Quantum Dominates Melges 20 Podium, Going 1,2,3 at Nationals

After three days of variable conditions, Quantum-powered teams controlled the podium at last weekend’s Melges 20 U.S. National Championship. Cesar Gomes Neto on Portobello, Drew Weirda and Quantum rep Scott Nixon on W, and Marc Hollerbach on Fu finished first, second, and third at the Quantum-dominated event.

The three-day event in Newport, Rhode Island featured sixteen boats racing in a variety of conditions. After an opening day of light air and a second day of tricky conditions, the third day of racing provided 10-15 knot breezes for the final events. Portobello, including Neto, tactician Andre Forseca, and Quantum rep John Bowden, managed to stay at the front of the pack through all three days, finishing in third place only once and winning both races on the final day despite an OCS on the last race. He claimed the title with an impressive thirteen points, sixteen points ahead of second place.

Quantum sailors finished strong throughout the fleet, taking six of the top ten spots, including winning first and second in the Corinthian division. Quantum-powered boats won seven of the eight event races, proving that they are the fastest sails in the fleet.

Congratulations to every, and good luck at the 2014 World Championship in Italy!

Megles 20 U.S. National Championship Results

1 – Cesar Gomes Neto, Portobello

2 – Drew Weirda, W

3 – Marc Hollerbach, Fu

4 – Jason Michas, Midnight Blue

6 – Michael Kiss, Bacio

8 – Morgan Kiss, Baciami – GoDaddy Racing powered by Danica

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IMMAC ONE4ALL Takes Corinthian Title at ORC International World Championship

With an average age of only twenty-one years old and less than a year sailing together as a team, the Quantum-powered IMMAC ONE4ALL won the Corinthian division of the 2014 ORC International World Championship at the Kieler Yacht-Club in Kiel, Germany.

Competing in the ORC-A division, IMMAC ONE4ALL raced against twenty-seven other boats, taking sixth place in their division against some the best-established professional sailing teams. The ONE4ALL program trains and develops ambitious, young sailors in all areas of big boat racing. Their motto is to learn by doing, working together with experienced big-boat sailors through every step of the process, from race preparation to analysis of team performance.

The training and experience paid off, with the Corinthian Trophy win at the World Championship. Congratulations!

For full results of the 2014 ORC International World Championship, click here.

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DeVos Cousins Finish 1-2 at Melges 32 U.S. Nationals

Competition couldn’t have been closer at the 2014 Megles 32 U.S. Nationals in Newport, Rhode Island. Cousins Ryan and Dalton DeVos – both powered by Quantum® sails – battled each other for the lead, with Dalton pulling ahead in the final race to win the overall championship.

After an opening day of heavy air conditions, day two of the event offered 8-10 knots of breeze with moderate seas. While others struggled in the light air, Ryan on Volpe and Dalton on Delta rallied ahead of the fleet. The first two races of the day saw the cousins fighting for the top spot, with Ryan working hard to hold on to an early lead. Dalton pulled through, however, inching past Ryan in races four and five.

Ryan went into the final day of racing with a three-point lead over Dalton, but he couldn’t hold on. Richard Goransson’s Inga From Sweden with Quantum® sails took the first victory, leading the track from start to finish. Ryan’s sixth place finish and Dalton’s second place finish tied them at thirteen points each as they entered the final race. Dalton jumped ahead with a great start off the pin, managing to pull ahead and stay in the lead, finishing second and third in the heat for an overall first and second place finish for Dalton and Ryan.

2014 Melges U.S. National Championship results:

1 – Dalton Devos, Delta
2 – Ryan Devos, Volpe
4 – Richard Goransson, Inga From Sweden

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