Buccaneer CLASS INFO

Quantum Sails stays on the cutting edge of sail development for the Buccaneer class. We introduced a laminate jib that was not only lightweight and low-stretch, but also durable. We designed the first set of Aramid sails to be tested on the Buccaneer and introduced silicone coated spinnaker cloth specifically for use with the Buccaneer’s bow launch system. We have further refined the line of Technora sails to be the highest performance sails available.

Buccaneer Mainsails

Buccaneer Dacron AP Class Main

Affordable, durable, and easy to tune and trim, this is our best selling mainsail. The mainsail comes standard with a roll bag, tapered RBS battens, vision window, insignia, numbers, leech telltales, and Cunningham. Draft stripes available upon request. Price includes class royalty. 

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

Buccaneer Technora Black Race Main

The latest refinement in our Technora mainsail, it is lower stretch and holds shape better than the Dacron® main. The mainsail comes standard with a roll bag, tapered RBS battens, vision window,insignia, numbers, leech telltales, draft stripes and Cunningham. Price includes class royalty.

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

Buccaneer Headsails

Buccaneer Technora Black Race Jib

This jib tested so much better than our Dacron® and Pentex® versions in terms of durability, shape-holding, and low-stretch characteristics that it’s now the only one we offer. The jib comes standard with a vision window, telltales, draft stripes and adjustable luff (cloth) tension. Price includes class royalty.

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

Buccaneer Spinnakers

Buccaneer AIRX Spinnaker

AIRX Spinnaker. Price includes class royalty.

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

Buccaneer Class Spinnaker

The class spinnaker is made from a durable nylon, with an all-purpose shape. Available for online purchase in one color: natural. Includes one takedown patch and class royalty.

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

Buccaneer Accessories

Buccaneer Batten Set

Tapered RBS battens

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This item will be available to ship in 1 to 2 weeks

Buccaneer News And Resources

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Randy Shore grew up sailing. His parents – both championship sailors – introduced him to the water at an early age, but it wasn’t until high school that he decided to devote his time and energy to sailing. With the help of several amazing teachers, including Quantum’s Terry Hutchinson, Randy became a championship sailor himself, eventually becoming a member of the only team to win three consecutive U.S. match racing championships.

Randy also grew up around sail lofts, working at Shore Sails, his dad’s loft. Midway through college, Randy was running the production floor when he realized he wanted to go into management. He left Shore Sails to study and learn business outside the industry before returning to sailmaking in 2005. “Three things got me back into sailmaking,” said Randy. “Having my father’s business to build on, wanting to own and run my own business, and having an extensive background in sailing and sailmaking.”

As part of Quantum Sails, Randy and the team at Quantum Newport have access to all of Quantum’s resources and expertise, but Randy said it’s working with customers and helping them improve that he enjoys the most about his job. “I tend to be more of a coach than a competitor,” he said. “When I walk away from sailing with customers, my measure of success is the knowledge that they have gained and the foundation we have built – as well as how much fun they had – rather than just the score on the results sheet. I take great pleasure in helping my customers meet their next challenge.”

Growing up doing bow, navigation, and pit on J/24, J/29, J/35, J/44, and Farr 40 boats, Randy now spends more time trimming and as tactician on bigger boats, but his preference is sailing one design boats. If you can’t find Randy working, sailing, or spending time with his family, look for him at a local Ska show!

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Loft Manager
  • Current Town: Newport
Career highlights
  • National, North American, and World Championship experience in:
  • Lightning (top-five finisher)
  • 12 Meter (top-five finisher)
  • Sonar (top-five finisher)
  • 210 (top-five finisher)
  • Ensign
  • Shields
  • J/24

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

A lifelong sailor, Clarke McKinney began his sailmaking and canvas career in 1979. His extensive sailing experience includes both inshore and offshore racing on a variety of yachts and at locations around the globe. He’s sailed on everything from one design and cruising boats to IRC, ORR, and PHRF rated boats to classic yachts. Having raced in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean seas, as well as the Great Lakes, and cruised the Chesapeake and beyond, he is exceptionally well-suited to meet your needs.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Current Town: Solomons
Date Class Regatta Result
Aug 4, 2014 Buccaneer North American Championship 1, 5, 6