Quantum’s Flynn and Klingler Finish 2-3 at J/80 World Championship

The Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, Maryland saw rough seas and shifty, northwesterly winds on the final days of racing, but Quantum’s own Terry Flynn and Kerry Klingler sailed strong and consistently to take second and third places at the 2014 J/80 World Championship.

The 32-boat fleet raced sixteen times over the course of six days, with the lead shifting between teams as they battled weather and each other for a spot on the podium. In the end, it was consistency and experience that kept Flynn and Klingler in the top three.

“We improved dramatically after the first two days of racing,” said Klingler. “The key was getting better starts, improving course tactics, and having great boat speed. In the light winds we went with slightly looser intermediate and lower tension. This seemed to power up the rig better. Our crew weight was fifty pounds under the limit. With this in mind in the heavier winds, we tended to sail high and were able to keep competitive with heavier boats.”

Overall, Quantum-powered boats claimed five of the top ten places, with Quantum® sails winning seven of sixteen races. Congratulations to everyone on a great event, and congratulations to Terry Flynn and Kerry Klingler on their podium finishes!

2014 J/80 World Championship Results

2 – Terry Flynn, Quantum Racing

3 – Kerry Klingler, Lifted

7 – John Storck Jr./John Storck III, Rumor

8 – Paul Parsons, Parsons Project*

9 – Forbes Durdin, Mojito

10 – David Andril, VAYU

*Sailing with partial Quantum inventory.

 

For full results of the 2014 J/80 World Championship, click here

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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!

If you’d like to try Quantum’s faster Opti sales, take advantage of our Fall Promotion. All inshore one design sails are now 15% off with payment in full at time of order. FREE shipping is included in the continental U.S. Promotion is for the U.S. only and ends November 1, 2014. Call your local rep or get a quote online here.

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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