Quantum Racing

Our Team

Quantum Racing Team

The on-board crew includes a dozen top-level, professional sailors selected for their sailing expertise, competitiveness and desire to support the goals and objectives of the Quantum Racing program. Team members are focused on winning races as well as product development, accessibility to fellow sailors and fans, and building relationships with strategic partners.

Working behind the scenes are additional crew members who support the team with expertise in boat building and preventive maintenance, a critical aspect for consistent success, as well as logistics, management, media relations, communications and other operational aspects of the campaign.

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Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to the water or the world of racing. At Old Dominion University, he was a four-time All-American and two-time collegiate sailor of the year. He is an eight-time world champion in the J/24, TP 52, Farr 40, and IMS classes, and a winning tactician of the Louis Vuitton Cup. In 2008 and 2014, he was named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, earning the coveted award on the fourth time he was shortlisted. He’s also been part of four America’s Cup campaigns.

In 2014, Terry accepted the role of executive vice president for business development worldwide at Quantum Sails. Along with his corporate responsibilities, Terry continues his role as tactician for Quantum Racing. Since 2008, he’s served as both helmsman and tactician with the TP52 program Quantum Racing®, winning three world championships and three circuit championships.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Quantum Vice President/Racing Pro
  • Current Town: Harwood, Maryland
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2011 AC World Series, Artemis – Helmsman
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing – Helmsman
  • 2008 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand
  • 2007 Louis Vuitton Champion, Emirates Team NZ
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Stars & Stripes
  • 2000 America’s Cup – America One
  • World Champion J24, Farr 40 and IMS

Brett Jones started sailing with his father when he was five years old. Without high school racing teams, Brett competed at local clubs in Sydney, Australia racing year round. Sailing a variety of boats, including cherubs, skiffs, and eventually keel boats, he raced every weekend until he left school.

After graduating high school, Brett learned to be a sail maker and continued to race on the weekends. One of his employers owned an ocean racing boat and invited Brett to join him. One thing led to another, and Brett found himself in the United States and Europe meeting people and competing. His experiences eventually landed him a spot on his first America’s Cup team.

After the 2007 America’s Cup, Brett decided to expand his experiences even further to make himself a more valuable member of the team. “In the America’s Cup, if you’re just a sailor you limit yourself,” he said. “I had done a lot of development with sail designers, and I thought I could increase my value by having that skill set.” Quantum Sails approached Brett about designing with them, and he joined the team in 2008.

Having sailed in several America’s Cups and all the classic yacht races, Brett brought his own unique blend of sailing and design experience to the Quantum design team. Working mostly with Soto 40, RC 44, TP 52, IRC classes and various yachts, the combined experiences of Brett and the Quantum team make it possible to provide all of his customers with the best service and sails. “We’re one of the more open design groups,” he said. “We feed off each other and keep things open. We share designs and information that we can then share with the customers. This helps us influence the sail design and performance of boats to better help our customers.”

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Sail Design, Downwind Trimmer
  • Home Town: Sydney, Australia
  • Current Town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fluency

English

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Shosholoza
  • 2003 America’s Cup, BMW Oracle Racing
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1995 America’s Cup, Australian Challenge

Romolo Ranieri

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Position: Grinder
  • Home Town: Parma, Italy
  • Current Town: Valencia, Spain
Personal

I enjoy training, fly fishing and drawing. Married to Lorena with two daughters, Olivia and Anna.

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 2003 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 2000 America's Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada

Warwick Fleury

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Main Trimmer
  • Home Town: Auckland, NZ
  • Current Town: Auckland, NZ
Personal

My wife Lynne and I have 2 children: John and Analise. Besides sailing, I enjoy golf, surfing and watching my son play cricket.

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 8 America’s Cup campaigns including wins in 2007, 2003, 2000, 1995
  • America’s Cup Hall of Fame Inductee 2010
  • 12 World Championship wins: Match Racing (3), Farr40, 12 Meter (2), Mumm36, ILC40 (2), ILC50, Corel45, 2 Ton Cup
  • 1995 Admiral’s Cup winning team and top boat

Lorenzo Mazza

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Position: Downwind Trimmer
  • Current Town: Florence, Italy
Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 America’s Cup, Alinghi
  • 2008 Extreme 40 Series Champion, Alinghi
  • 2007 America’s Cup, Alinghi
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Luna Rossa/Prada
  • 1992 America’s Cup, Il Moro
  • 1987 America’s Cup, Italia
  • 1983 America’s Cup, Azzura
  • 2001-2006, multiple Match Race Cup winner
  • One Ton Cup trophy winner (x2), Brava Q8
  • Admiral’s Cup winner, Brava Q8
  • ILC World Champion

Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyzen

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: Netherlands
  • Position: Grinder
Personal

Enjoys mountain biking and skiing.

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 8 world championship wins 2011/2012
  • AC 45 world series winner
  • 2010 Deed of Gift Match, Alinghi
  • 2007 Americas Cup winner, Alinghi
  • 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup winner, Alinghi
  • 2003 Americas Cup winner, Alinghi
  • 1999 Winner Tour de France a la Voile
  • 1997/1998 Whitbread Race

Jared Henderson

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Mid-bow
Career highlights
  • 2015 Quantum Racing Build manager

Greg Gendell

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Bowman
  • Home Town: Annapolis, MD
  • Current Town: Annapolis, MD
Personal

Married to Pam with two great kids Ben and Katie. Enjoy spending time at home and riding bikes.

Career highlights
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Chamption, Quantum Racing
  • 2003 America’s Cup, Stars and Stripes
  • 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra
  • 1997-8 Whitbread Round the World Race, Chessie Racing
  • 4 time World Championship winner
  • Multiple National and North American Championships

Barbara Thoney

BASIC INFO
  • Position: Travel/Logistics
Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing

Keith Brash

BASIC INFO
  • Position: Media Production
  • Home Town: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Current Town: Alicante, Spain
Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing

Libby Tomlinson

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Public Relations Manager
  • Home Town: Traverse City, MI
  • Current Town: Traverse City, MI
Personal

I love being a mother to my son, Sam. I also enjoy being active outdoors and cooking.

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2006 Copa Del Rey, Warpath
  • 2005 Mumm 30 Worlds
  • 2002 Melges 24 Worlds
  • Registered Civil Engineer, State of Michigan

Mark Koetje

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Owner Representative
  • Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI
  • Current Town: Belding, MI
Personal

Three great, grown kids—Justin, Taylor, & Sutton, and one Grandson Gavin—very proud pappa and Grandfather.

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 MedCup, Windquest
  • 2006 MedCup, Warpath
  • 2005 MedCup, Lexus Quantum
  • 26 Chicago-Mac Races (Old Goat)

Ed Reynolds

I have four great kids; Nate, Ben, Elly and Sam and two wonderful grandkids; Alex and Pearl. I enjoy collecting wine, cycling, cross-country skiing, and fishing.

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: President
  • Home Town: Fenton, MI
  • Current Town: Traverse City, MI
Career highlights
  • President of Quantum Sails
  • 36 years experience as sailmaker
  • 29 years experience as sail designer and program manager
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP 52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2007 MedCup, Windquest
  • 2006 MedCup, Warpath
  • 2005 MedCup, Lexus Quantum

Martin Winter

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Position: Sailmaker
  • Home Town: Whangarei, NZ
  • Current Town: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Personal

Sailing, music, windsurfing, eating good food, and spending time with my daughter Ellie.

Career highlights
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2010 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2009 MedCup, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2008 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2003 America's Cup, Areva Challenge
  • 3x Laser Radial Worlds

Tim Hardy

BASIC INFO
  • Position: Shore Crew

Ed Baird

BASIC INFO
  • Nationality: USA
  • Position: Helm
  • Home Town: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Current Town: St. Petersburg, Florida
Personal

My wife Lisa and I have three children: Max, Ty, and Nic. I enjoy supporting my kids’ sports, as well as golf and fishing.

Career highlights
  • 2015 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2014 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2013 52 Super Series Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2012 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 TP52 World Champion, Quantum Racing
  • 2011 MedCup Champion, Quantum Racing
  • America’s Cup Winner, 1995 and 2007
  • Only American Helmsman to win America’s Cup since 1992
  • 3-time Match Racing World Champion (1995, 2003, 2004)
  • Skipper of Young America, the New York Club’s challenger for America's Cup 2000
  • World #1-ranked Match Racer (1995/1996, 2004/2005)
  • 2007 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year
  • J/24 World Champion
  • Laser World Champion
  • Television Commentator for 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup