Melges 20 CLASS INFO

Designed using extensive on-the-water testing and development with the top Melges 20 teams around the globe, Quantum’s Melges 20 sails have proven themselves with major wins at class events on both sides of the Atlantic. Never willing to settle, we are constantly re-evaluating, re-testing and re-designing our sails to make sure they provide the flexibility and speed you need to make it to the podium. Contact a Quantum Melges 20 rep today to see why the majority of Melges 20 owners around the world sail exclusively with Quantum sails.

 

Melges 20 Mainsails

Melges 20 FUSION M Class Mainsail

A full-sized, square-top mainsail for Southern Spars masts built after July 2013, our main has a new luff curve and custom fiber layout, with Technora® fibers, for durability and strength. The sail comes with five battens including three full-length and two standard-sized battens. It also includes leech telltales, a Cunningham grommet, vision window, tube roll bag, insignia, your choice of color for the sail number and draft stripes, class royalty and ISAF measurement sticker.  

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Melges 20 Headsails

Melges 20 FUSION M AP Jib

An all-purpose sail that has the power to get you through a variety of conditions, this sail has a custom fiber layout to support the high loads on the leech and to help with long term durability. The Quantum jib is very forgiving, with a large entry to make for easier driving in bad water and big fleets. This sail comes complete with three vertical battens, luff telltales, leech telltale, sail tube bag, vision window, your color choice of draft stripes, Harken clew blocks, class royalty, and ISAF measurement sticker.

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Melges 20 Spinnakers

Melges 20 AP-2 Airx Spinnaker

Our AP-2 Maximum Asymmetrical Class Spinnaker is a full-sized, all-purpose sail with a high clew and full head to give you the flexibility to sail a variety of angles downwind. The straighter luff and high clew allow you to sail as fast and as deep as possible without worrying about being choked down. Forgiving and easy to trim and steer, its rotation provides the best performance of any max-sized class sail available. 

​Made with Bainbridge AirX 650 (40 gm2), this cloth is durable, holds it shape well, and sheds water easily, allowing for fast gybes and less tangles with minimal friction. Available in several colors, we recommend the AirX for 11 TWS and choppy conditions. Includes class royalty, take down patch and ISAF measurement sticker.

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Melges 20 AP-2 Dynakote Spinnaker

Our AP-2 Maximum Asymmetrical Class Spinnaker is a full-sized, all-purpose sail with a high clew and full head to give you the flexibility to sail a variety of angles downwind. The straighter luff and high clew allow you to sail as fast and as deep as possible without worrying about being choked down. Forgiving, easy to trim and steer, its rotation provides the best performance of any max-sized class sail available.  

Made with Contender Dynakote .75 oz. (40 gm2), this cloth is forgiving and sheds water easily at minimum weight and slick. This allows for fast gybes and less tangles with minimal friction. We recommend this cloth for choppy conditions and winds under 12 TWS. Dynakote .75 comes in a variety of colors. Includes class royalty, take down patch and ISAF measurement sticker.

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Melges 20 Accessories

Melges 20 Jib Vertical RBS Fiberglass Batten Set

The stock AP RBS Fiberglass batten set for all Quantum jibs, we recommend using this set all the time. Remember, the fat end (untampered end) goes in the pocket first and to the leech! 

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Melges 20 Mainsail RBS Fiberglass Batten Set

The stock AP batten set for all Quantum mains, we recommend using this set in 0-15 TWS.

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Melges 20 Mainsail RBS Heavy Fiberglass Batten Set

The recommended heavy batten set for all Quantum mains, we recommend using this set in 15+ TWS, when the Melges 20 is overpowered and you need to flatten the main to keep the boat balanced. 

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Melges 20 News And Resources

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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

English: Vittorio d’Albertas started his career designing sails in Italy and Denmark before returning to Italy in 2010 to open Quantum SDG Italy with Filippo Jannello and Francesco “Paco” Rebaudi. As a designer, Vittorio has created sails for boats of all sizes, from small One Designs to the largest and most beautiful yachts of the world. Whether he’s designing cruising or racing sails, his approach is always committed to improving performance and sailing pleasure by looking at the big picture, not only the sails. A self-proclaimed sailing maniac, Vittorio doesn’t just design sails, he uses them too. Owner of a Dinghy 12' and a Finn, when he’s not in the loft, you can usually find Vittorio on the water.

Italian: 42 anni, ha iniziato come sail designer, prima in Italia poi in Danimarca. Come disegnatore ha realizzato vele per ogni tipo di barca, dai piccoli One Design ai più grandi e belli yacht del Mediterraneo. Ha fondato la Quantum SDG Italia all'inizio del 2010 insieme a Filippo Jannello e a Francesco “Paco” Rebaudi. Velista a livelli maniacali, possiede un Finn e un Dinghy 12'. Il suo approccio è di guardare alle performance e al piacere del navigare, sia in crociera sia in regata, senza limitarsi al solo settore vele ma analizzando le prestazioni dell'imbarcazione in generale.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: Italy
Fluency

Italian, English, French, Spanish

Maxim Logutenko

Born in the United States, Chris Rast has lived in Switzerland since he was two years old. A certified Swiss toolmaker and engineer with a degree from the University of California-San Diego, Chris says his education provided the cornerstones to his successful sailing campaigns.

His first Olympic campaign was in 1996 in the 470, followed by two more Olympic appearances in the 49er, one sailing for Switzerland and one for the U.S. A winner of multiple national, European, and World championships, he continuously seeks to challenge himself with new objectives. In 2006, he started sailing –and winning – in the Melges 24 fleeting, including the 2015 Melges 24 World Championship.

In addition to his sailing credits, Chris is also an experienced coach, coaching the Swiss Olympic team in 2000. He was the project manager for performance-driven programs like the Alinghi Decision 35 and the EFT Sailing Team. Along with his wife Danielle, he also runs Swiss Performance Sailing, LLC.

As Quantum’s Melges 24 Class Expert, Chris will help all clients improve on the race course. He doesn’t only work with the professional teams – he’s available to anyone familiar with or just discovering the fleet. “The class lives and dies not by the professionals or the top teams, but those teams that make up the middle of the rankings,” said Chris. “We really want to support the Corinthian teams and the teams that need a little bit of advice to do well around the race course. I like helping teams and helping them get better. That’s what I’m really looking forward to.”

“Since its inception, the Melges 24 has been such a fun boat to sail in regards to its performance. It goes well upwind, and downwind it’s a hoot,” he said. “If you’re looking for a class where you get to sail not only against other Corinthian teams, but also against fully professional teams – people like Jimmy Spithill, Vince Brun, Morgan Larson, and Terry Hutchinson – get yourself a Melges 24 and you can go against the world’s best.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: Switzerland
Fluency

German, English

Career highlights
  • Melges 24 Worlds – 1st 2015
  • Melges 24 Audi Tron #2 - 1st 2015
  • Melges 24 St. Pete NOOD - 2015
  • J70 Chicago NOOD - 1st 2014
  • Moth EFG Moth Euro Cup Season - 1st 2014
  • Melges 24 Chicago Gold Cup - 1st 2013
  • Melges 20 European Championship - 1st 2013
  • J/70 St. Pete NOOD - 1st 2013
  • Melges 20 North American Championship – 2nd 2013
  • Melges 20 US National Championship – 2nd 2013
  • J/70 San Diego NOOD - 1st 2013
  • Melges 20 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - 1st 2012, 2013
  • Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - 1st 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Melges 20 US National Championship - 1st 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 49er Olympics – 6th 2008
Date Class Regatta Result
Jul 1, 2016 Melges 20 European Sailing Season - Act 4 1
Jul 1, 2016 Melges 20 European Sailing Season - Overall 3, 4, 5
Jun 10, 2016 Melges 20 European Sailing Season - Act 3 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
May 6, 2016 Melges 20 European Sailing Season - Act 2 1, 3, 4, 5
Apr 17, 2016 Melges 20 Charleston Race Week 2, 4, 5
Apr 17, 2016 Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Corinthian 2
Apr 17, 2016 Melges 20 European Sailing Series - Act 1 1
Mar 20, 2016 Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series - Event #5 1
Mar 20, 2016 Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series - Overall 1, 2, 3
Mar 6, 2016 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Event #3 3