Going with the Breeze at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week

By Alex Clegg, Quantum Newport

The Cool Breeze Mills 43 team absolutely loves Charleston! The crew and owner are big-time foodies and this place has some killer restaurants, which is good when you haven't been racing in over three months. You need something to ease you back into it! The weather hasn't been too bad either so far, sunny and 75…is that a country song I heard on the radio here yesterday? 

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week is the first event for most of our crew since Quantum Key West Race Week. It definitely takes a little while to get back into the swing of things, and remember all your roles on the boat, (and how early you have to get out of bed for the ocean course!)

Speaking of the ocean course, this year is pretty neat because there is such a span of technology and age of boats out there, from the blazing fast Carkeek fleet to the Beneteau Oceanis' and the S2's. It can be downright crazy all racing on the same circle and rounding the same leeward mark, but the RC is doing a nice job and we got three really decent races in yesterday. Cool Breeze is racing in the PHRF A Division.

On Cool Breeze, owner John Cooper drove us to a awesome 3,1,2 on day one to put us in second place, so I think we will take that after doing nothing but skiing since the end of January! Lets keep it rolling….

New Farr 280 Hits the Race Circuit in Charleston with Quantum® Sails

In PHRF B, Chessie Racing is a new Farr 280, that is trialing new high-performance sail designs from Quantum. This is an exciting new class to watch in the under 30' category that promises the thrill of grand prix racing.

Shakedown with the new Quantum® sails on Chessie Racing before the open of competition in Charleston.

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