January 29-February 2, 2014, St. Petersburg Yacht Club
This week, Quantum Opti Sail Designer Fernando Sallent is in St. Petersburg sharing his expertise with sailors attending the 2014 USODA Valentine’s Day Championship.
During his visit, Sallent is attending daily practice sessions, clinics, and debrief sessions. He will be available to answer questions and provide a sail designer’s insights into achieving optimal sail shape, sail trim, boat handling, and speed strategies. Special requests may also be accommodated. Contact Sallent at +34 670296672.
Fernando Sallent is the Quantum sail designer behind the fast sails for 420, 470, Europe, and Tornado classes, which have won eleven medals in five Olympic games.
Fernando Sallent created the dinghy department for Quantum Spain in Barcelona where he has been developing sails–including the Quantum® Optimist Sails–for over 28 years.
He is also known for his fast designs for 420, 470, Europe, and Tornado classes, which have won eleven medals in five Olympic games, most recently in London 2012, and numerous World Championships. In the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games, Fernando coached the Spanish 470 female team to a gold medal. He is currently collaborating with Olympic 470 teams from around the world to improve sail performance for each crew.
As a young sailor, Sallent achieved second place at the Optimist Team Worlds and third place in the ISAF Youth Worlds’ event. He continues as an active racer with five Spanish National 420 Championships and a First Class 8 Spain National Championship to his credit. Fernando serves as racing advisor and Olympic coach.
NOTE: Quantum Optimist Sails–both the XR-1 and Radial–will be stocked and available on site at the USODA Valentine’s Day Regatta. Look for the KO Sailing team and trailer.
Olympic Highlights Featuring Quantum Sails by Fernando Sallent
470 Men Gold Medal – Jordi Calafat/Kiko Sanchez, ESP
470 Women's Gold Medal – Teresa Zabel/Patricia Guerra, ESP, Fernando Sallent Coach
Europe Class Silver Medal – Natalia ViaDufresne, ESP
470 Women's Gold Medal T- eresa Zabel/ Begoña ViaDufresne, ESP
470 Men Bronze Medal – Hugo Rocha, POR
Europe Class Gold Medal – Siren Sundby, NOR
470 Women's Silver Medal – Natalia ViaDufresne/Sandra Azon, ESP
470 Women's Bronze Medal – Theresse Torgersson/Vendela Zachrisson, SWE
Tornado Gold Medal – Fernando Echavarri/Anton Paz, ESP
470 Men Bronze Medal – Nicolas Charbonnier/ Olivier Bausset, FRA
470 Women Gold Medal – Jo Aleh / Olivia Powrie, NZL