Quantum-powered “Synergy GT” Crowned 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Champ

After a consistent season on top of the leaderboard, Valentin Zavadnikov won the 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Championship this month. Sailing with Quantum sails, Synergy GT stayed in the top four all season to claim the overall championship.
 
Throughout the season, Synergy GT routinely finished on top with their lowest place of the season came at the opening act in April when they finished fourth in Napoli. After that, Zavadnikov stayed on the podium, taking second place at Porto Ercole and Talmone, and third at Riva Del Garda. 
 
The final act of series was held Oct. 3-5 during the Genoa International Boat Show in Italy. Winning two of four races, Synergy GT finished with 15 points, just one point behind the winner. Second place was enough, though, giving Zavadnikov the overall win and naming Synergy GT the 2014 Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series Champion. Congratulations!
 
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Quantum Sails Stay Strong, Staying in Top Ten at AYC Fall Regatta

The American Yacht Club in Rye, New York recently ended their two-weekend fall regatta, including the J/109 East Coast Championship. Quantum-powered boats sailed strong, landing top-ten finishes in the J/70, J/105, and J/109 classes.
 
After a rough first race, Jim Vos and Scoot, sailing with a partial Quantum® inventory, found their niche and pulled ahead to take second place in the J/109 East Coast Championship. William Rogers’s boat, Big Boat, used a full inventory to sail consistently, never dropping out of the top five to finish fourth.
 
Top finishers at the AYC Fall Regatta include:
 
J/105
3 – Jeremy Henderson and Harald Edgran, Conundrum
 
J/70
5 – Trevor Roach, Semi Charmed
6 – Carrie and Ed Austin, Chinook
 
J/109 – East Coast Championship
2 – Jim Vos, Scoot*
4 – William Rogers, Big Boat
*Sailing with a partial Quantum inventory.
 
Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!
 
For full results from the 2014 American Yacht Club Fall Regatta, click here
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Quantum’s Flynn and Klingler Finish 2-3 at J/80 World Championship

The Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, Maryland saw rough seas and shifty, northwesterly winds on the final days of racing, but Quantum’s own Terry Flynn and Kerry Klingler sailed strong and consistently to take second and third places at the 2014 J/80 World Championship.

The 32-boat fleet raced sixteen times over the course of six days, with the lead shifting between teams as they battled weather and each other for a spot on the podium. In the end, it was consistency and experience that kept Flynn and Klingler in the top three.

“We improved dramatically after the first two days of racing,” said Klingler. “The key was getting better starts, improving course tactics, and having great boat speed. In the light winds we went with slightly looser intermediate and lower tension. This seemed to power up the rig better. Our crew weight was fifty pounds under the limit. With this in mind in the heavier winds, we tended to sail high and were able to keep competitive with heavier boats.”

Overall, Quantum-powered boats claimed five of the top ten places, with Quantum® sails winning seven of sixteen races. Congratulations to everyone on a great event, and congratulations to Terry Flynn and Kerry Klingler on their podium finishes!

2014 J/80 World Championship Results

2 – Terry Flynn, Quantum Racing

3 – Kerry Klingler, Lifted

7 – John Storck Jr./John Storck III, Rumor

8 – Paul Parsons, Parsons Project*

9 – Forbes Durdin, Mojito

10 – David Andril, VAYU

*Sailing with partial Quantum inventory.

 

For full results of the 2014 J/80 World Championship, click here

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