J/70 CLASS INFO

From the beginning, Quantum was chosen by J/Boats to be one of the lead sail developers for the J/70 class. Quantum’s team of experts shares the passion, excitement and knowledge of the J/70 with fellow J/70 sailors across the world. Whether you’re club racing or competing in the worlds, Quantum’s J/70 sails provide the performance and quality you need. 

J/70 Mainsails

J/70 Radial Class Mainsail

Since our latest design hit the water, no sail has won more regattas than our radial class mainsail. Using premium Dimension polyant fabrics, the Quantum J/70 main is fast, easy to trim, and durable. This sail is powerful and responds well to backstay in big breezes. No matter where you sail,you’ll get the performance you are looking for. The mainsail comes standard with tapered RBS battens, vision windows, telltales, numbers, draft stripes, roll bag, insignia, class royalty and ISAF measurement sticker.

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J/70 Headsails

J/70 Radial Class Jib

Since our latest design hit the water, no sail has won more regattas than our radial class jib. Using premium Dimension polyant fabrics, the Quantum J/70 jib is fast, easy to trim, and durable. This sail is powerful and can set up well with the lead forward and minimal inhauling, or lead aft and max inhaul. The versatility of this sail is why it’s the talk of the class!  The Quantum J/70 jib also features unique details, such as front loading batten pockets and a tack flap to cover the forestay turnbuckle.This sail comes standard with vision windows, tapered RBS Battens, roll bag with batten holder, telltales, four draft stripes, insignia, class royalty and ISAF measurement sticker.

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J/70 Spinnakers

J/70 AirX 650 Asymmetrical Spinnaker

Designed using Quantum's iQ Technology® suite of computational tools, the AirX 650 triradial panels are laser cut and assembled with oversized, tear-drop-shaped corner patches, as well as extra layering and extensive reinforcement of high-load areas throughout. Includes a stainless steel ring in the head with multiple webbing straps, Rutgerson press rings at the tack, and webbing straps in clew. Includes: choice of colors, numbers, luff and leech cord, and a drawstring bag. Also includes class royalty, and ISAF measurement sticker. 

For customized layout or graphics, please contact class expert or your local loft.

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J/70 DynaKote 75 Asymmetrical Spinnaker

Designed using Quantum's iQ Technology® suite of computational tools, the Superkote® 75 triradial panels are laser cut and assembled with oversized, tear-drop-shaped corner patches, as well as extra layering and extensive reinforcement of high-load areas throughout. Includes a stainless steel ring in the head with multiple webbing straps, Rutgerson press rings at the tack, and webbing straps in clew. Includes: choice of custom color scheme, numbers, luff and leech cord, and a drawstring bag. Also includes class royalty, and ISAF measurement sticker.

For customized layout or graphics, please contact class expert or your local loft.

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J/70 Accessories

J/70 Jib Batten Set

RBS Tapered Battens

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J/70 Mainsail Heavy Battens

RBS Tapered Battens

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J/70 Mainsail Standard Battens

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J/70 News And Resources

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Terry Flynn, a third generation sailmaker, started out in Annapolis, Maryland, where he developed a great foundation for both cruising and racing. He grew up on the family sailboat, cruising all over the Chesapeake Bay. Before he was 15 years old, he made 10 offshore deliveries from New York to Florida.

As a racer, Terry has competed in the Newport-Bermuda, the old SORC, Annapolis-Newport, and Trans-Superior races. His One Design credits include four J/22 North Americans and a World Championship. He’s also won North Americans, Nationals, and Midwinter races on 420s, Lightnings, J/24s, J/80s, J/30s, and Cadets, as well as winning One Ton, ¾ Ton, and ½ Ton Championships.

Growing up around sailors, Terry naturally fell into sailmaking and has never looked back. He’s worked his way up through the ranks, doing everything from bench work to design during his 37 year career. Terry has been with Quantum since the beginning, using his experiences to make sails that help customers improve their racing result or simply get more enjoyment out of their boats.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Seabrook

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 – 3-time North American champion
  • Numerous big boat races, including success on J/133 and J/146

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

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

Jeff Thorpe

Jeff Thorpe was eight years old when he started the Leo Robbins sailing program. The instructor told his dad that Jeff wasn’t cut out for sailing, but Jeff went back the next season and hasn’t stopped sailing since. Throughout high school he raced Sabots, Lasers, and Laser 2s. When it was time for college, he didn’t have the money, so he took a job building and racing Morc boats at Pinnacle Yacht Design Group. Jeff stayed involved in the marine industry in a variety of ways, from an Olympic campaign with friends to fixing and rebuilding J/24s at his own shop to working in a sail loft. While working at the loft, he had the opportunity to sail on a J/125 with Quantum sails. Jeff was impressed with what he saw. He contacted Quantum Sails and told them he needed to work for them. Today Jeff works as a sail consultant at the Quantum Pacific loft, giving his clients the attention to detail they need to find the right sails. With his extensive sailing history, he’s more than qualified to help others figure out exactly what they need to meet their goals. “I spent years running offshore racing programs, so I have a fair bit of knowledge that helps me provide my clients with a great resource when they have questions,” said Jeff. “I make sure they understand all the options available to them to help them enjoy their sailing.” Jeff’s sailing experience includes J/70, J/111, J/105, J/125, Melges 24, Olson 30, E-22, PHRF, ORR, IRC, TP 52, Santa Cruz 70, and Santa Cruz 52 classes, as well as offshore catamarans, cruising boats, and racing boats.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Current Town: Pt. Richmond
Career highlights
  • 2006-2013 Several class wins in Transpac and Pacific Cup races

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

Martin Kullman grew up on the water in St. Petersburg, Florida, so it’s no surprise that he started sailing when he was only five years old. He continued sailing throughout his youth and at Old Dominion College, where he was a three time All-American and won the national championship.

After graduating from college, Martin joined the work force, but in 2011 his passion became his career when decided to pursue sailing fulltime. He had such a positive experience with Quantum Sails that he joined the team in 2012. “My favorite thing about being part of Quantum is the great group of people who have the same goals and aspirations,” he said.

With an extensive list of sailing experience including TP 52, MC 38, Carkee 40, Farr 40, Farr 30, Melges 32, Melges 24, Melges 20, J/70, J/111, J/88, J/22, J/105, and VX One he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Quantum. As the National Sales Director, he strives to provide a courteous and fun experience for all of his customers, and Quantum provides the perfect place for him to do just that.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: National Sales Director
  • Current Town: St. Petersburg
Career highlights
  • Farr 40 North American Champion
  • Farr 30 North American Champion
  • Melges 32 North American Champion
  • Sears Cup Champion
  • Prince of Whales Champion
  • Farr 40 World Championship
  • Melges 24 World Championship
  • Melges 32 Gold Cup
  • Melges 32 Caribbean Circuit

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Kris Werner is a graduate of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, earning an unlimited tonnage/oceans USCG license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and Business. For several years, he served as a collegiate sailing coach, then as a ship’s officer on ocean-going tankers. He came to Rochester in 2003 as a chief officer on the Rochester Fast Ferry. Following that he was a broker with RCR Yachts while also working with Steve Haarstick on designs for Beneteau 40.7s and his J/24. For three years he worked at Haarstick Sailmakers as he transitioned to owner of the sail loft.

Kris has extensive experience on offshore and One Design racing campaigns, both driving and crewing. In addition to keeping busy sailing and running his business, Kris is the proud father of three energetic boys: Steven, Chase, and Austin.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Owner, Quantum Sails Rochester
  • Current Town: Rochester
Career highlights
  • 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
Date Class Regatta Result
Jul 29, 2016 J/70 Ugotta Regatta 1, 5
Jul 29, 2016 J/70 Ugotta Regatta - Corinthian Division 3
Jul 22, 2016 J/70 Can Am Challenge 1, 2, 4
Jul 8, 2016 J/70 Sail Newport Regatta 2
Jun 24, 2016 J/70 Long Beach Race Week 3
Jun 17, 2016 J/70 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Chicago 3, 4, 5
Jun 4, 2016 J/70 Cedar Point One Design Regatta 5
Jun 4, 2016 J/70 Cedar Point One Design Regatta - Corinthian Division 3
Jun 3, 2016 J/70 Bayview One Design Regatta 3, 4
May 16, 2016 J/70 North American Championship 4