Quantum Sails Annapolis

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951 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
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Main: 410-268-1161
Fax: 410-263-5779

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Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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About Quantum Sails Annapolis

It’s one thing to make exceptional sails, but at Quantum Sails Annapolis we go even further by making your challenges our own. With superior and personalized customer service, our sail consultants are with you every step of the way as loyal advisors, friends, and fellow sailors.

In our Service Department, we provide a full range of professional sail care and repair services for sails and canvas – from simple repairs to precise sail re-cuts. The first step for any project is an understanding of your needs and an evaluation in order to provide you with an accurate, up-front estimate of time and cost.

Our team covers the entire Chesapeake Bay area, the Delmarva Peninsula, southern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. At distant locations, Quantum offers pick-up and drop-off services in cooperation with local marine providers or can help arrange shipping from your location. Contact a member of our service team to discuss your needs.

Services Include

  • Multipoint Inspections
  • Sail Repairs
  • Annual Sail & Canvas Maintenance
  • Sail Removal & Installation
  • Sail Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Sail and Canvas Washing
  • Canvas Waterproofing
  • Sail Mildew Removal, Mitigation and Prevention
  • Same Day/Overnight Repair Services
  • Precision Sail Recuts
  • Sail Conversions
  • Sail/Hardware Upgrades
  • Canvas Repairs
  • Custom Canvas Fabrication

Meet Your Quantum Team

At Quantum, we’re connected to sailors everywhere by our love of sailing and the belief that facing a challenge head on is infinitely rewarding. With a desire to serve and problem-solving approach, our local team is dedicated to being a trusted resource for all your sailing needs. We look forward to earning your business.

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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: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis

David brings a unique combination of sailmaking, sailing and teaching experience to the Quantum team. A sailmaker with experience in all aspects of design, he provides a balanced perspective, having worked with North, Horizon and Doyle during his 30 year career. He has been with Quantum since its formation in 1996.

David’s racing background covers a broad spectrum, from dinghies and offshore One Designs to custom big boats. He has participated in winning programs at every level, including multiple national, North American, and world championships. David has also found time to win the Trans Atlantic, Fastnet, Bermuda, and a number of other major open ocean events.

For the last two decades, his principle focus has been offshore One Design. An in-demand speed doctor, David has an exceptional eye for sail shape and a feel for the subtle alterations of trim and tuning that make boats go. He has been instrumental in developing Quantum tuning guides and systems for many of the leading offshore One Design classes, including the One Design 48, Farr 30, J/24, J/30, J/105, Farr 40, One Design 35, and Swan 45. He is currently coordinating Quantum’s efforts in the new C&C 30 One Design class, and has been tasked with coordinating design, engineering, and project management for many of Quantum’s big-boat cruising programs.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Career highlights
  • Rolex New York Yacht Club Trans Atlantic Race, first in class
  • Daimler Chrysler Trans Atlantic Race, overall winner
  • Newport Bermuda Race, three class wins, one overall Lighthouse Trophy winner
  • Northern Ocean Racing Trophy, overall winner
  • IRC North American Champion
  • Rolex St. Thomas Race Week, overall winner
  • Block Island Race, first in class and overall winner
  • Stamford Vineyard Race, first in class and overall winner
  • Fastnet Race, first IRC Super Zero class, second overall
  • One Design 35 Key West Race Week, class winner
  • One Design 48 Class North American Championship Series, overall winner
  • Mumm 30 North American Championship Series, overall winner
  • Fifty Foot Series World Champion
  • Southern Ocean Racing Conference, five class wins, two seconds
  • Key West Race Week, five class wins, one overall
  • Block Island Race Week, six class wins, two overall
  • San Francisco Big Boat Series, class winner
  • Admiral’s Cup Trials, class winner
  • Annapolis to Newport Race, class and overall winner
  • Marblehead to Halifax Race, class winner
  • Port Huron to Mackinac Race, four class wins, one overall
  • Chicago to Mackinac Race, four class wins, one overall
  • National Offshore One Design Regattas, eight class wins
  • North American Level 30 Championships, overall winner
  • Midget Ocean Racing Club Internationals, class winner
  • Midget Ocean Racing Club East Coast Championships, class and overall winner
  • J/44 North American Champion, two times
  • J/30 North American Champion, four times
  • J/24 East Coast Championships, second place
  • J/24 North Americans, third place
  • New England Solo Twin Double-Handed, multihull class winner
  • Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, multihull class winner and course record holder
  • PROSAIL Professional Multihull Series, top five money winner

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
  • 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 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 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, Farr 40 and IMS

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
  • 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

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

A naval architect and aerodynamicist with more than 30 years of experience, Robert Ranzenbach, Ph.D. joined Quantum Sail Design Group in 2015 as Vice President of Engineering and Design. Responsible for planning and coordinating new product development, he also manages the company’s research, development, and design teams.

A graduate of Webb Institute and the University of Maryland, Dr. Ranzenbach’s experience includes:

• Focusing on the advancement of high-speed yachts as Research and Development Director at Donald L. Blount & Associates.
• Developing the first experimental off-wind sail evaluation in the U.S. and studying off-wind sail performance for the Whitbread/Volvo, America’s Cup, and other record-breaking monohulls.
• Technical Director for Quantum Sails, 1999-2005, developing, planning, and supervising Quantum’s technology research and development program.

An avid sailor, Dr. Ranzenbach enjoys inshore racing, most recently on the One Design C&C 30. As a navigator, he’s helped teams reach the podium in classic distant races, including the Newport-Bermuda, Annapolis-Newport, Chicago-Mackinac, and Marblehead-Halifax.

Dr. Ranzenbach presently serves on the Editorial Review Board for the SNAME Journal of Sailboat Technology and is an Advisory Board Member of the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Ph.D., VP of Engineering & Design
  • Current Town: Annapolis

Growing up in the British Virgin Islands, Doug Stewart started sailing when he was four years old. He and his friends started on Sunfish, graduating to Lasers and Squibs as they grew up. Through the years, he went on to win every major regatta in the Caribbean, including the BVI Spring Regatta, the Rolex Caribbean Regatta and Antigua Race Week. After graduating from high school in 1981, Doug went to work with sailmaker Ted Hood. It didn’t take long for him to discover that sailmaking was something was something he wanted to do for a living. “Making something from a roll of fabric and a pair of scissors is pretty cool,” said Doug. “I found it easy to understand, and easy to teach others.” Doug was part of the team that started Quantum Sails, and has been with them ever since. His design experience includes Melges 20, Melges 24, Megles 32, Lightning, Escows, Interlakes, cruising boats, mega yachts, and catamarans. The passion of the Quantum team continues to invigorate Doug, and he enjoys interacting with customers on a daily basis. Having started as a sailmaker before computers and cutting machines, Doug said his unique understanding and experience helps him provide the best service to his customers. “They can expect me to listen first then advise them,” said Doug. “I understand all aspects of sailing, sailmaking, and sailing systems, so I usually have a solution if my customers have problems.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: VP Product Integration/Designer
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Fluency

English

Allan Terhune, Jr. brings an impressive resume to his job as Global One Design Director for Quantum Sails. A resident of Annapolis, he is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and served as a commissioned Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He spent two years as the Director of Basic Seamanship Training at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he managed a fleet of more than 60 boats and directed the plebe summer sailing program, teaching more than 1,200 midshipman to sail each year.

An active and accomplished one design sailor, Terhune has won 11 North American Championships – which include the Lightning, Flying Scot, and Thistle classes – has turned in top performances in the Etchells, J/80, and J/70 classes, and was the 2013 J/22 World Champion. He’s a two-time finalist for the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year (in 2008 and 2013), and was the 2007 U.S. Sailing’s One Design Leadership Award winner.

Terhune works directly with One Design owners and provides oversight for the company’s One Design program including sail development, sales and marketing, and program expansion.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Global Inshore One Design Director
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Career highlights
  • Championship Finishes
  • J/22 World Championship – 1st, 2013
  • J/22 Midwinters – 1st, 2013
  • J/22 Annapolis NOOD – 1st, 2011, 2013
  • J/22 World Championship – 3rd, 2011
  • Lightning North American Championship – 1st, 2003, 2008, 2013
  • Lightning North American Championship – 2nd, 2006, 2007, 2013
  • Lightning European Championship – 1st, 2007
  • Lightning Southern Circuit – 1st, 2009
  • Lightning World Championship – 2nd, 2007
  • Lightning Midwinters – 1st, 2004, 2013, 2014
  • Flying Scot North American Championship – 1st, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Flying Scot Midwinter Championship – 1st, 2008 2009
  • Thistle Midwinters – 1st, 2012
  • Thistle Nationals, - 1st, 2012, 2013
  • Etchells, Sid Doren Jaguar Cup – 1st, 2009
  • Etchells North American Championship – 3rd, 2008
  • J/70 DIYC #3 – 1st, 2014
  • J/70 Fall Brawl – 1st, 2012
  • J/80 North American’s (tactician) – 2nd, 2013
  • US Sailing Championship of Champions – 1st, 2004
  • US Sailing Sears Cup – 1st, 1995
  • College Sloop Championship – 1st, 1999

In 1983, in the wake of the American’s Cup excitement, Mike Crump’s dad decided to introduce his children to sailing. Mike signed up for a J/24 program a J/World, and he was hooked. Soon he was chartering boats, cruising, and club racing whenever he could.

One summer Mike was taking an urban design class when he decided to visit his dad in Marblehead and join him for some races. It didn’t take Mike long to realize he wanted to be on the water instead of in the classroom, so he left the design program and went to work for a boat builder in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Boat building can be a dangerous business, however, so when he returned to the mid-Atlantic his started working in a sail loft.

Mike remembers the day Quantum sails popped up in Annapolis. “I was in the design office on a Thursday morning after Wednesday night racing, and everyone was asking, where did all these Quantum sail labels come from? They had a very strong presence in and around town after that.” Mike saw an opportunity to be part of a young, energetic company, so joined the Quantum team in early 1997.

As the service manager at Quantum Annapolis, Mike relies on his years of experience to make each job as easy as possible for his clients. “I don’t just look at sail problems,” he said. “I dig a little deeper and find the root cause of a problem – maybe it’s the boat or a sailing habit. My goal is to inform them and help them understand what’s going on.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Services Manager
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Fluency

English

Brian DeBrincat

Wojciech "Bary" Dlugozima

Wojciech "Bary" Dlugozima started sailing when he was six years old because his elementary school offered sailing classes. He enjoyed it so much that he eventually started sailing at the local club, and he signed up for his first regatta one month later. That elementary sailing class turned into a lifetime of racing and working in the marine industry.

Bary has raced on most Olympic classes, One Tone, ILC 40, 730, Cat Formula 40, Maxi Cat 110 ft, Swan 60, Trimaran 60, Volvo 60, and Maxi monohull classes. From 1989-92 he won multiple Polish National Championships in several classes, including Cadet, OK Dinghy, and 420. In 1995 he won the 470 Polish Championship. Those early victories paved the way for bigger races, including an Admiral’s Cup with the U.S. and Ireland teams, as well as the 2000 Race Around the World.

In 1992, when Bary started sailing on bigger boats, he got involved in other aspects of the marine industry. He built boats for specific projects and took on leadership roles with different racing programs, including working as the project coordinator for the Race 2000 Association and the team advisor for the Paszke 360 team. He now serves as the Loft Service Manager at Quantum Sails’ Annapolis loft.

"I was first attracted to Quantum's knowledge, prestige, and professionalism," said Bary. "My knowledge of sailing, sails, and boat types, and knowing the sailing environment are crucial to success in a position like this." Bary will oversee loft services to make sure clients not only receive the service they desire, but also the assistance and education they need to make the most of their sailing experiences.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Service Manager
  • Current Town: Annapolis
Career highlights
  • 1989-92 – Multiple National Championships (Cadet, OK Dinghy, 420, 470)
  • 1995 – 1st Place Polish 470 Championship
  • 1996 – 1st Place Mumm Cup ( Copenhagen ) - (s/y MK Cafe)
  • 1996 - World Championship class ILC 40 - Greece
  • 1996 – 3rd Place Sardegna Cup – Porto Cervo
  • 1996 – 4th Place Copa del Rey - Spain
  • 1997 - World Championship IMS - Holland
  • 1997 – 3rd Place Kieler Woche - Germany
  • 1997 - World Championship - Poland
  • 1997 – 3rd Place Round Island Race - England
  • 1997 – 1st Place Channel Race - England
  • 1997 – 2nd Place Fastnet Race - England
  • 1997 – 1st Place Admiral's Cup – England
  • 1998 - German Championship ILC 40 - (MK Cafe)
  • 1999 –Qualified for Race Around the World- Race 2000, Cadis(Spain)-San Salvador(Bahama)
  • 1999 –One mile speed record on Alka-Prim (40 feet)
  • 1999 – National Polish Championship Catamarans (Tornado)
  • 2000 – 3rd Place Race Around the World- The Race 2000
  • 2002 – 3rd Place National Championship - class 730
  • 2004-2006 – Polish Championship - HVACR
  • 2007 – New York- Falmouth (Bioton)
  • 2008 – Attempt to record Around the World with no stop-overs (Bank BPH)
  • 2013 – 1st Place National Championship - Delphia 24

Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Charlie Saville learned to sail on the Tred Avon River in Maryland. His childhood revolved around the water, including junior sailing on the eastern shores of Maryland and racing Etchells in San Diego. After college, Charlie set out on a 10-year off-shore sailing career, covering more than 125,000 nautical miles and visiting 40 countries during 11 ocean crossings.

A third-generation sailmaker and professional sailing instructor with more than 6,000 hours of instruction, he co-founded Warrior Yachting in Annapolis, Maryland in 2000. Providing yacht and sail maintenance, consultations, and instruction, he had one mission – to help people achieve their yachting goals. In 2009, he brought that mission to Quantum Atlantic when he was contracted to manage the Annapolis service department.

In 2015, after six years of working with Quantum Sails, Charlie officially joined the team as the National Service Director. “My philosophy as a small business owner translated well to my role at Quantum,” he said. “We will not accept anything less than total perfection for ourselves as service providers, and certainly not for our customers. We stand behind our work, and if for any reason a customer is not satisfied, we’ll make it right, right away.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: National Service Director
  • Home Town: Annapolis
  • Current Town: Annapolis