Alex Roepers Wins Rolex Big Boat Series with Eyes Now Set on Farr 40 World Championship

With an amazing 24-point lead, Alex Roepers and his tactician, Quantum’s Terry Hutchinson, captured the Farr 40 title at the 50th Annual Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco. With this win, Roepers and his boat Plenty clinched the Farr 40 International Circuit Championship after an impressive sailing season.

Roepers told the Farr 40 Class Association:

"We are extremely happy with how well the event went and feel very fortunate to win one of the world's greatest regattas," Roepers said. "It was one heck of a score line and the crew deserves a lot of credit for that. Nobody knows better than I how hard it is to win a race in this class. To win five in one regatta is really something."

"It's definitely been a fantastic season for the boat. Obviously, I have a new crew this year and collectively they have done a fantastic job. It also helps that I've gotten better myself as a helmsman," Roepers said. "Our goal for the last seven years has been to win a world championship. That is what we've been building toward this entire season and I can say at this point that we feel well-prepped for the worlds."

His crew includes professionals Morgan Trubovich (headsail trimmer), Skip Baxter (main trimmer), and Greg Gendell (bowman), as well as Ted Hackney (offside trimmer), Scott Holmgren (grinder), Matt McDonough (mast), Nate Reynolds and Dimitri Simons (pit).

This win is another in victory during the successful 2014 season for Roepers and the Quantum-powered Plenty, which includes victories at the Rolex North American Championship in May, the California Cup in June, and a second place finish at the Midwinter Championship in March. Next up is the elusive World Championship at the San Francisco Yacht Club, Oct. 15-18. Congratulations and good luck!

For full results of the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series, click here

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Quantum Sails Win J/80 North American Championship, Taking Seven of Top Ten Spots

After a frustrating day with little to no wind, the final day of the J/80 North American Championship delivered some of the best fall sailing that Annapolis has to offer. Quantum rep Terry Flynn took advantage, taking home first place with only 13 points total in seven races. Quantum® sails turned in an outstanding performance with seven Quantum sailors finishing in the top ten. Congratulations to everyone, and good luck at Worlds!

J/80 North American Championship Results

1 – Terry Flynn, Quantum Racing

4 – Paul Parsons, Parsons Project

6 – Ryan Dempsey, Gallant Fox

7 – Forbes Durdin, Mojito

8 – Les Beckwith, FKA

9 – Ken Mangano, Mango

10 – David Andril, VAYU

 

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Quantum Continues Melges 20 Domination with Top Finishes at Worlds and an Overall Sweep

Quantum® sails continued to dominate the Melges 20 class with second and third place finishes at the world championship in Lake Garda, Italy.  They also topped the Corinthian division, taking first and third. With these results tallied, Quantum sails finished on top of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series in first, second, and third places.

At the World Championship, Aug. 25-26, Mascalzone Latino with helmsman Achille Onorato and Monaco Racing Fleet with helmsman Guido Miani each had a rough first race, finishing 18th and 27th in the 57-boat fleet. They recovered well, with Miani winning three heats and Onorato winning once and only dropping out of the top ten in one heat. They managed to come back, with Onorato taking second and Miani taking third. Also sailing with Quantum sails, Dario Levi on Remito D’aria stayed in the top ten with a sixth place finish. With these wins, the Quantum sailors swept the 2014 Audi Tron Sailing Season podium, with Miani, Onarato, and Levi taking the 1-2-3 spots.

Quantum also controlled the Corinthian division, with Marco Gambardella on Chimera in first and Paul Currie on Wild Deuces taking third. These wins come after a U.S. Nationals sweep, with Quantum teams claiming six of the top ten spots, including first through fourth (click here to read more on Nationals). Congratulations to everyone on an amazing season!

Melges 20 World Championship Results

2 – Achille Onarato, Mascalzone Latino

3 – Guido Miani, Monaco Racing Fleet

6 – Dario Levi, Fremio D’aria

Corinthian Division

1 – Marco Gambardella, Chimera

3 – Paul Currie, Wild Deuces

For full results, click here

2014 Audi Tron Sailing Season Overall Results

1 – Guido Miani, Monaco Racing Fleet 
2 – Achille Onarato, Mascalzone Latino 
3 – Dario Levi, Fremito D'aria

Quantum Melges 20 Sail Information

All Quantum teams sailed to victory using Quantum® stock class sails. A great advantage for Quantum customers is easy access to speed and set-up information shared by Quantum teams throughout the fleet. Quantum offers two mainsails for the different versions of Southern Spars mast, so the luff curve is perfect for each mast. For more information on Quantum’s fast M20 sails, contact Scott Nixon at snixon@quantumsails.com or 410-703-2578.

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