Storm Wins J/109 East Coast Championship at Block Island Race Week

 

Over 180 sailors in 19 classes competed last week in the 25th edition of Block Island Race Week hosted by Storm Trysail Club. Congratulations to all the Quantum teams turning in great performances in tight races that offered up some challenging conditions. 

 

The Quantum-powered J/109 Storm owned by Richard Lyall and with Quantum’s Kerry Klingler on board won the 15 boat J/109 East Coast Championship. Strong finishes in the class were also turned in by Bill Sweetser on Rush (4th) and Skoot, owned by Jim Vos (5th). 

 

The J/80s were also contesting their North Americans, and in that class Quantum had five boats in the top ten with Gary Panariello’s Courageous taking third place. 

 

Quantum boats Paul Strauch’s Andiamo and Wicked 2.0, owned by Douglas Curtiss, went one, two in the J/111 division.  

 

The IRC 1 class was dual-scored and the Q-powered TP52 Corsair, owned by the U.S. Naval Academy and skippered by Andy Beeler, stayed the course to take the win in HPR and second in IRC1.

 

Top Five Quantum Finishes at Block Island Race Week

 

HPR 

1st – Corsair, US Naval Academy, Andy Beeler Skipper, TP52 

 

IRC 1

2nd – Corsair, US Naval Academy, Andy Beeler Skipper, TP52  

 

IRC 2

3rd – Cool Breeze, John Cooper with Alex Clegg Quantum Newport, Mills 43 Custom

 

IRC 3

3rd – Orion, Paul Milo, J/122 

 

IRC 4

1st – Out of Reach III*,  Louis Nees with Bill O’Malley Quantum Atlantic, X-35

4th – Rebecca, Glenn Gault with Terry Flynn, Quantum Gulf Coast, J/120

 

One Design

J/111

1st – Andiamo, Paul Strauch 

2nd – Wicked 2.0, Douglas Curtiss with Gary LeDuc and Tim Greves, Quantum Bristol

 

J/109

1st – Storm, Rick Lyall with Kerry Klingler Quantum J/Boat Div. 

4th – Rush, Bill Sweetser

5th – Skoot, Jim Vos

 

J/29

2nd – Mighty Puffin, Steve Thurston, Quantum Bristol

3rd – Dirty Harry, Jack McGuire

 

J/80

3rd – Courageous, Gary Panariello

5th – More Gostosa, Hayes/Kirchoff

 

PHRF 1

5th – Menance-Bliksem, Pieter Taselaar, Farr 30

 

Cruising Non-Spinnaker

5th – Crackerjack, Alan Krulisch, Cambria 40

 

*Partial inventory

 

 

Complete Results here.

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