Sunday, October 6, 2019

J/99 Excitement and Perspectives from the Q/Team

J/99 sailing upwind
The new J/99 is a hot topic in the sailing community, and Quantum is no exception when it comes to sharing the enthusiasm. The J/99 is an incredible addition to the J/Boat lineup that is filling a growing demand for short-handed racer/cruiser platforms that perform as well buoy racing as they do offshore.

Our designers were able to create high-performing and versatile sail plans that bridge the gap between competitive racing and cruising in comfort. Quantum's J/Boat sail designer Kerry Klingler and sail consultant Kris Werner worked with RCR Yachts to create a fast set of sails with a racing-first focus that can easily transition into a performance cruising setup.
J/99 sailing fast
The lofts class experts worked directly with clients to develop the best sail plan possible, designing every sail on the J/99 to fit the individual needs of the owner, be it racing, cruising, or something in-between. A sail with perfect shape on the first hoist that retains shape after repeated hoists was a testament to the team’s design process and product.

"We designed the sails to be versatile, easy to trim, and structured for a long life," explained Klingler about his approach with RCR Yachts. "One of the keys to our business is an understanding that these sails need to be adjusted for each client's needs and wishes," he adds. Kris Werner reinforces this customer-centric approach: "We discussed and researched all the best possible options, while keeping some level of cost and investment in mind. This is the type of detailed service and support that we intend for every client at Quantum."  Read more here about the “Q” approach on the J/99 here Add to Flipboard Magazine.