Farr 40 CLASS INFO

The Farr 40 inventory was created with several factors in mind, including speed and durability. It’s our goal to produce the fastest sails that maintain their shapes for as long as possible. This is especially important when considering how few sail buttons the class allows per year. Our fiber layouts and scrim configurations are designed to give you the best sailing experience possible.

Farr 40 Mainsails

Farr 40 MR 7300 Mainsail

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Mainsail features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers. Covering a broad range of conditions and rig settings throughout the wind range, we’ve developed a sail that is fast, stable, and adaptable, not just for the Grand Prix market, but also for the club racer. Includes: C-Tech Batten Pocket End Cap, Insignia (2 color), Full-length Mainsail Grand Prix Turtle.

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Farr 40 MR 9000 Mainsail

Our Farr 40 mainsail covers a broad range of conditions and rig settings throughout the wind range. Through careful design and fiber layout, we’ve designed a successful 100% carbon sail. This sail is fast and stable, yet adaptable to the rig throughout a wide range of conditions. Despite the rig being carbon, it’s still a soft section by today’s standards. This does require a little massaging of the luff curve though. We have a standard curve, but will work with any team to tweak the luff curve as needed if their rig is slightly outside the normal range. Includes: Insignia (2 color), Full-length Grand Prix Mainsail Turtle, C-Tech Batten Pocket End Cap and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Farr 40 Headsails

Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 1 Jib

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Code 1 Jib features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers. The primary range of this sail is 4-10 knots, but can be pushed up to 11 knots in lumpy seas. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 2 Jib

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Code 2 Jib is the work horse of most Farr 40 programs. The sail features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers, and has a wind range of 10-17 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 3 Jib

Designed for club racing, the MR 7300 Code 3 Jib features a blend of carbon and aramid fibers. The J3 is designed to be used with less in-hauler the J2 and is slightly under girth. The primary range of this sail is 17-23 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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Farr 40 MR 7300 Code 4 Jib

Designed for use from 22 knots until racing is canceled, the sail has small webbing tabs sewn to the luff tape to satisfy the ORC heavy weather jib requirements. The clew is positioned a little lower on this sail than on other jibs. Use the in-hauler to maintain a nice twist profile, but not to the same degree as the J1, J2 or J3. This model is offered with a carbon/aramid mix for the club racer. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle.

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Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 1 Jib

With a robust membrane, this sail can be taken up range slightly while still enjoying greater longevity. Sized as big as the rules and sheeting envelope allow, fly this sail in the forward groove of the head foil to limit contact between the leech and the lower spreader when fully in-hauled and sheeted hard. Expect the leech tape to fold as much as 1” (25 mm) on the lower spreader when the sail is trimmed hard. A 100% carbon sail with 11000 denier DPI mid-leech, the primary wind range of this sail is 4-10 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 2 Jib

The workhorse of most Farr 40 programs, this sail can take the abuse. It handles the range with a sweet spot at 10-17 knots. 100% carbon with a mid-leech 15000 denier DPI, the clew height is designed to allow maximum in-hauler, but is positioned so the foot does not get flat. With a straight exit and designed to be sheeted hard, entry and depth – coupled with correct rig tune – allow teams to put the bow down and go fast while being able to live thin on someone’s hip off the start line. Designed to be flown in the forward groove of the head foil when new, expect to see 1” (25 mm) of spreader crash when the sail is sheeted hard. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 3 Jib

At full hoist, this sail is a touch under the maximum allowable girths. Progressively flatter than the J2, it’s 100% carbon with a 19000 denier DPI. This sail is designed to be used with less in-hauler than the J2, and the clew is a fraction lower as a result. Our teams have found great success with this sail in 17-23 knots. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Farr 40 MR 9000 Code 4 Jib

With the rule changing early last year, we migrated this design from an all Twaron sail (as previously mandated by the class) to a 100% carbon sail. We made small tweaks to the design to account for the switch in fiber modulus. This sail is used from 22kts until racing is canceled. To satisfy the ORC heavy weather jib requirements, the sail has small webbing tabs sewn to the luff tape. 

The tabs are theoretically to lash the sail to the forestay should your head foil ever fail. The clew is positioned a little lower on this  sail. You almost always still use the in-hauler in order to maintain a nice twist profile, but not to the same degree as the J1, J2 or J3. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes. 

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Farr 40 Spinnakers

Farr 40 Masthead S-1

Designed to be flown with the pole at the forestay or squared up to 1.5 m, the fabric is 30 g/m2 Contender Superlight 40. In flat water, crossover from the S1 can be as low as 8 knots, but at a choppy venue it might be as high as 10 knots. Included with the S1 are inked sail numbers and a grand prix duffle bag. Offered in one color, natural. 

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Farr 40 Masthead S-1.5

Similar to the J2, this sail is the downwind workhorse with an average wind range of 10-18 knots. Constructed using Superlite 50, this sail is extremely versatile, especially at the top end of its range. Having won the worlds and many other high profile class events, the Quantum S1.5 design is a proven winner. Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.

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Farr 40 Masthead S-2 - Airx 650

A tough design to get right, we developed this sail with input from other sailors to create sails that are versatile enough for running conditions, but have the ability to put the bow up and onto the step with ease in the 20 knot range. Built from either Airx 650 (for more stability on flat water and easy trimming) or Superkote 75 (for more forgiveness in bumpy water). Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.

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Farr 40 Masthead S-2 - SK75

A tough design to get right, this sail has to be versatile enough for running conditions while still able to put the bow up and onto the step with ease once into the 20 knot range. Our design allows you to do both well. Built from either Airx 650 (for more stability on flat water and easy trimming) or Superkote 75 (for more forgiveness in bumpy water). Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.

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Farr 40 Fractional Spinnaker

Constructed using Contender Superkote 75, the fractional spinnaker complies with the class rule of 40 g/m2. For use in 25+ knots of wind, or when the S2 becomes too much, this sail is designed for bow-up heavy running and reaching conditions. Included with the fractional spinnaker are inked sail numbers and a Grand Prix Duffle. 

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Farr 40 News And Resources

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Alex Clegg was only three years old when he started sailing with his family during the summers. A lover of the water, he started racing at East Greenwich Yacht Club and continued in high school and at the University of Rhode Island. He dabbled in high-level amateur sailing from 2006-2011, racing in the Melges 32, Farr 40, Swan 45 classes, as well as gaining experience in mid and large IRC yachts, J/111s, and Swan 42s.

In 2012, he decided to try to make his passion his career. “I had a good understanding of what it took to do well and achieve results in high-level Grand Prix sailing,” he said. With years of positive experiences with Quantum programs and representatives, he decided to join the Quantum team.

“I joined Quantum to take that next step in sailing and to learn about the sailmaking side – —how to build, repair, and analyze your sails,” said Alex. “There’s a certain element of sink-or-swim once you make the leap into this industry, but Quantum nurtures and helps employees grow. We’re a tight-knit family – a hardworking group and friends – and that’s key.”

As a sail consultant at Quantum Newport, Alex strives to meet his customer’s needs and makes sure they enjoy the experience. “If the customer is not having fun or enjoying the race, they won’t continue to do it and we all lose. I may love sailing, but I’m here to assist my customers in fulfilling their sailing goals.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Consultant
  • Home Town: Newport
  • Current Town: Newport
Fluency

Career highlights
  • 2015 Block Island Race Week, 1st Swan 42 Impetuous
  • 2015 NYYC Annual Regatta, 1st Swan 42, Impetuous
  • 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, 1st in class, Valkyrie
  • 2014 ST Block Island Race, 1st in class, Valkyrie
  • 2014 Charleston Race week, 1st in class, Cool Breeze
  • 2014 IRC Long Island Sound Champs, 1st Interlodge
  • 2013 NYYC Annual Regatta, 1st Swan 42, Impetuous
  • 2013 12 Meter NA Champs, 1st Victory ‘83
  • 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, 1st in class, Decision
  • 2012 Key West Race week, 1st Farr 40 class, Barking Mad
  • 2011 Farr 40 European Champs, 1st Barking Mad
  • 2011 Melges 32 North Americans, 1st, Volpe
  • 2009 Melges 32 World Championship, 1st Bliksem
  • 2009 Audi Sailing Series Events 2 and 3, 1st Bliksem
  • 2009 Miami Grand Prix, 1st Bliksem
  • 2009 IRC East Coast Championship, 1st Decision
  • 2009 Block Island Race Week, 1st Cool Breeze
  • 2006/2007 Ida Lewis Distance Race, 1st, Decision

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

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

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

In 1982, A. Kaan Is and his friends were about to enter their last year of tennis school when a new sailing school opened nearby. He followed his friends to the sailing program so they could stick together, but it didn’t take long for Kaan to catch the sailing bug. “The wind and water are the best of nature’s forces,” he said. “I loved the sound of the wind and waves crashing on the bow.”

Kaan wanted to be part of the sailing industry. Without any formal sailboat design education, he took a job doing sail repair at a local loft in 1993. By the end of the first year he was making his own sails by hand. “I had to design them on paper and cut them on the floor,” said Kaan. “It was hard work, but I liked it.”

From 2001-2008, he managed production and design for all UK Sails in Turkey. In 2009, he joined the Quantum team. “Smiling faces are the most important thing in my life, and I found the same positive energy at Quantum Sails,” said Kaan. An experienced IRC racer, Kaan focuses his sail designs on cruising and IRC sails, playing with the numbers for optimization.

“I love creating a racing team for my customers and coaching them on the water,” he said. “These types of projects are special because you’re winning new friends and meeting new faces to say hello to on the sea.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: Turkey
  • Position: Loft Manager/Sailmaker/Designer
Fluency

Turkish, English

Date Class Regatta Result
Feb 19, 2016 Farr 40 Rolex World Championship 1, 2, 3, 4
Sep 27, 2015 Farr 40 World Championship 2, 4, 5, 6
Aug 22, 2015 Farr 40 Rolex North American Championship 1, 2, 4, 6
Aug 22, 2015 Farr 40 Rolex North American Championship - Corinthian 2
Jul 25, 2015 Farr 40 Cal Cup 2, 3, 4
Jul 25, 2015 Farr 40 Cal Cup - Corinthian 1, 3, 4, 5
Jun 14, 2015 Farr 40 Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD 3
Mar 7, 2015 Farr 40 Farr 40 Midwinters 2, 3, 4
Mar 7, 2015 Farr 40 Farr 40 Midwinters - Corinthian 1
Oct 18, 2014 Farr 40 Rolex 2014 Farr 40 World Championship 1, 2, 4