Storm Wins J/109 East Coast Championship at Block Island Race Week


Over 180 sailors in 19 classes competed last week in the 25th edition of Block Island Race Week hosted by Storm Trysail Club. Congratulations to all the Quantum teams turning in great performances in tight races that offered up some challenging conditions. 


The Quantum-powered J/109 Storm owned by Richard Lyall and with Quantum’s Kerry Klingler on board won the 15 boat J/109 East Coast Championship. Strong finishes in the class were also turned in by Bill Sweetser on Rush (4th) and Skoot, owned by Jim Vos (5th). 


The J/80s were also contesting their North Americans, and in that class Quantum had five boats in the top ten with Gary Panariello’s Courageous taking third place. 


Quantum boats Paul Strauch’s Andiamo and Wicked 2.0, owned by Douglas Curtiss, went one, two in the J/111 division.  


The IRC 1 class was dual-scored and the Q-powered TP52 Corsair, owned by the U.S. Naval Academy and skippered by Andy Beeler, stayed the course to take the win in HPR and second in IRC1.


Top Five Quantum Finishes at Block Island Race Week



1st – Corsair, US Naval Academy, Andy Beeler Skipper, TP52 



2nd – Corsair, US Naval Academy, Andy Beeler Skipper, TP52  



3rd – Cool Breeze, John Cooper with Alex Clegg Quantum Newport, Mills 43 Custom



3rd – Orion, Paul Milo, J/122 



1st – Out of Reach III*,  Louis Nees with Bill O’Malley Quantum Atlantic, X-35

4th – Rebecca, Glenn Gault with Terry Flynn, Quantum Gulf Coast, J/120


One Design


1st – Andiamo, Paul Strauch 

2nd – Wicked 2.0, Douglas Curtiss with Gary LeDuc and Tim Greves, Quantum Bristol



1st – Storm, Rick Lyall with Kerry Klingler Quantum J/Boat Div. 

4th – Rush, Bill Sweetser

5th – Skoot, Jim Vos



2nd – Mighty Puffin, Steve Thurston, Quantum Bristol

3rd – Dirty Harry, Jack McGuire



3rd – Courageous, Gary Panariello

5th – More Gostosa, Hayes/Kirchoff



5th – Menance-Bliksem, Pieter Taselaar, Farr 30


Cruising Non-Spinnaker

5th – Crackerjack, Alan Krulisch, Cambria 40


*Partial inventory



Complete Results here.

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