Quantum Distance Race Series Championship

Distance racing has long been a tradition on the Great Lakes and this year Quantum has teamed up with CASRA to name a distance racing champion.

Quantum is excited to sponsor the 2017 Quantum Distance Race Series Championship and support CASRA in their mission to foster sailboat racing in the Chicago area with seminars, debriefs and coaching. The Quantum Distance Race Series Championship will take place throughout the summer of 2017 and will crown the top performer in three of the five listed distance racing events. 


Participation in the Quantum Distance Race Series Championship is free for all racers participating in the qualifying events; however, participants are responsible for registering for each individual regatta and the associated fees. Use the form on this page to register for the Quantum Distance Race Series Championship and navigate to the qualifying regatta registration sites with the links below. Registration deadline is June 29.

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Prize Package

The winner of the Quantum Distance Race Series Championship will win a day on-the-water with Quantum's Terry Hutchinson, Quantum Racing Tactician and two-time Rolex Yachtsman of the year winner, and a Quantum gear package to kick off your 2018 season.

The day on-the-water will be scheduled with the winner and the pro at the beginning of the 2018 season.

Quantum Hosted Events 


End-of-Season Debrief and Award Ceremony

Join Quantum for an end-of-season debrief and to celebrate another fantastic season of Lake Michigan sailing. We’ll also be honoring the series winner.

End-of-Season Debrief  |   Columbia Yacht Club – October 5, 7 PM

Award Presentation  |  Boaters Bash (details TBD)

For questions or support, please contact Quantum Sails Chicago’s Andy Camarda at acamarda@quanutmsails.com,  at the loft 312-225-0801 or on his mobile 847-507-1179. 

Entry list

Name Boat Name Home Yacht Club
Jane & Jeff Hoswell Skye Columbia Yacht Clube
Walter Kawula Truant Columbia Yacht Club
Jairo Cruz St. Francis Burnham Harbor
John Kalanik Pura Vida Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
Ross McLean Esprit d'Ecosse CASRA
Dan Koules Badge Sheridan Shores YC
Jim Banovitz Ocean Chicago YC
Joe Hummel Archimedes III Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club
Alice Martin PAINKILLER 4 Columbia/Chicago (dual member)
Frank Giampoli Jahazi Columbia
Viviana & Bill Fanizzo Sirocco VI Chicago Yacht Club
Thomas Papoutsis Renegade Columbia
Jay Muller Das Boot Chicago Yacht Club
Andy Graff Exile Chicago Corinthian YC
Graham Sauser Bangarang Belmont
Michael Platzke Amateur II Chicago Yacht Club
Marcin Koziarski Koko Loko 2 CCYC
George Simkins Momentus Columbia
Donald Bush Defiance Chicago Yacht Club
Jarrett Altmin Soulshine Chicago Yacht Club
Brian Kennalley Meat Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club

To learn more about the Chicago Area Sail Racing Association (CASRA), their mission, and upcoming events, visit www.chicagosailracing.org.