Quantum Sails Dominate 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Series

Guido Miani’s Out of Reach entered the final day of the Audi-Tron Sailing Series Act 4 in second place, but a winning performance pushed him ahead of the pack and into first place. Though he finished in twentieth place in the fourth race, each team was allowed a single discard, giving Miani a five-point lead and victory at the event.
 
Right behind Miani was Achille Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino Jr., sailing consistently throughout the weekend to claim second place. Rounding out the top three was Robert Martinez aboard Audi g-Tron Gratelli Giacomel.
 
With the final races completed, Quantum® sails claimed all top-five places in the 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series, with Dario Levi’s Fremito D’Arja winning overall by a commanding 24-point margin. Congratulations to everyone!
 
Audi-Tron Sailing Series Act 4 Results
 
Guido Miani, Out of Reach – 1st place
Achille Onorato, Mascalzone Latino Jr – 2nd place
Robert Martinez, Audi g-Tron Gratelli Giacomel – 3rd place*
 
*Sails with a partial Quantum inventory.
 
To see full results for Audi-Tron Sailing Series Act 4, click here
 
Quantum Results, Audi-Tron Sailing Series Overall
 
Dario Levi, Fremito D’Arja – 1st place
Guido Miani, Out of Reach – 2nd place
Pasquale Orofino, Raffica – 3rd place
Achille Onorato, Mascalzone Latino Jr – 4th place
Giancarlo Capolino, Legionario – 5th place
 
To see the full results for the Audi-Tron Sailing Series, click here
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Quantum Sailors Take Top Two Spots in Newport’s J/70 Class

Quantum dominated the J/70 class at the 2014 Newport Regatta last weekend with reps Allan Terhune, Jr. and Marty Kullman finishing in first and second places. Aboard Dazzler, Terhune scratched the results of a disastrous 23rd place finish in the third race, coming back to win the fourth race and finish at the head of the fleet with sixteen points.
 
“We had a really bad start in the third race, but we were able to pull it back together,” he said. “We knew we were really fast, the boat was going well, so we stuck to the plan, and that’s how we recovered. We didn’t over complicate things. The plan was to sail conservative, sail smart, let the team lead us through the trouble spots, and let the boat pull us through.”
 
Also sailing strong and consistently was Marty Kullman aboard Touch2Play, taking second place with twenty-four points. “We had good starts and good speed in the lumpy conditions,” he said. “That gave us options to manage the shifts up the beats. We sailed conservative and our results show it.”
 
Both teams will see each other again this weekend when they meet in Rochester for the J/70 North American Championship. Congratulations, and good luck!
 

To see full results from the Newport Regatta, click here

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2014 Pacific Cup Underway

The boats left Point Richmond, California last week on their way to Kaneohe, Hawaii for the 2014 Pacific Cup, the fun race to Hawaii. Quantum rep Patrick Whitmarsh is among the racers looking forward to twenty knots of breeze and t-shirts and shorts on deck.
 
The newest addition to Quantum Pacific, Whitmarsh knew that when he entered the sail industry he wanted to do it at Quantum Sail Design Group. “I know Ed Reynolds, Farley Fontenot, and the guys at the local office,” he said. “I have respect for them, and the company has a great reputation that’s based on the staff. I wanted to work with the people who are involved with Quantum, and I’m happy to be part of the Quantum team.”
 
Whitmarsh and the other Quantum Pacific reps have been busy in and out of the loft the past few weeks helping sailors prep for the off-shore race. “The depth of our staff helps set us apart from other sailmakers,” Whitmarsh said. “We can offer more experienced manpower toward getting boats ready.”
 
In addition to servicing many Pac Cup sails under the guidance of Service Manager Ben Mercer, they also participated in the Pacific Offshore Academy, a series of informational sessions prior to the race. Whitmarsh, Jeff Thorpe, and Will Paxton presented “Winning Sails Strategies,” a session on sail inventory and how to decide which sails to use.
 
Whitmarsh is looking forward to his fourth Pac Cup, his first as a Quantum rep. “It’s a unique race because it’s one of the largest races on the West Coast,” he said. “It’s an amazing experience.” 
 

For more information on the Pacific Cup, or to follow the race results, click here

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