A Message From HOOD Sailmakers CEO Rob MacMillan

Dear Friend and Customer of HOOD Sailmakers:
Today, I am writing to let you know we have completed an agreement with Quantum Sails with Quantum acquiring the sailmaking rights and manufacturing assets of HOOD Sailmakers. By nature of this agreement, HOOD sails will continue to be made available in the markets we serve and HOOD customers will have increased access to the customer service and support offered by the Quantum Sails network. The HOOD loft in Middletown, RI will become the home base for Quantum’s sales and service operations in New England.
For Quantum, this acquisition provides much needed sailmaking capacity for the company’s growing share of the Grand Prix racing and big boat markets.
The HOOD and Quantum brands are synonymous with performance and sail quality, offering outstanding solutions to sailors in the racing and cruising markets. Quantum builds great sails through their self-owned production lofts worldwide and will honor the long-term relationships we’ve built with our dealers and customers.
Quantum Sails President Ed Reynolds has said that Quantum will uphold the terms of the warranties held by owners of Hood sails. “We will continue the legacy of service and support for which HOOD Sailmakers is known and look forward to introducing HOOD customers to the Quantum brand as well.”
The relationships you’ve built with the team at your local loft will continue. Quantum is talking with HOOD dealers worldwide to discuss opportunities for continuing the business relationship and ways Quantum can help best serve sailors in their local markets.
Several members of the HOOD staff in Middletown have accepted positions with Quantum Sails including my brother, Dave, and myself. In addition to our responsibilities for HOOD, Dave will serve as Quantum’s New England Operations Manager and I will assume the role of Quantum’s New England Manager.
For your reference, below is a copy of the official press release. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your local HOOD representative, David or me.
We appreciate your business and loyalty to HOOD Sailmakers. It’s a pleasure to serve your sailing needs and we look forward to continuing our legacy of quality and support through our new relationship with Quantum Sails.
Rob MacMillan
CEO HOOD Sailmakers
New England Regional Manager, Quantum Sails