Soto 40 Class Info

At Quantum Sails, our mission is two-fold: to help you win races and to help you meet your next challenge. To accomplish this, our sails are developed using our proprietary iQ Technology® computational tools, validated through rigorous on-the-water testing, proven on the most competitive race courses around the world and backed by a recognized team of One Design experts.

The Soto 40 class is no exception. Successful in South America and Europe, Quantum’s Soto 40 sails are quick in high mode and easy to trim and balance.

When you buy a Quantum Soto 40, you not only purchase championship sails, you become a member of the Quantum One Design team, gaining access to our experts as well as ongoing support and service. From tuning tips, to racing clinics, to one-on-one training, we’re here to help you get the most out of your boat and sails.

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Soto 40 Mainsails

Soto 40 Fusion M Class Mainsail

A proven, all-around mainsail, this well-balanced performer covers the range throughout the wind speeds. Swapping battens provides even better range for all conditions. A proven, all-around mainsail, this well-balanced performer covers the range throughout the wind speeds. Swapping battens provides even better range for all conditions. ​Includes full-length grand prix mainsail turtle, insignia, inked draft stripes, and C-Tech batten pocket end-cap.

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

Soto 40 Headsails

Soto 40 Fusion M Code 1 Jib

A well-balanced, punchy jib, this sail was designed for a variety of conditions. Complete with one full set of battens and three leech battens, the Code 1 has proven itself in both waves and flat water. Perfect for 0-11 knots. Includes full-length grand prix headsail turtle, inked draft stripes and Tylaska tack shackle.

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

Soto 40 Fusion M Code 2 Jib

A well-balanced, punchy jib, this sail was designed for a variety of conditions. Complete with one full set of battens and three leech battens, the Code 1 has proven itself in both waves and flat A well-balanced, punchy sail with good entry and a straight exit, this jib has had lots of success in big waves. Performs best in 12-18 knots. Perfect for 0-11 knots. Includes full-length grand prix headsail turtle, inked draft stripes and Tylaska tack shackle.

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

Soto 40 Code 4 Jib

Built to class standards, this paneled sail performs best in wind 18+ knots. Includes full-length grand prix headsail turtle, inked draft stripes, Tylaska tack shackle and clew T-ring.

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This item will be available to ship in 4 to 5 weeks

Soto 40 Spinnakers

Soto 40 Code 1 Asymmetrical

A smaller sail designed for lighter conditions, this VMG sail meets the class guidelines regarding cloth and size, with a straighter luff and flatter sail for better overall performance. Includes upper and lower lazy sheet preventers, foot take down line, take down line tack pouch, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle.

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

Soto 40 Code 2 Asymmetrical

Built to class specifications, this versatile A2 sails well in low mode and projects well. It’s a proven winner with great success in Europe and South America. Includes upper and lower lazy sheet preventers, foot take down line, take down line tack pouch, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle. 

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

Soto 40 Code 4 Asymmetrical

A great upper range sail that also performs well in low mode, this sail projects around the front of the boat nicely. The Code 4 has proven successful in the upper range wind speeds. Includes upper and lower lazy sheet preventers, foot take down line, take down line tack pouch, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle. 

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

Choose a Team Member

Brett Jones

Brett Jones started sailing with his father when he was five years old. Without high school racing teams, Brett competed at local clubs in Sydney, Australia racing year round. Sailing a variety of boats, including cherubs, skiffs, and eventually keel boats, he raced every weekend until he left school.

After graduating high school, Brett learned to be a sail maker and continued to race on the weekends. One of his employers owned an ocean racing boat and invited Brett to join him. One thing led to another, and Brett found himself in the United States and Europe meeting people and competing. His experiences eventually landed him a spot on his first America’s Cup team.

After the 2007 America’s Cup, Brett decided to expand his experiences even further to make himself a more valuable member of the team. “In the America’s Cup, if you’re just a sailor you limit yourself,” he said. “I had done a lot of development with sail designers, and I thought I could increase my value by having that skill set.” Quantum Sails approached Brett about designing with them, and he joined the team in 2008.

Having sailed in several America’s Cups and all the classic yacht races, Brett brought his own unique blend of sailing and design experience to the Quantum design team. Working mostly with Soto 40, RC 44, TP 52, IRC classes and various yachts, the combined experiences of Brett and the Quantum team make it possible to provide all of his customers with the best service and sails. “We’re one of the more open design groups,” he said. “We feed off each other and keep things open. We share designs and information that we can then share with the customers. This helps us influence the sail design and performance of boats to better help our customers.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Design, Downwind Trimmer
  • Home town: Sydney, Australia
  • Current Town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Shosholoza
  • 2003 America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1995 America’s Cup, Australian Challenge
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
  • Position: Quantum Sails South America
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 elm/trimmer/tactician on board various one One Design and offshore boats at regattas in more than 30 countries around the world
Date Regatta Result
Aug 8, 2015 Copa del Rey 1, 2