Class Globe 5.80 appoints Quantum exclusive one design sailmaker for the next five years
Following a lengthy selection process involving 10 quality sailmakers that included some of the biggest names in the business, Quantum Sailmakers based in America have been appointed as Exclusive Sailmakers to the Class Globe 5.80 for five years through to 1 July 2026.
This is big news for the Globe 5.80 owners and is sure to excite all sailors in what has quickly become one of the fastest growing Mini Ocean Racing Classes on the planet.
It ensures that not only will 5.80 sailors enjoy world class competitive racing, but their investment in building their own One Design Mini is once again protected through strong 5.80 Class management. Quantum will deliver quality sails at a reasonable price to 5.80 builders in 22 countries.
The final sail specification was developed jointly with Quantum designers and the 5.80 class founder Don McIntyre and a small team of 5.80 sailors. The standard five sail wardrobe includes a tri-radial fully battened mainsail, tri-radial jib with one reef, storm jib with reef, and asymmetric A5 and A3. Only six sails are allowed onboard, not including an optional trysail.
These quality sails create an effective balance between solo offshore and deep ocean racing yet allow skippers and crew to be competitive in club racing. We are very excited to have Quantum Sails partner with us developing what truly is every sailor’s Mini. Competitive big boat sailors and past Mini 6.50 skippers stepping into the 5.80 will be happy about this. For sailors on a budget, the value for money is exceptional and not only caps the cost, but clears the way once again for an even playing field, regardless of sponsorship, or not!Don McIntyre
Quantum have built the first prototype set of sails to be trialed on “TREKKA”, Don McIntyre’s Globe 5.80 (the first to be launched) in late June in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Fine tuning will be carried out before the first sets are delivered to Globe 5.80 builders around the world starting August 2022.
We want to offer Globe 5.80 owners more than just great sails delivered to your door on time at a competitive price and we are excited to partner with the Class. We feel that sailmakers are the steward of our sport and that we have interaction with the customers not only when they are in the buying process but for years to come. We go out sailing with our customers to make sure they are getting the most out of their boat and sails. Quantum has and continues to be the service-oriented sailmaker to help out all of our customers with whatever their challenge may be.Andrew Scott, Quantum Sails