Quantum Sails Perform Well, Take Tops Spots at J/Fest Southwest

Seven fleets sailed at the 2014 J/Fest Southwest at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas earlier this month. Quantum® sails led their teams to first place finishes in three classes and top finishes in four classes after a solid weekend of racing.

In the J/70 division, Chris Lewis on GB and Kurt VanderWall on his boat sailed consistently throughout seven races, never finishing lower than sixth place. Lewis managed to stay ahead of VanderWall, finishing third and fourth in their class.

In the J/22 fleet, Casey Lambert, racing Blackburn Marine Racing, dominated the regatta, winning four of six races for an impressive win with only eight points. Filling in the top-five spots were Marek Valasek in second, winning two of six races, Vincent Ruder on Team 365 in fourth, and Chris Morlan on TILT in fifth.

Also winning their divisions with Quantum sails were Albrecht Goethe on Hamburg in the J/109 fleet, winning five of seven races to take first place, and George Cushing in the PHRF Asymmetrical fleet, with four wins to take first place by a 3-point margin.

Congratulations to everyone on a successful event!

 

J/Fest Southwest

PHRF Asym

1 – George Cushing

J/109

1 – Albrech Goethe, Hamburg

J/70

3 – Chris Lewis, GB

4 – Kurt VanderWall

J/22

1 – Casey Lambert, Blackburn Marine Racing

2 – Marek Valasek

4 – Vincent Ruder, Team 365

5 – Chris Morlan, TILT

 

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Quantum’s Marty Kullman Takes Third at Melges 24 Nationals

Despite delays from the lack of wind, thirty-one sailors finished the two-day Melges 24 National Championship in Miami, Florida Nov. 14-16. Quantum® sails handled the conditions well, driving three sailors to top-five finishes in the open and Corinthian divisions.

After the first day of racing, a windless Sunday morning delayed the event until the afternoon winds finally picked up to 6-8 knots. Quantum’s Marty Kullman sailed consistently both days on New Wave, only finishing one race out of the top five. With three third place finishes, one second place and one third place finish, he finished the event with 21 points and an overall third-place spot on the podium.

Quantum sails also led Ryan Glaze on Gringo and Rob Britts on Hot Mess to eighth and thirteenth place in the open division. In the Corinthian division, however, Glaze and Britts topped the 15-boat fleet, taking second and fourth places.

Congratulations to everyone!

Melges 24 National Championship

3 – Marty Kullman, New Wave

Melges 24 National Championship – Corinthian Division

2 – Ryan Glaze, Gringo

4 – Rob Britts, Hot Mess

 

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Quantum Teams Finish 2/4 at Melges 32 Gold Cup with Stock Sail Inventory

Quantum® sails made a strong appearance at the 2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup in Miami, Florida earlier this month. Sailing with inventories of stock Quantum sails, Alessandro Rombelli on STIG and Dalton DeVos on Delta took second and fourth places in a top five full of custom-designed sails.

Quantum representatives were on hand and on board during the Nov. 7-9 event, with Terry Hutchinson and designer Jordi Calafat sailing on STIG, Scott Nixon and Farley Fontenot on Volpe, and Brett Jones aboard Inga from Sweden.

Rombelli switched STIG to Quantum sails this year, working closely with Quantum’s Scott Nixon and Jordi Calafat to equip his boat with Quantum’s high-performing stock class sails. The results speak for themselves, with Rombelli winning two of five races to take second place at the Gold Cup. STIG, Delta, and Inga from Sweden finished second, fourth, and eighth with full inventories of Quantum stock sails. 

A distinct advantage enjoyed by Quantum’s one design customers is the support and service provided to all teams by Quantum’s class experts. Everyone has access to the same sails and receives speed and set-up information to maximize performance.

Melges 32 Gold Cup

2 – Alessandro Rombelli, STIG 
4 – Dalton DeVos, Delta 
8 – Richard Goransson, Inga from Sweden

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