and control. The 75-percent mid-girth, tri-radial design features cableless furling technology and is optimized for reaching angles. It’s the ideal sail for short-to-middle distance racing and  performance cruising.

INCLUDES: Furling Velcros, Grand Prix sail bag, numbers, and V-trim stripes. Call to speak with our J/88 experts for more details.

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.
Kris Werner

Kris Werner grew up in Queens, NY, and spent his childhood on the water, sailing and fishing. He 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.

After four years of collegiate varsity and offshore sailing, Kris served as a collegiate sailing coach and waterfront director. His career took him all over the world as a ship's officer on ocean-going tankers. In 2004, Kris came to Rochester to earn his way to Chief Officer on the Rochester Fast Ferry. He then worked as a Broker with RCR Yachts and began collaborating with Steve Haarstick on sail designs for various boats, including J/70s, J/24s, and other offshore vessels. For three years, he worked at Haarstick Sailmakers before transitioning to becoming the owner of the loft which is now Quantum Sails Rochester. Kris has extensive experience in offshore and one-design racing campaigns, both as a helmsman and a crew member. In addition to being a familiar face on the racing circuit, Kris enjoys spending time cruising with his wife and three boys.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Great Lakes Regional Manager
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 2023 - J/22 North American Championship, 2nd Place
  • 2022 - J/22 World Championship, 2nd Place
  • 2022 - J/70 North Americans, 3rd Place
  • 2022 - J/70 Midwinters, 4th Place
  • 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
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
Date Regatta Result
Jun 2, 2024 2024 Colors Regatta Chicago 1
May 5, 2024 2024 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series - Annapolis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Apr 21, 2024 2024 Charleston Race Week 1, 4, 5
Apr 7, 2024 2024 Spring Fest 1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Oct 1, 2023 J/88 North American Championship 2023 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
Apr 23, 2023 Charleston Race Week 2023 2, 3
Sep 25, 2022 2022 North Americans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Aug 28, 2022 2022 Verve Cup Inshore Regatta 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Feb 20, 2022 2022 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series - St. Pete 1, 2, 3, 4
Jan 9, 2022 2022 J/88 John Jennings Memorial Regatta 1, 2, 3, 4
Aug 15, 2021 Offshore Verve 2021 1, 3
Jul 20, 2021 2021 Chicago - Mac Doublehanded Division 1, 3
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