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Quantum Racing Team

 

The on-board crew includes a dozen top-level, professional sailors selected for their sailing expertise, competitiveness and desire to support the goals and objectives of the Quantum Racing program. Team members are focused on winning races as well as product development, accessibility to fellow sailors and fans, and building relationships with strategic partners.

 

Working behind the scenes are additional crew members who support the team with expertise in boat building and preventive maintenance, a critical aspect for consistent success, as well as logistics, management, media relations, communications and other operational aspects of the campaign.

 

 

Ed Baird - Helm

Ed Baird

Ed Baird

Nationality: USA
Age: 54
Position: Helm
Home town: St. Petersburg, Florida
Current town:St. Petersburg, Florida

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• America’s Cup Winner, 1995 and 2007
• Only American Helmsman to win America's Cup since 1992
• 3-time Match Racing World Champion (1995, 2003, 2004)
• Skipper of Young America, the New York Club's challenger for America's Cup 2000
• World #1-ranked Match Racer (1995/1996, 2004/2005)
• 2007 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year
• J/24 World Champion
• Laser World Champion
• Television Commentator for 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup

Personal: My wife Lisa and I have three children: Max (20), Ty (16), and Nic (14).  I enjoy supporting my kids’ sports, as well as golf and fishing.

Terry Hutchinson - Tactician

Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson

Nationality: USA
Age: 44
Position: Tactician
Home town: San Francisco, California
Current town: Annapolis, Maryland

Career Highlights:
• 2012 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
• 2011 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
• 2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2007 America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand
• 2007 Louis Vuitton Champion, Emirates Team NZ
• 2003 America’s Cup, Stars & Stripes
• 2000 America’s Cup – America One
• World Champion J24, Farr 40 and IMS

Personal: Wife Shelley, Elias (14), Katherine (11) and Aden (9). I also enjoy cycling.

Jordi Calafat - Strategist

Jordi Calafat

Nationality: Spain
Age: 45
Position: Strategist
Home town: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Current town: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Career Highlights:
• 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica
• 2008-9 Volvo Ocean Race, Telefonica Blue
• 2007 America's Cup Winner, Alinghi
• 1993 World Champion, 470 Class
• 1992 Olympic Gold medal, 470 Class
• 1992 World Champion, 470 Class
• 1983 World Champion, Optimist
• Several World Championships in dinghys, Olympic classes and keel boats
Personal: I enjoy spending time with my four children.

Juan Vila - Navigator

Juan Vila

Juan Vila

Nationality: Spain
Age:
50
Position:
Navigator
Hometown:
Barcelona, Spain
Current town:
Barcelona, Spain

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 Fastnet Race Winner and Record Holder, Banque Populaire
• 2010 America's Cup, Alinghi
• 2007 Audi MedCup Champion, Artemis
• 2007 TP 52 World Champion, Artemis
• 2007 America's Cup Winner, Alinghi
• 2003 America's Cup Winner, Alinghi
• 2002 Volvo Ocean Race Winner, Ilbruck
• 2000 Louis Vuitton Cup, Bravo España
• 1997 Whitbred Round the World Race, Chessie Racing
• 1995 Louis Vuitton Cup, Rioja de España
• 1993-4 Whitbred Round the World Race, Galicia 93 Pescanova
• 1992 Louis Vuitton Cup, España 92
• 1989-90 Whitbred Round the World Race, Fortuna Extra Lights

Personal:
I enjoy skiing and spending time my daughter.

Romolo Ranieri - Mast

Romolo Ranieri

Romolo Ranieri

Nationality: Italy
Age: 48
Position: Mast
Home town: Parma, Italy
Current town: Valencia, Spain
Career Highlights:
• 2007 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
• 2003 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
• 2000 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
Personal: I enjoy training, fly fishing and drawing. Married to Lorena with two daughters, Olivia and Anna.

Andrew Scott - Runner

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

Nationality: USA
Age: 39
Position: Runner
Home town: Annapolis, MD
Current town: Annapolis, MD

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2003 America’s Cup, Stars and Stripes
• 2008 US Olympic Trials, Star Class
• Quantum Sails, VP of Operations and Quality Control

Personal: I live in Annapolis, MD with my wife Karen and our two daughters Addison and Parker. I enjoy going out on the water with my family, skiing, and building or working on anything and everything.

Warwick Fleury - Main Trimmer

Warwick Fleury

Warwick Fleury

Nationality: New Zealand
Age: 51
Position:  Main Trimmer
Home town: Auckland, NZ
Current town: Auckland, NZ

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 8 America’s Cup campaigns including wins in 2007, 2003, 2000, 1995
• America’s Cup Hall of Fame Inductee 2010
• 12 World Championship wins: Match Racing (3), Farr40, 12 Meter (2), Mumm36, ILC40 (2), ILC50, Corel45, 2 Ton Cup
• 1995 Admiral’s Cup winning team and top boat

Personal: My wife Lynne and I have 2 children: John (16) and Analise (14). Besides sailing, I enjoy golf, surfing and watching my son play cricket.

Brett Jones - Sail Design, Upwind Trimmer

Brett Jones

Brett Jones

Nationality: Australian
Age: 47
Position: Sail Design, Downwind Trimmer
Home town:Sydney, Australia
Current town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2007 America’s Cup, Shosholoza
2003 America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing
• 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
• 1995 America’s Cup, Australian Challenge

Personal: Married with 2 children; enjoys cycling, ice hockey and fishing.

Lorenzo Mazza - Downwind Trimmer

Lorenzo Mazza

Lorenzo Mazza

Nationality: Italy
Age: 50
Position: Downwind Trimmer
Hometown:
Current town: Florence, Italy

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2010 America’s Cup, Alinghi
• 2008 Extreme 40 Series Champion, Alinghi
2007 America’s Cup, Alinghi
• 2003 America’s Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
• 2000 America’s Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
• 1992 America’s Cup, Il Moro
• 1987 America’s Cup, Italia
• 1983 America’s Cup, Azzura
• 2001-2006, multiple Match Race Cup winner
• One Ton Cup trophy winner (x2), Brava Q8
• Admiral’s Cup winner, Brava Q8
• ILC World Champion

Personal: 

Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyzen - Grinder

Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyzen

Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyzen

Nationality: Dutch
Age: 41
Position: Grinder
Hometown:
Current town:

Career Highlights:
• 8 world championship wins 2011/2012
• AC 45 world series winner 2010 Deed of Gift Match, Alinghi
• 2007 Americas Cup winner, Alinghi
• 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup winner, Alinghi
• 2003 Americas Cup winner, Alinghi
• 1999 Winner Tour de France a la Voile 
• 1997/1998 Whitbread Race

Personal: Enjoys mountain biking and skiing.

Tom Burnham - Pit

Tom Burnham

Tom Burnham

Nationality: USA
Age: 40
Position: Pit
Home town: Orange, CT
Current town: Portsmouth, RI

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 Louis Vuitton Trophy, Team Azzura
• 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2007 America’s Cup, Luna Rossa
• 2006 Swan 45 Worlds, Bellicosa
• 2003 ISAF Match Racing Worlds, Team Musto
• 2003 America’s Cup, Prada
• 2000 America’s Cup, Young America
• 1998-2003 US Sailing Team

Personal: Wife Alessandra, daughter Penelope (8) and son Leonardo (5).

Matt Cassidy - Mid-Bow

Matt Cassidy

Matt Cassidy

Nationality: USA
Age: 34
Position: Mid-bow
Home town: Chicago, Illinois
Current town: Chicago, Illinois

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
2012 RC44 Champion, Team Aqua
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 RC44 Match Race Tour Champion, Team Aqua
• 2010 RC44 Valencia Cup Champion, Team Aqua
• 2010 RC44 Match Race Champion, Copenhagen, Valencia, & Miami Cup, Team Aqua
• 2009 RC44 Lanzarote Canary Islands Cup Champion, Team Aqua
• 2009 RC44 Austria Cup Champion, Team Aqua
• 2008 Farr 40 Worlds, Flash Gordon
• 2008 RC44 Championship Tour, Team Aqua
• 2007 RC44 Tour Champion, Team Aqua
• 2007 RC44 Slam Cup Champion, Team Aqua
• 2007 RC44 Malcesine Cup Champion, Team Aqua
• 2006 Farr 40 Worlds, Flash Gordon
• 2006 Congressional Cup
• 2005 America’s Cup, Areva/K-Challenge
• 2005 Trans-Pac, Dubois ’90, Genuine Risk
• 2004 Maxi Yacht World Championship, Dubois ’90, Genuine Risk
• 2004 Mumm 30 World Championship
• 2003 1D 35 National Champion, JACAIBON

Personal: I like to surf.

Greg Gendell - Bowman

Greg Gendell

Greg Gendell

Nationality: USA
Age: 41
Position: Bowman
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Current town: Annapolis, MD

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Chamption, Quantum Racing
• 2003 America’s Cup, Stars and Stripes
• 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
• 1997-8 Whitbread Round the World Race, Chessie Racing
• 4 time World Championship winner
• Multiple National and North American Championships

Personal: Married to Pam with two great kids Ben and Katie. Enjoy spending time at home and riding bikes.

Jeremy Smith - Boat Captain

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Nationality: New Zealand
Age: 39
Position: Boat Captain
Home town: Auckland, New Zealand
Current town: Auckland, New Zealand

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race, Pirates of the Caribbean
• 2003 America’s Cup Emirates, Team New Zealand
• 4 Sydney Hobart Races; Overall Winner 2000
• Fastnet Race
• 3 times Transatlantic Race
• Interdominion 12’ Skiff Champion

Personal: Wife Linda, daughters Ruby and Lily

Rowan Swanson - Shore Crew

Rowan Swanson

Nationality: New Zealand
Age: 24
Position: Shore Crew
Home town: Wellington, New Zealand
Current town: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Personal: I enjoy fishing and outdoor adventures.

Martin Winter - Sailmaker

Martin Winter

Martin Winter

Nationality: New Zealand
Age: 35
Position: Sailmaker
Home town: Whangarei, NZ
Current town: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2003 America's Cup, Areva Challenge
• 3x Laser Radial Worlds

Personal: Sailing, music, windsurfing, eating good food, and spending time with newborn daughter Ellie.

Ed Reynolds - Managing Director

Ed Reynolds

Ed Reynolds

Nationality: USA
Age: 57
Position: Managing Director
Home town: Fenton, MI
Current town: Traverse City, MI

Career Highlights:
• President of Quantum Sail Design Group
• 34 years experience as sailmaker
• 27 years experience as sail designer and program manager
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2007 MedCup, Windquest
• 2006 MedCup, Warpath
• 2005 MedCup, Lexus Quantum

Personal: I have 3 great kids; Nate, Ben and Elly and two wonderful grandkids; Alex and Pearl. I enjoy collecting wine, cycling, cross country skiing, and fishing.

Mark Koetje - Owner Representative

Mark Koetje

Mark Koetje

Nationality: USA
Age: 54
Position: Owner Representative
Current town: Grand Rapids, MI
Current town: Belding, MI

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2007 MedCup, Windquest
• 2006 MedCup, Warpath
• 2005 MedCup, Lexus Quantum
• 26 Chicago-Mac Races (Old Goat)

Personal: Three great, grown kids - Justin, Taylor, & Sutton, and one Grandson Gavin - very proud pappa and Grandfather.

Libby Tomlinson - Public Relations Manager

Libby Tomlinson

Libby Tomlinson

Nationality: USA
Age: 36
Position: Public Relations Manager
Home town: Traverse City, MI
Current town: Traverse City, MI

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2006 Copa Del Rey, Warpath
• 2005 Mumm 30 Worlds
• 2002 Melges 24 Worlds
• Registered Civil Engineer, State of Michigan

Personal: Enjoy cycling and trail riding, nordic and alpine skiing, travel, and new challenges.

Keith Brash - Media Production

Keith Brash

Position: Media Production

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing 
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing

 

Barbara Thoney - Travel/Logistics

Barbara Thoney

Position: Travel/Logistics

Career Highlights:
• 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
• 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing 
• 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
• 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
• 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing

 

 

 

 

 

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