Quantum Welcomes New Affiliate, Quantum Cleveland

Quantum Sail Design Group is pleased to introduce its newest affiliate loft, Quantum Cleveland, owned by the Ruhlman Family and managed by Nick Turney.

“Over the years, we’ve been impressed with Quantum’s commitment to the sport of sailing,” Rob Ruhlman said. “Quantum’s business strategy aligns very well with ours in that they are investing in building their independent dealer network.” “I think we are a great fit for each other as we look to expand our business and provide world class products and service to a broad range of customers.”

Quantum President Ed Reynolds shares in the Ruhlman’s excitement and believes Quantum Cleveland will strengthen Quantum’s presence throughout the Midwest. “Nick and team bring a high level of expertise and commitment to the amazing service that Quantum prides itself on delivering. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Quantum Cleveland to our network.”

Nick Turney will also be part of the Quantum One Design team, focusing on the Lightning, Thistle, Tartan Ten, Interlake, J111, J22, J24 and J70 classes.

“We are excited to have Nick join us on the Quantum One Design Team,” said Allan Terhune, Director of Quantum One Design. “His passion and knowledge for one design sailing is contagious and is a perfect fit for our team. He brings strong technical knowledge and support that will further enhance Quantum’s ability to service its customers to the highest level.”

Turney holds several titles including 2014 J24 World and National Champion, as well as top honors in the Tartan and Thistle classes, and is a recipient of the George Fisher Sportsmanship Award. He is a member of several yacht clubs including North Cape Yacht Club, Toledo, and Lakeside Yacht Club, Cleveland, as well as various one design class organizations.

The Ruhlman family also owns Sailing, Inc., located on the south shore of Lake Erie, which offers a J Boat Dealership, yacht storage, full service boat repair, high performance modifications and rigging services. Quantum Cleveland is a full-service loft located within the Sailing Inc. building, 5401 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland.

Other members of the Quantum Cleveland Team include: Hilary DiCenzi, Office Administrator, Ryan James, Sail Service, and Doug Moose, Operation Manager/Sailing, Inc.


For more information, contact:
Nick Turney, Manager
Quantum Cleveland
5401 N. Marginal Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-361-2594
nturney@quantumsails.com

Quantum Media Contact:
Gera Witte
gwitte@quantumsails.com
231-941-1222

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Quantum Sails Perform Well, Take Tops Spots at J/Fest Southwest

Seven fleets sailed at the 2014 J/Fest Southwest at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas earlier this month. Quantum® sails led their teams to first place finishes in three classes and top finishes in four classes after a solid weekend of racing.

In the J/70 division, Chris Lewis on GB and Kurt VanderWall on his boat sailed consistently throughout seven races, never finishing lower than sixth place. Lewis managed to stay ahead of VanderWall, finishing third and fourth in their class.

In the J/22 fleet, Casey Lambert, racing Blackburn Marine Racing, dominated the regatta, winning four of six races for an impressive win with only eight points. Filling in the top-five spots were Marek Valasek in second, winning two of six races, Vincent Ruder on Team 365 in fourth, and Chris Morlan on TILT in fifth.

Also winning their divisions with Quantum sails were Albrecht Goethe on Hamburg in the J/109 fleet, winning five of seven races to take first place, and George Cushing in the PHRF Asymmetrical fleet, with four wins to take first place by a 3-point margin.

Congratulations to everyone on a successful event!

 

J/Fest Southwest

PHRF Asym

1 – George Cushing

J/109

1 – Albrech Goethe, Hamburg

J/70

3 – Chris Lewis, GB

4 – Kurt VanderWall

J/22

1 – Casey Lambert, Blackburn Marine Racing

2 – Marek Valasek

4 – Vincent Ruder, Team 365

5 – Chris Morlan, TILT

 

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Quantum’s Marty Kullman Takes Third at Melges 24 Nationals

Despite delays from the lack of wind, thirty-one sailors finished the two-day Melges 24 National Championship in Miami, Florida Nov. 14-16. Quantum® sails handled the conditions well, driving three sailors to top-five finishes in the open and Corinthian divisions.

After the first day of racing, a windless Sunday morning delayed the event until the afternoon winds finally picked up to 6-8 knots. Quantum’s Marty Kullman sailed consistently both days on New Wave, only finishing one race out of the top five. With three third place finishes, one second place and one third place finish, he finished the event with 21 points and an overall third-place spot on the podium.

Quantum sails also led Ryan Glaze on Gringo and Rob Britts on Hot Mess to eighth and thirteenth place in the open division. In the Corinthian division, however, Glaze and Britts topped the 15-boat fleet, taking second and fourth places.

Congratulations to everyone!

Melges 24 National Championship

3 – Marty Kullman, New Wave

Melges 24 National Championship – Corinthian Division

2 – Ryan Glaze, Gringo

4 – Rob Britts, Hot Mess

 

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