Quantum Sails Top J/88 and J/109 Podiums at Cedar Point One Design Regatta

This year was another successful regatta for Cedar Point, a true one design regatta with eight classes participating. Each class had two race circles with four classes per circle, and the race committee did a great job of getting races off and providing good, fair racing. At the end of the event, it was Quantum-powered Iris Vogel winning the J/88 division and David Rosow winning the J/109.

The first day saw light and variable winds with a high-pressure system over western Long Island Sound. The wind gods eventually gave up, and the sound ended up flat with no wind to be found. Some classes managed to complete two races while others only finished one.

The second day brought rain and weather. Boats raced in 8-12 knots of breeze with shifty conditions brought on by mini cells passing by throughout the day. It made for some tight racing with chances to excel or lose. For Quantum-powered boats, our sails in the J/88 and J/109 classes continued to dominate. Iris Vogel led the charge in the J/88 class with a one-point lead. Sailing a brand new boat in their first regatta, Ken and Drew Hall placed third in the fleet.

In the J/109 fleet, a tight race between David Rosow and Bill Sweetser came down to the last race. Unfortunately for Sweetser, he was over the line early and had to return for a bad start. That made it hard for him to get back into the race. At the same time, Rosow got off the line with a solid start and went on to win the race and the regatta. Rounding out the top three was Carl Olsson, with Adrian Begley coming in fourth.

Seeing these kinds of results are rewarding for the J/boat team at Quantum – it’s always our goal to provide customers with the best sails and to help them get the most out of their racing experiences. Finishing first and third in the J/88 class and 1,2,3,4 in the J/109 class proves that our dedication to providing a great racing experience is paying off.

Besides the great racing, one of the best parts of the event was thanks to Cedar Point Yacht Club’s addition of a new pavilion to host parties and regatta events, including the Blender Olympics, free beer, and a great dinner. The fleets had a good time racing on the water and socializing on shore.

Congratulations to all the competitors for a great regatta, and to Cedar Point Yacht Club for hosting a fun event!

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Kerry Klingler
Quantum J/Boat Division

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