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Quantum Sail Design Group, LLC

1576 International Drive, 49686 Traverse City, MI
USA
Telephone +1 231 9411222
Fax +1 231 9417770
info@quantumsails.com

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boot 2020 hall map (Hall 10): stand H59

Fairground map

boot 2020 fairground map: Hall 10

Contact

Sven Krause

Birklück 13 | 24999 Wees (b. Flensburg)
Germany

Phone
+49 (461) 40 68 63 10

Email
skrause@quantumsails.de

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Shipping / Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment / Rig
  • 03.10.23  Sails / Sail-Makers
  • 03  Shipping / Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment / Rig
  • 03.10.26  Sailing Accessories / Maintenance Kits / Sail-Making Gear

Sailing Accessories / Maintenance Kits / Sail-Making Gear

  • 03  Shipping / Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment / Rig
  • 03.10.27  Sail Bags
  • 04  Services
  • 04.03  Technical Services
  • 04.03.01  Repair Services / Refitting

Repair Services / Refitting

Our products

Product category: Sail Bags

DRAWSTRING SAIL BAG

Smaller bags are built from 420 denier nylon fabric and larger bags built from 1000 denier Cordura® fabric. Bags have a drawstring top with a webbing handle on the bottom. Quantum graphics and label for sail description are screen printed on the bag. Available in nine sizes.

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Product category: Sail Bags

GRAND PRIX DUFFLE

Bags are built from lightweight plastic and waterproof material. The bag is squared on the ends with a Velcro® closure across the top. Two webbing cinch straps across the body secure contents with attachment points for each of the three corners. Quantum® graphics are screen printed on the bag. Available in six sizes.

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Product category: Sails / Sail-Makers

CROSS-CUT WOVEN POLYESTER SAILS

CROSS-CUT SAIL CONSTRUCTION
Quantum's woven polyester mainsails and headsails (CW 2000) set the standard for cross-cut construction, bringing an unmatched level of refinement and attention to detail to the basic workhorse of the cruising inventory. Durability, ease of handling and performance are equally weighted design criteria.

Designed for Maximum Control

When it comes to boat handling and sailing enjoyment, it’s sail shape that makes the difference. Sail shapes are custom-designed for your boat by Quantum’s experienced sail designers based on expected usage and boat-specific constraints such as mast bend, displacement and righting moment. Sail shapes feature a smooth, flat aerodynamic profile for optimum upwind performance, with an open trailing edge to reduce heeling and weather helm. The shape allows sailing into a higher range of wind conditions before reefing becomes necessary.

The Right Materials for the Job

Quantum's woven sails are made using only the highest quality, tightly woven and most stretch resistant woven polyester available. Minimizing stretch is the key to creating a durable sail with exceptional shape holding. All woven materials are not created equal; there are variations in yarn type, thickness, weave and finish. We test and use only top-grade sailcloth, appropriate to the application, selected from the best that leading suppliers have to offer. Quantum's sailcloth is tested in-house. This allows Quantum to not only use the very best, but also make sure the fabric is appropriate to the application.

Built to Take On the Most Ambitious Sailing Plans

Quantum's woven polyester cruising mainsails and headsails deliver long-lasting durability. Our modern, cross-cut construction features panels joined with extra wide seams, using a combination of adhesives and multiple rows of triple-throw stitching, with additional "butterfly" reinforcements at both the inboard and outboard ends. See below for more high-quality construction details.

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Product category: Sails / Sail-Makers

FUSION M® SAILS

FUSION M® SAIL CONSTRUCTION
Quantum Sails is the first sailmaker to offer a complete range of composite sails with membrane construction specifically for cruising sailors. Quantum’s Fusion M® sails are developed using the most technically advanced design, lamination, and shaping methods in the industry—a proprietary process known as iQ Technology®. Fusion M® cruising sails are fast, easy to handle, efficient and capable of taking you across the bay or around the world.

Better Boat Handling with a Better Sail Shape

Fusion M® sails are engineered as full-size membranes and designed with a fully-integrated, customized fiber network that addresses sail loading in all directions rather than along primary load paths only. To achieve the ideal shape, Quantum’s sail designers use proprietary computational tools, part of the iQ Technology® suite, to create custom shaping, tailored on a sail-by-sail basis. The resulting sail shape lasts longer and is easy to trim through a wide range of conditions.

Longevity & Repeatability

Our two-step lamination process results in a superior membrane that delivers a longer life compared to laminates made by single-step methods. Sail panels are completely cured before the shaping process begins, eliminating the effects of shrinkage and guaranteeing shape repeatability.

Lightweight Fiber Options For All Needs

Multiple fiber options are offered for Fusion M® sails, providing a range of options for different size boats and sailing requirements. Quantum’s sail consultants can help you make the right selection based on your needs.

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Product category: Sails / Sail-Makers

TRI-RADIAL SAILS

TRI-RADIAL SAIL CONSTRUCTION
Tri-radial sails utilize panels of pre-made materials radiating from the three corners of the sail. The long, or “warp”, fibers of the material are oriented to align with the primary load paths. Better alignment creates lower stretch improving shape holding. Tri-radials provide a performance upgrade for those who are looking for more than what a classic woven polyester sail can provide.

Designed for Maximum Control

When it comes to boat handling and sailing enjoyment, it’s sail shape that makes the difference. Sail shapes are custom-designed for your boat by Quantum’s experienced sail designers based on expected usage and boat-specific constraints such as mast bend, displacement and righting moment. Sail shapes feature a smooth, flat aerodynamic profile for optimum upwind performance, with an open trailing edge to reduce heeling and weather helm. The shape allows sailing into a higher range of wind conditions before reefing becomes necessary.

The Right Materials

There is a broad spectrum of material options ranging from simple woven materials, to custom composites and they are available from a variety of suppliers. In general, there are four categories:

  • Woven Radial: Woven polyester specially designed with strength in the long (warp) direction so they can be used in tri-radial panel configuration. Compared to cross-cut woven polyester, this material offers 10 to 20% less stretch due to the material and the efficiency of the panel layout. Works well on boats up to 40’.
  • Spectra® Reinforced Woven Radial: Radial woven materials, reinforced with Spectra® or other high-modulus fibers, provide additional strength and durability under high loads. They offer similar performance to woven radial material with the added benefit of better performance under high loads, making them useful in boats up to 60’.
  • Polyester Composites: Composite construction featuring large, straight, untwisted polyester yarns (scrim) sandwiched between two layers of woven polyester taffetas. The fiber network does the work of resisting stretch, augmented by a layer of polyester film for balance, while the woven taffetas provide rugged protection against, UV, tear, and chafe. Compared to cross-cut woven polyester, these materials offer as much as 40 to 50% better stretch resistance. Ideal for boats up to 55’
  • High Modulus Composites: Identical to polyester composites except the fiber network consist of high-modulus fibers like Spectra®, carbon or aramid, with the dramatically reduced stretch these fibers provide. Depending on fiber type and compared to cross-cut woven polyester, these materials offer four to five times better stretch resistance. Ideal for larger boats up to 80 feet.

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Product category: Sails / Sail-Makers

CRUISING DOWNWIND SAILS

CRUISING DOWNWIND SAILS
What started as a simple, multi-purpose asymmetrical spinnaker for cruising has been transformed into a series of three models specifically designed for the unique requirements of avid cruisers. Directly descended from our racing designs, Quantum’s cruising spinnakers provide unmatched levels of control, stability, and reliability. Each model is optimized for specific wind angles while offering versatility for a broad range of use.

DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE, BUILT TO LAST
All cruising spinnakers feature multi-panel, tri-radial construction for accurate 3D shaping, smooth flying shape, and precise alignment of loads. Only the highest quality nylon, polyester, and laminate spinnaker materials are used, while attention to construction details ensures rugged durability and dependability.

ONLY THE BEST MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION 
Corner reinforcements glued for maximum bonding and smoothness.
Narrow head gores reduce diagonal load on seams.
Fanned radial patches distribute loads and minimize weight at corners.
Leech, luff, and foot-control lines restrain flutter and provide additional strength. 
Graphics can be applied using different methods and materials depending on the design, usage and budget.
All spinnakers include leech and foot control lines and sail bag. 
SPINNAKER HANDLING SYSTEMS
To make asymmetrical spinnakers useful and easy to handle for the typical short-handed cruising there are two options to consider.

SPINNAKER DOUSING SLEEVE
A dousing sleeve pulls down over the sail using a continuous control line, typically with a bell-shaped opening to allow the sleeve to be easily pulled down or up. The sail is set inside the sock, then deployed once fully hoisted, by pulling the sock up over the sail. To take down, the sleeve is pulled down over the sail and dropped under control.

FURLING SYSTEMS
There are two varieties of furling systems for cruising spinnakers. A free-standing torsional rope can be inserted into the luff of the sail and attached to a traditional furling system, usually with a continuous-line drum that allows unlimited furling. This is wound from the bottom up. These work fine for sails that are relatively small and flat such as A0 sails. 

For larger asymmetrical spinnakers, such as A3 and A2, a top-down furling system is preferred. A torsional rope is used, but instead of being inserted into the luff of the sail it remains separate. When the continuous furling line is pulled, the tack rotates on a swivel and the top swivel begins to wrap the spinnaker around the rope, furling from the “top down.” This is the only way to furl a larger spinnaker where the top sections are designed for broad reaching and running.

CRUISING ASYMMETRICAL SPINNAKERS
Cruising spinnakers are designed for specific apparent wind angles (AWA). The polar chart depicts downwind traveling from the stern to the bow of the boat. Click on a spinnaker name for the product description.

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About us

Company details

At Quantum, we’re connected to sailors everywhere through our love of sailing and our belief that facing every challenge head-on is infinitely rewarding.

For us, that means challenging convention – especially if that’s what it takes to help our customers and the sailing industry get to new, better places. As a company and as individuals, we embrace every single challenge you bring our way as our own. 

Since 1996, we have focused on providing the best-performing products in sailing. Today, we’re equally relentless about delivering a higher standard of service, customer care, education, support and mentorship. It’s how we’ll continue to help sailors at all levels pursue their passions and achieve their aspirations. 

Our commitment starts with our dedicated employees at more than 60 sail lofts around the world and includes hundreds more working behind the scenes to design, build and service Quantum® sails.

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