Quantum Sails Still Dominating Melges 20 Class at Pacific Coast and North American Championships

Cesar Gomes Neto continues his Megles 20 victory dance with a first place finish at the Pacific Coast Championship last month and third at the North American Championship this past weekend. It has been an amazing season for Neto and his boat, Portobello, and for Quantum sailors in the Melges 20 class.

Quantum’s Melges 20 stock sails have kept their teams in the top ten and on the podium all year. In addition to Neto’s dominance, Michael Kiss on Bacio has often finished in the top ten this season, producing second and third place finishes at the North American and Pacific Coast Championship. The race-proven sails have given Quantum sailors a distinct advantage this year. Recent wins include:


2014 Melges 20 Pacific Coast Championship

1 – Cesar Gomes Neto, Portobello

3 – Michael Kiss, Bacio

4 – Sid Gorham, Funner

7 – Richard Davies, Section 16

8 – Jason Micahs, Midnight Blue

9 – Wes Whitmyer Jr., Slingshot

10 – Tom Kassberg, Flygfisk

For full results from the 2014 Pacific Coast Championship, click here


2014 Melges 20 North American Championship

2 – Michael Kiss, Bacio

3 – Cesar Gomes Neto, Portobello

6 – Richard Davies, Section 16

7 – Alexis Michas, Midnight Blue

8 – Marc Hollerbach, Fu

9 – Andrea Pozzi, Bombarda Racing

For full results from the 2014 North American Championship, click here


For more information on Quantum’s Melges 20 sails, contact Scott Nixon at snixon@quantumsails.com or 410-703-2578.

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Opti Sailors Winning with Quantum Sails

Optimist sailors across the globe are finding success with Quantum® sails as they prepare for the Opti World Championship later this year.

Severin Gramm recently dominated the USODA Pacific Coast Championship, winning five of seven races to take the overall title with only eight points. Right behind him was Bruno Aloi Timeus, never dropping out of the top ten during his qualifying races to take second. The week before, Rayne Duff competed with his new Quantum XR-1 Green sail and took the title at the British Virgin Islands Back-to-School Regatta.

Congratulations to everyone!

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For full results of the BVI Back-to-School Regatta, click here

For full results of the USODA Pacific Coast Championship, click here


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Onorato Caps Golden Season with Melges 20 2014 European Championship as Quantum Takes Top Five Spots

With more than 90 teams from 12 countries competing in the 2014 Melges 20 events, it was Achille Onorato and Mascalzone Latino Jr. who took the title as overall European Champion.

The honor comes one month after Onorato places second at the World Championship in Italy. The nine-month season included eight sanctioned events, including the World Championship. Onorato raced well with many top finishes, giving him the title with 86 points, three points ahead of second place. He told the Audi Melges 20 fleet that:

"2014 is a year to be framed…The only set-back we had during the Audi-Tron Sailing Series was in Porto Ercole. The icing on the cake was our second place finish at Worlds, all special thanks to my team – Malcolm and Stefano, but most especially to our coach Marco Savelli. It's a great team and we're very close knit, which has helped us better react when things didn't necessarily go the right way. To win the European Ranking is a great honor and the culmination of a fantastic year."

The top five 2014 European ranking results are:

1 – Achille Onorato, Mascalzone Latino Jr. – 86 pts. 
2 – Dario Levi, Fremito D'Arja – 83 pts 
3 – Guido Miani, Monaco Racing Fleet– 82 pts. 
4 – Manfredi Vianini Tolomei, Maolca – 80 pts. 
5 – Wesley Whitmyer, Slingshot – 65 pts.

All top-five ranked sailors in the Audi Melges 20 European rankings used Quantum® stock class sails this season, which gave them a great advantage because of the easy access to speed and set-up information shared by Quantum teams throughout the fleet. Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic season!

For full results, click here

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