Quantum Sails Win Melges 24 Worlds

 

Team Gullisara, powered by Quantum® sails, claimed the 2012 Melges 24 World Championship, one of the most coveted and prestigious titles in the sailing world. The title was decided at the finish line of the final race when Quantum Italy’s Carlo Fracassoli and team had to wait an agonizing four minutes for their nearest rival to cross the finish line before they could be certain of victory.

 

The fleet of 130 boats was the largest ever for the M24 World Championship, making the win even sweeter. “I am very happy,” said Fracassoli, who helmed the boat owned by Giuseppe Comerio. “Victory at the European Championship was a nice confirmation of our hard work; this is definitely a major victory for the development done by the team of Quantum Sails and confirmation for our team which, as always, did a great job. Even in the final stages we believed in ourselves, and worked together very hard to deserve this win.”

 

Photo © Pierrick Contin

 

Congratulations to this incredible team and awesome effort. In addition to Comerio and Fracassoli, Team Gullisara includes Chicco Fonda, tactician; Tano Felci on the sheets; Giovanni Ferrari at the halyards and Carlo Zermini on the bow.

 

Quantum® sails finished 1st, 6th, and 10th overall at the Worlds regatta with Quantum Rep Chris Rast and Team EFG taking a solid 6th place. Full Results: http://www.circolovelatorbole.com/cvt/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/gold-final.htm

 

Photo © Roberto Vuilleumier/Promovideo.tv

 

Photo © Roberto Vuilleumier/Promovideo.tv

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