Jitterbug Wins Inaugural J/111 Euro Cup

Cornel Riklin and his boat, Jitterbug, stayed ahead of the pack to win the J/111 European Championship at Cowes Race Week, Aug. 2-5. This is a big win for Riklin. He had never finished in the top three, but after an inventory switch to Quantum® sails, and with some help on-board from Quantum rep Wally Cross, he finished in the top three in five of eight races to win the overall J/111 title. Congratulations!

For J/111 European Championship results, click here

For full results from Cowes Race Week, click here

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Quantum Sails Lead Weegie to Victory Around Long Island

Richard Fleischman’s Columbia 32 Weegie not only won the Doublehanded Division D2 at the 2014 Around Long Island Regatta, with an inventory of new Quantum® asymmetricals, he posted the fastest corrected time for the entire race.

Last year, Fleischman purchased Weegie with an existing inventory of sails. At the end of the season, however, he called Quantum sail consultant Tom "TK" Kinney at his Norwalk, Connecticut loft for help with his asymmetrical sails. Kinney, along with Quantum rep Kerry Klingler, went to Long Island to sail with Fleishman, evaluating his sails and making recommendations. After measuring the boat, Klingler designed the sails while Kinney used graphics and spreadsheets to show how each sail would set on the boat.

Last weekend, Fleischman put the sails to work at the Around Long Island Regatta. The results speak for themselves.

“Just wanted to say thank you for the new sails,” Fleischman said. “We had a phenomenal race around the island, and the CZ specifically was the game winner. Weegie beat the entire PHRF fleet by no less than fifty-nine minutes. Love the A2 as well! Thank you!”

For full results from the 2014 Around Long Island Regatta, click here

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Strong Quantum Finishes at 106th Race to Mackinac

Congratulations to the following Quantum customers on their excellent results in the Chicago Yacht Club 106th Race to Mackinac.

Section 2 Mackinac Cup Division: Wes and Janie Schulz, Kokomo, 2nd

J/111 Mackinac Cup Division: Rich Lehmann, Wind Czar , 2nd

J/109 Mackinac Cup Division: Jim Milliken, Driven 2, 4th

Double-Handed: George and Scott Petritz, TFWB Relentless, 2nd

Section 8 Chicago-Mackinac Trophy Division: F. William Laslow, Viper, 3rd*

Section 7 Chicago-Mackinac Trophy Division: Jeff Alisch, Rush, 4th

The Royono Trophy was awarded to Windquest, a Max Z86 owned by Dick and Doug DeVos. Windquest, the first boat in the racing division to finish, crossed the line Sunday night with an elapsed time of 32:15:50.

For full results, click here

*Sails with a partial Quantum inventory.

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