Downwind Sails for the Cruising Sailor
What you need to know before talking to your sailmaker. Reprint of article published in the June 2014 edition of Bluewater Sailing.
Spinnaker Polar Charts
Unmatched control, stability, and reliability.
What started as a simple, multi-purpose asymmetrical spinnaker design has been transformed into a sophisticated series of spinnakers specifically designed for the
unique requirements of cruising sailors. A direct descendent of our racing designs, Quantum's cruising spinnakers provide unmatched levels of control, stability, and
reliability. Developed using the leading off-wind design program and wind tunnel testing, each asymmetrical spinnaker model is optimized for specific wind angles
while offering versatility for a broad range of uses.
All spinnakers feature multi-panel, tri-radial construction for accurate 3D shaping, smooth flying shape, and precise alignment of loads. Only the highest quality nylon, polyester, and laminate spinnaker materials are used, and attention to
construction details ensures rugged durability and dependability.
Corner reinforcements spray-glued for maximum bonding area and smoothness.
Narrow head gores reduce diagonal load on seams.
Fanned radial patches distribute loads and minimize weight at corners.
All spinnakers include leech and foot control lines and sail bag. Graphics are applied using different methods and materials depending on design, usage, and budget.
Click here for Polar Chart and information on each downwind sail model.