Quantum Racing

Our Team

Quantum Racing Team

The on-board crew includes a dozen top-level, professional sailors selected for their sailing expertise, competitiveness and desire to support the goals and objectives of the Quantum Racing program. Team members are focused on winning races as well as product development, accessibility to fellow sailors and fans, and building relationships with strategic partners.

Working behind the scenes are additional crew members who support the team with expertise in boat building and preventive maintenance, a critical aspect for consistent success, as well as logistics, management, media relations, communications and other operational aspects of the campaign.

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Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to the water or the world of racing. At Old Dominion University, he was a four-time All-American and two-time collegiate sailor of the year. He is an eight-time world champion in the J/24, TP 52, Farr 40, and IMS classes, and a winning tactician of the Louis Vuitton Cup. In 2008 and 2014, he was named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, earning the coveted award on the fourth time he was shortlisted. He’s also been part of four America’s Cup campaigns.

In 2014, Terry accepted the role of executive vice president for business development worldwide at Quantum Sails. Along with his corporate responsibilities, Terry continues his role as tactician for Quantum Racing. Since 2008, he’s served as both helmsman and tactician with the TP52 program Quantum Racing®, winning three world championships and three circuit championships.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Quantum Vice President/Racing Pro
  • Current Town: Harwood, Maryland
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2016 TP 52 World Champion
  • 2016 Maxi 72 North American Champion
  • 2016, 2015 Maxi 72 World Champion
  • 2016, 2014, 2009, 2004 Farr 40 World Champion
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2011 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2008 Melges 24 North American Champion
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand
  • 2007 Louis Vuitton Champion, Emirates Team NZ
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Stars & Stripes
  • 2000 America’s Cup – America One
  • World Champion J24 and IMS
Brett Jones

Brett Jones started sailing with his father when he was five years old. Without high school racing teams, Brett competed at local clubs in Sydney, Australia racing year round. Sailing a variety of boats, including cherubs, skiffs, and eventually keel boats, he raced every weekend until he left school.

After graduating high school, Brett learned to be a sail maker and continued to race on the weekends. One of his employers owned an ocean racing boat and invited Brett to join him. One thing led to another, and Brett found himself in the United States and Europe meeting people and competing. His experiences eventually landed him a spot on his first America’s Cup team.

After the 2007 America’s Cup, Brett decided to expand his experiences even further to make himself a more valuable member of the team. “In the America’s Cup, if you’re just a sailor you limit yourself,” he said. “I had done a lot of development with sail designers, and I thought I could increase my value by having that skill set.” Quantum Sails approached Brett about designing with them, and he joined the team in 2008.

Having sailed in several America’s Cups and all the classic yacht races, Brett brought his own unique blend of sailing and design experience to the Quantum design team. Working mostly with Soto 40, RC 44, TP 52, IRC classes and various yachts, the combined experiences of Brett and the Quantum team make it possible to provide all of his customers with the best service and sails. “We’re one of the more open design groups,” he said. “We feed off each other and keep things open. We share designs and information that we can then share with the customers. This helps us influence the sail design and performance of boats to better help our customers.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Design, Downwind Trimmer
  • Home town: Sydney, Australia
  • Current Town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Shosholoza
  • 2003 America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1995 America’s Cup, Australian Challenge
Romolo Ranieri

Romolo Ranieri

Romolo Ranieri grew up sailing with his friends for fun during the summer months. Throughout his youth, his main focus was rugby, but an accident when he was eighteen forced him to look for a new challenge. He found it in sailing.

Romolo wasn't content to just sail, though. He set goals for himself, and sailed with as many professionals as he could to help him improve his technical skills. He had the luck and pleasure to sail with many professionals, and eventually made his way to the America's Cup. In 2013, he joined the Quantum Racing team.

Though he's one of the older members of the team, Romolo loves the continual push to improve. "There's still a lot I can learn and improve on," he said. "There's a steadiness of motivation among everyone on the team – sailors, shore team, and everyone supporting us behind the scenes. We share the same obsession – looking for how we can do things better, in every aspect."

Basic info
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Position: Grinder
  • Home town: Parma, Italy
  • Current Town: Valencia, Spain
Personal

I enjoy training, fly fishing and drawing. Married to Lorena with two daughters, Olivia and Anna.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 2003 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 2000 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
Warwick Fleury

Warwick Fleury

Warwick Fleury was ten years old when he and his brother started sailing with their uncle, but Warwick said he's had a passion for boats and sailing for as long as he can remember. Like most young sailors, he joined the local yacht club to learn, then began racing at the club level. There was no coaching, just learning as he went, and he learned to love competitive racing.

In 2011, Quantum Racing launched a new TP52, and they asked Warwick to help in a non-sailing role. The following year they invited him onto the boat as the mainsail trimmer. He calls it a privilege to be part of a team who's dedicated to improving and evolving not only as a team, but the Quantum Sails products as well.

"Quantum Racing is a fully professional team," he said. "It sets the standard at a very high level, and it's fun and rewarding to be part of that. Everyone on the team has been selected for their skills in a particular area. It's exciting, as well as humbling, to be part of a team that operates at such efficiency."

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Main Trimmer
  • Home town: Auckland, NZ
  • Current Town: Auckland, NZ
Personal

My wife Lynne and I have 2 children: John and Analise. Besides sailing, I enjoy golf, surfing and watching my son play cricket.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 8 America’s Cup campaigns including wins in 2007, 2003, 2000, 1995
  • America’s Cup Hall of Fame Inductee 2010
  • 12 World Championship wins: Match Racing (3), Farr40, 12 Meter (2), Mumm36, ILC40 (2), ILC50, Corel45, 2 Ton Cup
  • 1995 Admiral’s Cup winning team and top boat
Lorenzo Mazza

Lorenzo Mazza

For a young Lorenzo Mazza, the water was his playground. He grew up crusing with his family during the holidays, but he wanted to more time on the water. He found the solution in club racing – he not only got to sail more often, he gained more sailing experiences. He was only fifteen when he started racing, but he enjoyed it so much that it shortly became a full-time commitment.

Throughout his years of racing, Mazza met and stayed in touch with members of the Quantum Racing team. When a crew position opened up, they asked him to join.

The high caliber of sailors keeps Mazza on his toes as he works to meet team expectations, but he said that drive to succeed is his favorite part of being a member of Quantum Racing. "I love being able to work with the highest level of professionals," he said. "We are fortunate to adapt and optimize the racing program year-by-year. It means a lot to me to have the opportunity to be involved with a learning and developing project.

"I love being a part of the team, but if, at anytime, it comes to an end, I'll still be cheering for Quantum Racing!"

Basic info
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Position: Downwind Trimmer
  • Current Town: Florence, Italy
Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 America’s Cup, Alinghi
  • 2008 Extreme 40 Series Champion, Alinghi
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Alinghi
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 1992 America’s Cup, Il Moro
  • 1987 America’s Cup, Italia
  • 1983 America’s Cup, Azzura
  • 2001-2006, multiple Match Race Cup winner
  • One Ton Cup trophy winner (x2), Brava Q8
  • Admiral’s Cup winner, Brava Q8
  • ILC World Champion
Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyzen

Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyzen

Like many sailors, Pieter van Nieuwenhuyzen grew up sailing with his family. He decided to try racing when he was twelve years old, and he was hooked. In 2012, he joined the Quantum Racing team as their grinder.

Pieter enjoys being surrounded by a group of people dedicated to constantly improving their products and performance. "I was originally surprised by the continual research and development the team puts into their sails," he said, but the effort continues to pay off. More than just winning races, Pieter said it's the people of Quantum Racing that he enjoys working with. "My favorite part of being a member of Quantum Racing is the winning attitude of the entire team."

Basic info
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Position: Grinder
Personal

Enjoys mountain biking and skiing.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 8 world championship wins 2011/2012
  • AC 45 world series winner
  • 2010 Deed of Gift Match, Alinghi
  • 2007 Americas Cup winner, Alinghi
  • 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup winner, Alinghi
  • 2003 Americas Cup winner, Alinghi
  • 1999 Winner Tour de France a la Voile
  • 1997/1998 Whitbread Race
Jared Henderson

Jared Henderson

Growing up in New Zealand, Jared Henderson had two natural options – rugby or sailing. He chose sailing. He start racing with his father when he was seven years-old, but it wasn't until he sailed with bigger crews in his late teens that he really began enjoying the sport and making a name for himself.

After two around-the-world races, four America's cups, and several international championships, Jared joined Quantum Racing in 2005. He took some time off before rejoining in 2015 as project manager for the team’s TP52. Currently the youngest member of the team, he loves the chance to sail with the "older legends" who challenge him to keep the grinders focused.

"Quantum is a really special team," said Jared. "The ethos of the team created by Doug is reflected in the sailors and the dedicated shore team. I feel very lucky to be part of it."

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Mid-bow
  • Home town: Russell, Bay of Island, NZ
  • Current Town: Newport, RI
Personal

Married to Susan, expecting our first child this summer. Two daughters, Zoe and Lexi.

I enjoy spending time with my kids, road biking, Kiteboarding and drinking a pint or two of Guinness in Dublin where my wife is from.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2016  Quantum Key West Race Week, podium finish
  • 2015 Quantum Racing Build manager
  • 2015 52 Super Series, podium finish 
  • 2011 Seamanship Award Leg 2, Volvo Ocean Race
  • 2010 Winner America Cup, Oracle Racing
  • 2009 Louis Vuitton Series Artemis Racing
  • 2009 Audi Med Cup Circuit, Podium finish
  • 2007 TP52 World Champion, Artemis
  • 2003 Transatlantic mono hull record, Maricha IV
  • 2002 Winner Fasnet Race
  • 2002 International Line 7 match race champion
  • 2001 Winner of pacific cup, SFO- Hawaii
  • 2000 Winner America’s Cup, Team New Zealand
  • 2000 Winner ACI World Match Racing Championships
  • 1999 Winner Admirals Cup, Team Germany
  • 1997 Winner Presidents Cup, Philippines
  • 1997/98 Whitbread Round the World Race, Merit, 2nd place
Greg Gendell

Greg Gendell

Greg Gendell's family learned to sail together when he moved to Annapolis as a child. They started with an O'Day Daysailor before moving up to bigger boats. They enjoyed family cruises, but they also started racing on Wednesday nights and at some local weekend events. For Greg, that ignited a passion for racing that he had to pursue.

In 2007, he officially joined Quantum Racing as the bowman. Unofficially he's in charge of making sure the boat is stocked with enough food and water to get the team through each race.

Greg said the team's dedication to "continual improvement" propels the program – and the sails – forward, challenging them to improve year after year. It's that commitment to excellence that makes Quantum Racing a great team to be on.

"Everything is done at a high level," said Greg. "I enjoy being part of that. We're organized, and most things happen easily because of that. While everyone has their roles, we also help each other out. The teamwork is impressive."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Bowman
  • Home town: Annapolis, MD
  • Current Town: Annapolis, MD
Personal

Married to Pam with two great kids Ben and Katie. Enjoy spending time at home and riding bikes.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Chamption, Quantum Racing
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Stars and Stripes
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1997-8 Whitbread Round the World Race, Chessie Racing
  • 10 time World Championship winner
  • Multiple National and North American Championships

Barbara Thoney

Barbara Thoney first sailed in 1979, and her experience fueled her love of the sport. "Being on the water is a wonderful feeling," she said, "but it's the community of people, the camaraderie, that I enjoyed the most."

Four years later she blended her love of sailing with her talent and connections in the travel industry to coordinate travel plans for sailing teams. When Quantum Racing formed, Barbara was there to help them with their travel needs.

For Barbara, this is her job, but it's one that she enjoys. "I love and follow the sport of sailing," she said. "I also love the Quantum Racing team. They're an incredibly dedicated, gracious group of people who really believe in what they're doing. It's a great group of people to work with."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Travel/Logistics
  • Current Town: Amelia Island, Florida
Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
Keith Brash

Keith Brash

A South Africa native with a background in photography and film, Keith Brash joined the Quantum Racing team in 2008. The goal was simple – show the behind-the-scenes and on-board action of Quantum's TP52 program. Using still cameras, video cameras, GoPros, and even drones, Keith captures the action for the Quantum Sails YouTube channel.

Entering into their ninth year together, Keith is as involved as ever with Quantum Racing. "The whole sailing thing was a new industry to me, but I got connected through a friend," Keith told Sailing World. "I've remained with Quantum Racing because there's a lot of loyalty. They really look after me. I focus all my energy in this 365-day job."

Basic info
  • Nationality: South Africa
  • Position: Media Production
  • Home town: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Current Town: Alicante, Spain
Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
Libby Tomlinson

Libby Tomlinson

Libby Tomlinson didn't start sailing until she was eighteen, but it didn't take long for her to fall in love with the sport – it was the perfect mix of sport and pleasure. She ended up joining the sailing team at the University of Michigan, and earned her U.S. Sailing teaching certification so she could teach kids how to sail.

While helping plan events at her local yacht club, she met members of the Quantum Racing team. They recognized her talent and invited her to join them. "Quantum Racing needed someone to handle the shore-side details that weren't boat related," said Libby. "I started traveling to events and loved helping out. Likewise, they enjoyed having someone take care of those things."

For Libby, it's an honor to work alongside the members of Quantum Racing. "The crew we have are truly the best, both as talented sailors and wonderful people. We all realize that we're part of something special."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Public Relations Manager
  • Home town: Traverse City, MI
  • Current Town: Traverse City, MI
Personal

I love being a mother to my son, Sam. I also enjoy being active outdoors and cooking.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2006 Copa Del Rey, Warpath
  • 2005 Mumm 30 Worlds
  • 2002 Melges 24 Worlds
  • Registered Civil Engineer, State of Michigan
Mark Koetje

Mark Koetje

Mark Koetje grew up sailing in Belding, Michigan. He'd always had an innate interest in weather, and discovered a natural feel for the wind. He started racing with the DeVos family in the 1970s, and he's been sailing with them ever since. When the DeVoses decided to get involved in a new racing fleet, Koetje was a natural choice to add to the team. He's been with Quantum Racing since the first TP52 MedCup season in 2005.

Passionate about sailing, Koetje lives on the same lake where he learned to sail, and he's thrilled to be part of Quantum Racing. "I love the people, the professionalism, the team work, and – of course – winning," said Koetje. "I'm extremely grateful for the sailing experiences I have been afforded by the DeVos family’s generosity, and I'm very proud to be a member of this team."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Owner Representative
  • Home town: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Current Town: Belding, MI
Personal

Three great, grown kids—Justin, Taylor, & Sutton, and one Grandson Gavin—very proud pappa and Grandfather.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 MedCup, Windquest
  • 2006 MedCup, Warpath
  • 2005 MedCup, Lexus Quantum
  • 26 Chicago-Mac Races (Old Goat)
Ed Reynolds

Ed Reynolds

I have four great kids; Nate, Ben, Elly and Sam and two wonderful grandkids; Alex and Pearl. I enjoy collecting wine, cycling, cross-country skiing, and fishing.

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: President
  • Home town: Fenton, MI
  • Current Town: Traverse City, MI
Career highlights
  • President of Quantum Sails
  • 36 years experience as sailmaker
  • 29 years experience as sail designer and program manager
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 MedCup, Windquest
  • 2006 MedCup, Warpath
  • 2005 MedCup, Lexus Quantum
Martin Winter

Martin Winter

Martin Winter started sailing with his father and grandfather when he was eight years old. By age ten, he was racing Optis, then P-class boats. Soon he was competing at national and international regattas.

A sailmaker by trade, Martin knows many people in the sailing world, and one of those connections introduced him to the Quantum Racing team. Traveling with them as their on-site sailmaker, Martin handles all of their sail care needs, including building new sails and maintaining their current ones.

The standards for working with Quantum Racing are high, but Martin appreciates the challenge and dedication to improving. "My favorite part of being part of the team is that we're always developing, always looking for something extra," he said. "We work to a high standard and keep improving from year to year."

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Sailmaker
  • Home town: Whangarei, NZ
  • Current Town: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Personal

Sailing, music, windsurfing, eating good food, and spending time with my daughter Ellie.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2003 America's Cup, Areva Challenge
  • 3x Laser Radial Worlds
Tim Hardy

Tim Hardy

Basic info
  • Nationality: Australia
  • Position: Shore Crew
  • Current Town: Palma, Spain
Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
Sean Clarkson

Sean Clarkson

Originally from New Zealand, Sean Clarkson started sailing with his family when he was just a child. By the time he was a teen, he was hooked and setting goals – he wanted to sail around the world. In 2000, Clarkson sailed with Terry Hutchinson at the America's Cup. They stayed in touch over the years, and when Quantum Racing was founded in 2008, Clarkson got the call.

Clarkson loves being around a group of sailors who continue to push the envelope. The team's drive to do better motivates Clarkson to keep improving his own skills. He's thankful for the opportunity to keep learning and sailing with such a talented, motivated team.

"It's a great team to be involved with," said Clarkson. "I'm very grateful to the DeVos family and Ed Reynolds for their support of the team. We want to meet their expectations and keep getting better. They have a never-give-up attitude that drives us to try to get better every day."

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Runner
Career highlights
  • 7 Americas Cup Campaigns (currently Softbank Team Japan)
  • 2 Whitbreads (Winner in 1994)
  • 1 Olympic Games 1996
  • 4 Maxi worlds championship titles (Sayonara, Morning Glory, Bellamente)
  • RC44 World Championship title
  • 4 TP52 World Championship titles
  • 2 other World Championship titles
  • 2 TP52 circuit wins
  • RC44 tour champion
  • 2 Sydney Hobart line honour victories
  • Held 4 offshore speed records
  • AC45 Match Race champion
James Lyne

James Lyne

James Lyne competed in his first regatta when he was two-years old – he and the family dog stayed on the cockpit floor as they tried to stay out of the way. These days, he takes a more active role on the boat, and he currently serves as the Quantum Racing coach.

"My main job is to shorten the learning process," said James. "I make sure the sailors have the correct information they need to make good decisions." Working with a group of talented, hard-working sailors, it's all about the aggregation of marginal gains, and James appreciates everyone's buy-in of the team's philosophy.

"It's impressive, and I'm sure that it is – and has been – the cornerstone of all their past, present, and future success," said James. "There's an incredible collaboration between designers, sailors, management, and the shore team in moving all aspects of the program forward."

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Coach
  • Current Town: Grandville, VT
Personal

I started sailing with my dad in Whitby, England. I am the co-founder of the Rozalia Project For A Clean Ocean and an inventor.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
Rodney Ardern

Rodney Ardern

Rodney Ardern has been sailing for as long as he can remember. He started with his parents, but in his late teens he joined the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Youth Training Program. He's been racing ever since.

Having raced with most of the Quantum Racing crew on past America's Cup teams, it was a natural transition for him to join the Quantum Racing team in 2016. It's a challenge to consistently maintain the high level of performance that they all desire, but that challenge is what pushes them to perform their best.

"I appreciate everyone's dedication to doing everything in their power to win races," said Rodney. "At Quantum Racing I'm sailing with a crew that I know and trust. Everyone is there to do their best and to race at the highest level."

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Pit
  • Current Town: Saltsjobaden, Sweden
Personal

I live in Sweden with my wife Sofia. We have 3 children, Nils, Ian and Sally. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking with my family.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 America’s Cup Challenge – Artemis Racing
  • 2010 America’s Cup  Defence – Alinghi
  • 2007 America’s Cup Defence – Alinghi - Winner
  • 2003 America’s Cup Challenge – Alinghi - Winner
  • 2000 America’s Cup Challenge – Nippon
  • 1995 America’s Cup Challenge – Tag Heuer
  • 1992 America’s Cup Challenge – New Zealand
  • 2005/06 Volvo Ocean Race – Pirates of the Caribbean
  • 2001/02 Volvo Ocean Race – S.E.B.
  • 1997/98 Whitbread – Swedish Match
  • 1993/94 Whitbread – Tokio
  • 2008 Extreme Sailing Series – Alinghi – Winner
James Dagg

James Dagg

James Dagg grew up sailing with his family on their cruising boat, and when he was eleven years old he started racing Optimist boats at Murrays Bay Boating Club in Auckland, New Zealand. He caught the racing bug and has been racing ever since.

During his career, James met Terry Hutchinson, who introduced him to the Quantum Racing team. In 2016, James became an official member as the jib trimmer. "Quantum Racing has a great team culture," said James. "It's a great bunch of people who are all focused on winning yacht races, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Jib Trimmer
  • Home town: Auckland, NZ
Personal

When not sailing, I enjoy skiing and off-road motorbiking.

Career highlights
  • 2016 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
Brendan Darrer

Brendan Darrer

Brendan Darrer started sailing as a child when his dad bought a quarter ton boat for them to sail around Ireland. It wasn't until the late 1980s, however, that he got interested in yacht racing. "The Whitbread Round the World was going on in 1989, and Ireland had its first entry in the race," said Brendan. "I was interested in the whole thing and wanted to do the next one." He got involved with the British Youth Challenge team, and has been racing ever since.

Brendan spent more than a decade with the Cristabella race team, then joined Ran Racing and their mini-maxi boats. He then spent a year with a Russian team before joining Quantum Racing in 2016.

All of the complexities of sailing are what fuel Brendan's passion for the sport. "I enjoy the challenge because it involves so much," he said. "From engineering, to sail design, to working with people, to the competitiveness – it's a challenging job, but it's fun. And Quantum Racing is a wonderful group to work with. From the top down, they're a great group of people."

Basic info
  • Nationality: Ireland
  • Position: Boat Captain
  • Home town: Waterford, Ireland
Clive Johns

Clive Johns

Clive Johns grew up building boats with his dad. He enjoyed the process so much that he started a boat-building apprenticeship in New Zealand after he graduated from high school. Though he's not a sailor himself, he loves the process of designing and building boats. "I appreciate the developmental process," he said, "and, of course, the finished result."

Clive joined the Quantum Racing team in August 2016. Since joining, the biggest surprise has been the sheer volume of M&Ms consumed, but it's been worth it. As much as he enjoys winning with Quantum Racing, it's the team camaraderie that he appreciates the most.

Basic info
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Position: Shore Crew
Ian Moore

Ian Moore

For Ian Moore, sailing is in his genes. When he was only six weeks old, his mother navigated a race in the English Channel, and he got to go with her. He may not remember his first race, but it was the start of a life-long love for sailing.

His solo racing career started at the Newcastle Sailing Club in Northern Ireland, and it eventually took him to the 2007 America's Cup, where he sailed with Terry Hutchinson. Terry invited Ian to join Quantum Racing in 2008, and he's raced several events with the team since then.

As the team navigator, Ian provides necessary information throughout each event. Racing with such experienced sailors is both challenging and rewarding. "One of the best things about being part of the team is that everyone is expected to perform at a high level, so when we make mistakes, you can be sure we'll be talking about them," he said.

"It can be hard to relive your mistakes, but, at the same time, it's a good way to learn and get better. I really enjoy being part of a team that continues to learn and develop."

Basic info
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Position: Navigator
  • Home town: Cowes, England
  • Current Town: Isle of Wight
Personal

Grew up in Northern Ireland where I started sailing in Mirror Dinghys. Quickly moved to big boats and became a Navigator because they wouldn't let me do bow. Enjoy biking but not very good at it.

Lance Jenkins

Lance Jenkins

Basic info
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Shore Crew
  • Home town: Fielding, NZ
  • Current Town: Wairapa, NZ

Rodney Daniel

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  • Position: Runner
Bora Gulari

Bora Gulari

Bora Gulari started windsurfing when he was only four-years old because his parents both surfed and he wanted to join them. During college, while working in room service at a hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he would often make jabs at the bartender that windsufing was better than sailing. Eventually Bora was invited to go boat racing.

“I loved it,” said Bora. “I became obsessed.”

Bora followed that obsession to two Moth World Championships and a 2009 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award. In 2016 he was invited to join Quantum Racing. “I got a call out-of-the-blue from Ed Reynolds,” said Bora. “They were looking for a new helmsman strategist, and I guess I fit the bill well.”

Bora’s thrilled to be part of the Quantum Racing family, and he’s looking forward to many seasons of winning regattas. “It’s incredible to work with so many professionals at the tops of their games,” he said. “The only thing I can compare it to is the America’s Cup, but it’s a much nicer environment. Everyone’s working together, and it feels almost like a family. It’s a good thing.”

Basic info
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Helm
Paula King

Paula King

When Paula King moved to New Zealand in 1990, she took advantage of the opportunity to start sailing. It was the 1995 America's Cup in San Diego that first drew her to the racing world. An avid fan of the sport, she's even spent time crewing as a chef during several Superyacht races.

Through her various racing connections, Paula joined Quantum Racing's on-shore team in 2016 as their on-site logistics coordinator, helping with everything from catering to uniform distribution. She's enjoying her experience. The friendly and professional team makes her job easy, but what she truly looks forward to is the race itself, saying "My favorite part is the excitement of watching them race."

Basic info
  • Position: On-site Logistics
Jane Stevenson

Jane Stevenson

Basic info
  • Position: Shore Crew