RC 44 CLASS INFO

At Quantum Sails, our mission is two-fold: to help you win races and to have more fun sailinghelp you meet your next challenge. To accomplish this, our sails are developed using our proprietary iQ Technology® computational tools, validated through rigorous on-the-water testing, proven on the most competitive race courses around the world, and backed by a recognized team of one One design Design experts.

The RC44 class is no exception. When you choose Quantum, you get more than just a new sail. You become a member of the Quantum One Design team, gaining access to our RC44 experts as well as ongoing support and service. From tuning tips, to racing clinics, to one-on-one training, we’re here to help you get the most out of your boat and sails.

RC 44 Mainsails

RC 44 MR 9000 Class Mainsail

A proven, all-around mainsail, this well-balanced performer covers the range throughout the wind speeds. Swapping battens provides even better range for all conditions. Includes insignia, full-length grand prix mainsail turtle, measurement certificate with sticker, C-Tech batten pocket end-cap, rocket-style tensioner and carbon battens.

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

RC 44 Headsails

RC 44 MR 9000 Class G1 Genoa

Designed with a custom fiber layout, this versatile sail can handle any mode. Superior pointing ability, straight exit, good fast forward mode when needed, and vertically well balanced, this sail performs well in class minimum wind speed to 13 knots. ​Includes full-length grand prix headsail turtle, ISAF measurement certificate with sticker, clew T-ring, Tylaska tack shackle and buckle hanks.

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

RC 44 MR 9000 Class J2 Jib

With a slightly bigger roach, the class J2 jib performs best in 12-18 knots. A well-balanced, punchy sail with good entry and a straight exit, this jib has had lots of success in big waves. ​Includes full-length grand prix headsail turtle, ISAF measurement certificate with sticker, clew T-ring, Tylaska tack shackle and buckle hanks.

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

RC 44 MR 9000 Class J3 Jib

Constructed with extra fiber for greater stability in bigger breezes, the J3 jib performs well in fast forward modes and in waves. Ideal for 17 knots up to the class maximum wind speed. ​Includes full-length grand prix headsail turtle, ISAF measurement certificate with sticker, ISAF measurement certificate with sticker, clew T-ring, Tylaska tack shackle and buckle hanks.

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

RC 44 Spinnakers

RC 44 A1.5 Class Asym - AirX

A versatile running sail, the A2 is a must for the competitive RC44 racer. Ideal for 8-22 knots, it has a great low mode, making it the go-to sail for many racers. Includes measurement certificate with sticker, upper take down line, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle. 

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

RC 44 A1.5 Class Asym - Superkote/Superlight

Great for defending and for tight apparent wind angles, this versatile VMG sail was designed for softer crossover to supplement the A2. A light air running sail, this is ideal for 6-11 knots. Includes measurement certificate with sticker, upper take down line, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle. 

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

RC 44 A1.5 Class Asym - AirX

A versatile running sail, the A2 is a must for the competitive RC44 racer. Ideal for 8-22 knots, it has a great low mode, making it the go-to sail for many racers. Includes measurement certificate with sticker, upper take down line, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle. 

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

RC 44 A2 Class Asym - Superkote/Superlight

A2 Class Asymmetrical made with Superkote 60. Includes measurement certificate with sticker, upper take down line, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle. 

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RC 44 Match Racing/Heavy Class Asym

The required class asymmetrical, this match racing class spinnaker also doubles well as a heavy-air kite for fleet racing above 22 knots. Includes measurement certificate with sticker, upper take down line, take down patch, SpinPak and grand prix spinnaker duffle.  

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

RC 44 Accessories

RC 44 Heavy Batten Set

Carbon C-Tech battens for winds above 16 knots. 

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

RC 44 Medium Batten Set

Carbon C-Tech battens for winds 8-16 knots.

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

RC 44 News And Resources

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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

Brett Jones started sailing with his father when he was five years old. Without high school racing teams, Brett competed at local clubs in Sydney, Australia racing year round. Sailing a variety of boats, including cherubs, skiffs, and eventually keel boats, he raced every weekend until he left school.

After graduating high school, Brett learned to be a sail maker and continued to race on the weekends. One of his employers owned an ocean racing boat and invited Brett to join him. One thing led to another, and Brett found himself in the United States and Europe meeting people and competing. His experiences eventually landed him a spot on his first America’s Cup team.

After the 2007 America’s Cup, Brett decided to expand his experiences even further to make himself a more valuable member of the team. “In the America’s Cup, if you’re just a sailor you limit yourself,” he said. “I had done a lot of development with sail designers, and I thought I could increase my value by having that skill set.” Quantum Sails approached Brett about designing with them, and he joined the team in 2008.

Having sailed in several America’s Cups and all the classic yacht races, Brett brought his own unique blend of sailing and design experience to the Quantum design team. Working mostly with Soto 40, RC 44, TP 52, IRC classes and various yachts, the combined experiences of Brett and the Quantum team make it possible to provide all of his customers with the best service and sails. “We’re one of the more open design groups,” he said. “We feed off each other and keep things open. We share designs and information that we can then share with the customers. This helps us influence the sail design and performance of boats to better help our customers.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Design, Downwind Trimmer
  • Home Town: Sydney, Australia
  • Current Town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Shosholoza
  • 2003 America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1995 America’s Cup, Australian Challenge
Date Class Regatta Result
Oct 4, 2015 RC 44 World Championship 1
Nov 23, 2014 RC 44 Match Racing Championship 1