The Melges 20 class wrapped up its winter events this month with Quantum® sails on the podium in the US and Europe.
At the Pirogovo Cup in Monaco March 6-8, Quantum sails finished on top of the podium with Guido Miani and his MONACO RACING FLEET TEAM taking the win. Quantum dominated the top 10, claiming 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th places. Maxim Logutenko from Quantum Russia and Vittorio d’Alberta from Quantum Italy were both on hand offering class support throughout the event.
At the Melges Rocks Regatta, March 12-14 at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, Florida, Quantum sails raced well in the 10-18 knot winds over three days. Quantum teams finished 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th for the regatta.
The Melges Rocks Regatta was the third of the 3-regatta Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Circuit, which was dominated by Quantum sails. Marc Hollerbach and Jonathan McKee won the overall series onFu, with Michael Kiss on Bacio in second, and Cesar Gomes Neto and Quantum’s John Bowden onPortobello in third. Brian Hill on Atlas won the overall Corinthian Winter Circuit. Terry Hutchinson, John Bowden, and Scott Nixon were at all three events giving on- and off-water support.
Quantum’s top teams run with stock Quantum class mains, jibs, and spinnakers. Most teams prefer the AIRX 650 spinnaker for 10+ knots and Dynakote .75 for less than 10 knots and light/choppy conditions. Heavy main battens are available as an accessory. The stiffer battens help flatten out the mainsail in 14+ TWS, especially in the head. Many Quantum locations have these sails and accessories on the shelf, making these champion sails available to any sailor.
Congratulations to everyone on a great series.
Melges Rocks Regatta
2 – Cesar Gomes Neto, Portobello
4 – Alessandro Rombelli, Stig
6 – Marc Hollerbach, Fu
7 – Wes Whitmyer, Jr., Slingshot
9 – Daniel Theilman, Kuai
10 – Brian Hill, Atlas
Full results from the Melges Rocks Regatta.
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series
1 – Marc Hollerbach, Fu
2 – Michael Kiss, Bacio
3 – Cesar Gomes Neto, Portobello
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series – Corinthian
1 – Brian Hill, Atlas
The next big events this year are the Audi Tron Sailing Series Event #1 in Loano, Italy (April 11-12) and US Nationals at Charleston Race Week, co-sponsored by Quantum Sail Design Group (April 17-19). We’ll have a sales and service loft on-site at Nationals to support all of our customers.