J/88 CLASS INFO

Quantum has dedicated more time and resources to the J/88 class than any other sailmaker worldwide. With sail development headed up by J-Boat Division Leader Kerry Klingler, Quantum sails have dominated class racing in North America, including 1, 2 finishes at Key West Race Week, Charleston Race Week, Block Island Race Week, and the Can Am Challenge.

Our latest Fusion M™ carbon/aramid class main, AP jib, and heavy jibs are durable and fast, and our comprehensive tuning guide makes them easy to set up and tune in any condition. One of the key components of our upwind sails is how well they work together. The main and jibs are well-matched and easy to tune, using the AP jib in 0-18 knots and the heavy jib in 14-27 knots. The Quantum AP class asymmetrical's forgiving and fast shape allows the boat to sail deep angles while maintaining speed.

Give your Quantum J/88 class contact a call to get more information on our fast and updated designs, and find out how we can help get your program on the podium.

         

J/88 Mainsails

J/88 Fusion M Class Mainsail

Constructed with 30% carbon, 70% aramid, and 14,000 denier at the mid leech, this is a high-performance, long-lasting sail that utilizes the latest technology in scrim and laminates. It’s easy to trim and has great range in trim to perform well in everything from the lightest conditions to the heaviest winds. The sail incorporates a full-length top and head batten with four partially tapered battens. It includes sail numbers, draft stripes, insignia, luff slide system and one reef. 

 

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This item will be available to ship in 4 to 5 weeks

J/88 Headsails

J/88 Fusion M Class Heavy Jib w/ Roller Battens

Constructed with 30% carbon, 70% Twaron®, and 16,000 denier at the mid leech, this is a high-performance, long-lasting sail that utilizes the latest technology in scrim and laminates.  Designed with a high DPI for strength and stretch resistance, its flatter shape is adjustable to perform well if the wind lets up. This sail performs best in 17-23 knots. 

Our jibs are offered in two configurations. This model features roller battens, which allow for quick sail changes and easy storage in a turtle without removing the battens. Sail includes full-length headsail turtle. 

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This item will be available to ship in 6 to 7 weeks

J/88 Fusion M Class Heavy Jib w/ Vertical Battens

Constructed with 30% carbon, 70% Twaron®, and 16,000 denier at the mid leech, this is a high-performance, long-lasting sail that utilizes the latest technology in scrim and laminates.  Designed with a high DPI for strength and stretch resistance, its flatter shape is adjustable to perform well if the wind lets up. This sail performs best in 17-23 knots.

Our jibs are offered in two configurations. This model features vertical battens, which are the preferred choice for furling sails, as they tend to roll up better and wind won’t distort the leech as much when furled. Sail includes full-length headsail turtle.

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J/88 Fusion M Class L/M Jib w/ Roller Battens

Constructed with 30% carbon, 70% aramid, and 12,000 denier at the mid leech, this is a high-performance, long-lasting sail that utilizes the latest technology in scrim and laminates. Designed for 0-18 knots, the boat’s adjustable jib leads and inhaulers for windward sheeting allow it to perform well in a wide range of conditions. Inhaul and power up in lighter winds or ease the lead aft and flatten the bottom in windier conditions.  

Our jibs are offered in two configurations. This model features roller battens, which allow for quick sail changes and easy storage in a turtle without removing the battens. Sail includes full-length headsail turtle.

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This item will be available to ship in 3 to 4 weeks

J/88 Fusion M Class L/M Jib w/ Vertical Battens

Constructed with 30% carbon, 70% aramid, and 12,000 denier at the mid leech, this is a high-performance, long-lasting sail that utilizes the latest technology in scrim and laminates. Designed for 0-18 knots, the boat’s adjustable jib leads and inhaulers for windward sheeting allow it to perform well in a wide range of conditions. Inhaul and power up in lighter winds or ease the lead aft and flatten the bottom in windier conditions.  

​Our jibs are offered in two configurations. This model features vertical battens, which are the preferred choice for furling sails, as they tend to roll up better and wind won’t distort the leech as much when furled. Sail includes full-length headsail turtle.

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This item will be available to ship in 6 to 7 weeks

J/88 Spinnakers

J/88 Class A2 Asym

Designed for class windward/leeward course racing, it’s a full sized sail with maximum projection for great downwind speed. This sail is designed to perform in all conditions, from the lightest breeze to 25 knots. Available in Airx 650, it meets class rules for minimum weight and maximum size. Includes inked sail numbers and spinnaker duffle.

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

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

J/88 Class A3 Asym

A downwind reaching sail, this spinnaker is the maximum size for class rules. The reaching shape is designed to be fast in wind angles from 80-135 apparent. The mid girth is narrower, and the overall depth is flatter than the A2. It’s a true reaching performer. Includes inked sail numbers and spinnaker duffle.

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

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

J/88 News And Resources

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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

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

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 22, 2016 J/88 Can Am Challenge 1, 2
Jul 13, 2016 J/88 NYYC Race Week 3, 4
Jun 17, 2016 J/88 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Chicago 1
Jun 4, 2016 J/88 Cedar Point One Design Regatta 1, 3
Apr 17, 2016 J/88 Charleston Race Week 1, 2, 3
Jan 22, 2016 J/88 Quantum Key West Race Week 2, 4
Jul 26, 2015 J/88 CanAm Challenge 1, 2, 3, 4
Jun 26, 2015 J/88 Block Island Race Week 1, 2
Apr 19, 2015 J/88 Charleston Race Week 1, 2
Jan 23, 2015 J/88 Quantum Key West Race Week 1, 2, 4