Quantum® Sails Claim J/80 World Championship... Again!
For the fifth consecutive year, Quantum® sails won the J/80 World Championship. Congratulations to Ignacio Camino from Spain on a great regatta, finishing ten points in the lead. One of the key factors in Ignacio’s win was the evolutionary change made to the class Jib. Seeking to improve light-to-medium wind performance, Quantum® sail designers Fernando Sallent (Spain) and Kerry Klingler (USA) redesigned the jib to be a little fuller up high and slightly more open in the upper leech. In the fleet of 67 boats, Quantum® sails had several more strong finishes including 4th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th and 20th. These results included the top German and Danish boats. The regatta was hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club and Dragør Sejlklub in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Including the J/22 and J/24 victories, the J/80 championship is the third J Boat world title this year for Quantum® sails.
Links J/80 Sails by Quantum http://www.quantumsails.com/classes/class_detail.aspx?class=47
Scott Young Sailing Blog, Helmsman for Quantum Racing http://scottyoungsailing.blogspot.com/
Regatta Photos http://www.photo-boat.com/j80-world-championship.html
2011 HighlightsKey West Race Week - 3rdImpreDigital Trophy - 1st, 2nd, 3rdSt Pete NOOD - 1st and 2ndSouthern Circuit Austin - 2nd, 4th, 5thSan Diego NOOD - 1st,3rdCharleston Race Week - 1stAnnapolis NOOD - 2nd, 4th, 7th
World Championships 1st, 2nd, 6th
German Open Champs 1st
North Americans 4th
Buzzards Bay Regatta 4th
St. Pete NOOD - 2nd
Charleston Race Week - 2nd
Annapolis NOOD - 1,6
East Coast Championships - 1st
HYC Leukemia Cup - 1st 2nd, 3rd