Please select your home edition
Edition
Kilwell - 4

Quantum Sails to expand presence in Australia and Asia

by Quantum Sails Design Group Media on 25 Aug 2009
Quantum Racing © Gilles Martin-Raget http://www.martin-raget.com/
Well known Australian sailing industry professional Carl Crafoord has joined forces with Quantum Sail Design Group to deliver an expanded Quantum Sails presence in Australia and Asia.

Carl has been in the marine industry for 32 years, commencing with his sail making apprenticeship with Hugh Treharne in December 1976. He has sailed 23 Sydney to Hobart races and has had four Hobart wins as a navigator and strategist. They were Sagacious in 1990, Raptor in 1994, Quest in 2002 and Quest in 2008.

He has been involved up until recently with Lewmar Marine PLC and previously handled Harken Yacht Equipment’s distribution.

When asked what attracted him to Quantum, Carl said, 'The sail making industry is facing rapid change at this time and the Quantum model is the future; proprietary central manufacturing, winning designs and global distribution backed up with 100% commitment to customer service. They’re not just building a sail for a customer, but incorporating the Quantum product into a complete service that works to improve each customer’s sailing experience.

‘We’ll be headquartered in Brookvale Sydney and will have Quantum Sails Marine service centers in Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide , Perth, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand with a range of top shelf services and products .

‘Our emphasis will be on delivering the best possible service, with the best people, from sail makers servicing sails to professional racing sailors who will sail with clients to pass on knowledge in areas of boat speed and tactics and more.’

This is an exciting time for Quantum. With the refinement of the Fusion M membrane product, the integration of iQ design technology, and the enhancement of standards in manufacturing, Quantum is putting the tools in place to further strengthen the product lines and brand position. Quantum supplies its customers with the most technologically advanced, highest quality sails, coupled with the best service available on the market.

'We feel very excited to have Carl on board to manage Quantum’s business in Australia and Asia', said Ed Reynolds, President of Quantum Sails, 'Carl will ensure that our customers receive the technologically advanced product and outstanding service that is indicative of the Quantum brand.'

Carl is this week at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and can be contacted either on his mobile + 61 (0) 438 548 033 or at carl@quantumsails.com More information about Quantum Sail Design Group at www.quantumsails.com

ABOUT QUANTUM

Quantum Sail Design Group designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racers and cruisers who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. Quantum has achieved a leadership status in the sail making industry by offering highly differentiated quality products supported by an uncommonly high level of personalized customer service, recognized expertise, professionalism and an exhibited passion for development of the sport of sailing.

Quantum sails are available through more than 60 lofts located throughout the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Europe, South Africa, South America, Malaysia, Japan, and Australia.

Naiad/Oracle SupplierInSunSport - NZWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

5 Oceans - First solo race around the world with equal chances
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston confirmed that the ninth edition will welcome the Eco 60 Class and SolOceans One Design Class. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, President of Clipper Ventures who organised the 5 Oceans, confirmed that the ninth edition in 2014-15 will welcome not only the successful Eco 60 Class, which has shown its durability during the 2010-11 race, but will also welcome the SolOceans One Design Class.
Posted on 29 Aug 2014
Score big! Enter the Quantum summer giveaway
Quantum Australasia is offering the best pricing of the year on all cruising, racing and one design sails. For a limited time, Quantum Australasia is offering the best pricing of the year on all cruising, racing and one design sails. And when you request a quote, you are automatically entered in our 26-week Summer Sale Giveaway with fornightly prizes and a grand prize of a Quantum Sail.
Posted on 1 Aug 2013
Crew management is no different to running a business
Regattas mean bringing together a diverse group of personalities, asking them to work well within a competitive Regattas mean bringing together a diverse group of personalities, asking them to work well within a competitive environment and often also staying in the saying in shared accommodation. On water the pressure is on to perform as a team. On land the frustrations from the race track can continue into the beer tent and then into the crew accommodation. Just how does a boat owner
Posted on 8 Aug 2010
Audi Med Cup - Lining up off Valencia
The 2008 Audi MedCup champions Quantum Racing (USA), pairing up with one of this year's hot debutant teams Luna Rossa The 2008 Audi MedCup champions Quantum Racing (USA), pairing up with one of this year's hot debutant teams Luna Rossa (ITA) who are due to race at the first regatta of the season, the Portugal Trophy in Cascais (May 11-16), are currently training off Valencia in perfect conditions.
Posted on 13 Apr 2010
By any Quantum, these sails have measured up with an overall win
Quantum Sails were an integral component in Two True's win, read on to find out how and why. To achieve an overall win in a race like the Rolex Sydney Hobart, you have to have a good boat, great crew and the right sails. Whenever Mother Nature is involved, a certain amount of luck, with things like the weather, will always assist you too. Quantum Sails were an integral component in Two True's win, read on to find out how and why.
Posted on 4 Feb 2010
New TP52 Quantum Racing third in race debut
Botin Carkeek-designed TP 52 Quantum Racing finished third overall at Alicante in the 2008 Audi Med-Cup Circuit. The new Botin Carkeek-designed TP 52 Quantum Racing finished third overall at Alicante in the first regatta of the six-race 2008 Audi Med-Cup Circuit. 'This was a good regatta for us,' said Terry Hutchinson, skipper of the new Quantum Racing.
Posted on 20 May 2008
New Quantum Racing TP52 ready for MedCup Circuit
TP 52 Quantum Racing completed sea trials and initial sail tuning and is to race the six-race 2008 Audi MedCup Circuit The new Botin Carkeek-designed TP 52 Quantum Racing completed its sea trials and initial sail tuning program last week and is ready to race in Alicante in the first regatta of the six-race 2008 Audi MedCup Circuit.
Posted on 9 May 2008
Quantum Racing in box seat at Langkawi Regatta
Steve McConaghy the tactician aboard Ray Robert’s Ulumulu Quantum Racing was quietly excited last night. Steve McConaghy the tactician aboard Ray Robert’s Ulumulu Quantum Racing was quietly excited last night following the Sydney based crew’s win of a further two races at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta in Malaysia.
Posted on 15 Feb 2006
Two straight wins for Quantum Racing
Ray Roberts and his DK46 Quantum Racing scored two straight wins in Scotchmans Hill Series. Ray Roberts and his ‘rock star’ crew on the DK46 Quantum Racing scored two straight wins in the Scotchmans Hill Series at Skandia Geelong Week today to consolidate their lead at Skandia Geelong Week.
Posted on 27 Jan 2006
Quantum Racing and Loki win Rolex Challenge
Australian team of Loki and Quantum Racing- won Rolex Challenge international offshore teams racing series. The Australian team of Loki and Quantum Racing have won the Rolex Challenge international offshore teams racing series that ended with the 61st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Posted on 1 Jan 2006