Quantum Dominates Melges 20 Podium, Going 1,2,3 at Nationals

After three days of variable conditions, Quantum-powered teams controlled the podium at last weekend’s Melges 20 U.S. National Championship. Cesar Gomes Neto on Portobello, Drew Weirda and Quantum rep Scott Nixon on W, and Marc Hollerbach on Fu finished first, second, and third at the Quantum-dominated event.

The three-day event in Newport, Rhode Island featured sixteen boats racing in a variety of conditions. After an opening day of light air and a second day of tricky conditions, the third day of racing provided 10-15 knot breezes for the final events. Portobello, including Neto, tactician Andre Forseca, and Quantum rep John Bowden, managed to stay at the front of the pack through all three days, finishing in third place only once and winning both races on the final day despite an OCS on the last race. He claimed the title with an impressive thirteen points, sixteen points ahead of second place.

Quantum sailors finished strong throughout the fleet, taking six of the top ten spots, including winning first and second in the Corinthian division. Quantum-powered boats won seven of the eight event races, proving that they are the fastest sails in the fleet.

Congratulations to every, and good luck at the 2014 World Championship in Italy!

Megles 20 U.S. National Championship Results

1 – Cesar Gomes Neto, Portobello

2 – Drew Weirda, W

3 – Marc Hollerbach, Fu

4 – Jason Michas, Midnight Blue

6 – Michael Kiss, Bacio

8 – Morgan Kiss, Baciami – GoDaddy Racing powered by Danica

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