Quantum adds new J/Boat program


Quantum Sail Design Group established a J/Boat division that will focus on expanding the company's line of J/Boat sails and providing support for J sailors worldwide.

J/Boat sail designer Kerry Klingler, a J/80 world and North American champion who has more than 23 years of experience in all aspects of sail making, will head the program.

Ed Reynolds, Quantum's president, says the focus reflects the company's commitment to serving one of the largest and most active sailing communities in the world.

"We recognize the loyalty J/Boat owners have for their brand and their interest in high-performance sails, backed by the greatest level of expertise and support," Reynolds said. "We believe J/Boat owners deserve this level of dedication to their sailing needs, and with our already strong track record we are uniquely positioned to provide it."

Noting Klingler's experience in sail design for J/Boats, Reynolds added, "Kerry's designs have been very well received and highly successful; he will be bringing this expertise to the Quantum family, helping us expand our product offering."

In addition to Klingler, the division includes Terry Flynn (Quantum Seabrook); Tim Healy (Quantum Newport); Scott Nixon (Quantum Atlantic); and Nic Bol (Quantum Holland), all winners of multiple J/Boat national and world championships.


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