Project Mayhem wins their class at the 2014 Red Grant Regatta. Courtesy Photo.
Doug and Amy Stryker won the 2014 Red Grant Regatta last week in a tie-breaker decision. Considered one of the most anticipated auxiliary sailboat regattas in the state of New Jersey, the Strykers raced aboard their Santana 30/30, Project Mayhem, during the July 12-13 event. They placed third in the first three races before winning the last three to tie Jim Mackevich and For Sail with twelve points. With three wins to his one, however, they earned the class win. Congratulations!
For full regatta results, click here.
Florida native Ivan Shestopalov continued his winning streak this month with a win at the Optimist North American Championships, held July 9-16 in Nayarit, Mexico. Though the wind conditions shifted and dropped on the last day of racing, the race committee organized a final event through difficult conditions for the competitors. Shestapolov finished ten points ahead of second place in the closed competition to become North American Champion, placing second overall. This win comes three months after he won the South American Championship in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Shestopalov has been using Quantum® Opti sails for years and has been climbing the leaderboard ever since. In 2011 he won one of seven events. In 2012 he improved to two of ten. Last year, Ivan won seven of ten races, including the Junior Olympic Sailing Festival and the Orange Bowl Regatta. He has won the South American Championship twice, and has his sights set on Worlds, having finished 12th and 7th before. He is currently traveling the globe to raise support for his trip to Worlds this October in Argentina.
Shestopalov started sailing with Quantum’s Radial Green, and he was an early test pilot for the XR-1 sails. He currently sails with the Quantum XR-1 Black sail.
For full results of the 2014 North American Championship, click here
After ten races over five days in Valencia, Spain, Quantum customers captured first and second places at the Soto 40 Worlds. British boat Ngoni, owned by Tony Buckingham and skippered by Mark Hamy, claimed the overall victory. Finishing seven points behind in second place was Luis Martin Cabiades and Noticia IV Burriana Nova, with skipper Jose Maria Torcida. Congratulations to both teams!
See full results here.