Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Scott talks about how his experience in the boat goes into Quantum's development. Scott came from college sailing, and has since been a dominant force in the small keelboat scene.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Windquest, the Max Z86 yacht owned and sailed by Dick and Doug DeVos has finished the 101st running of the Chicago-to-Mackinac race.
The first turbo to finish the 333-mile race, Windquest posted an elapsed time of 47 hours, 57 minutes, 40 seconds and has a corrected time of 72:42:32.
Sailing out of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, Windquest was the sixth boat to reach the finish line at Mackinac Island, although the first finisher, DogDayz, had an elapsed time of 64:40:04.The crew aboard Windquest included Mark Koetje, Jim Stone, Gene Dejong, Dalton DeVos, Tom Giesler, Bill Sleeman, Brent Ruhne, Caleb Borchers, Scott Gregory, Nate Smith, Andre Cape, Ryan DeVos, Bruan Janney, Scott, Reininger, Farley Fontenot, Bob Schermer, Mark Pinney, Robbie Young, Ted Etheridge, Brian McInnes and Drew Wierda.
article by The Grand Rapids Press
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
It is practice day for the TP52's on the first day of the Audi MedCup Circuit's Marseille Trophy.
Yesterday saw more wind than expected as the 11 TP52’s completed their final training before today’s practice race for the Marseille Trophy. Trying to pin down navigators and meteo experts to commit to what the weather will do here on the Rade Sud this week is not easy. It will be, as they say, a ‘heads out the boat’ regatta, sailing with what the crews can see on the water. Suffice to say it is going to be interesting.
Friday, June 05, 2009
copied from Alan Block / Sailing Anarchy
Despite the atrocious state of the Michigan economy, you'd be hard-pressed to find too many depressed folks down at the docks on Lake St. Clair. Downsizing and bankruptcy just can't overcome the happiness that Midwestern sailors feel now that there are boats in the water and races to run. Even the many Detroiters that have recently been laid off are philosophical about things. “I now have 6 months of work-free sailing season ahead of me, paid for by unemployment insurance,” one well known sailor said. Another added, “Couldn't come at a better time - I'll race and cruise all summer long.”
The recession carries a silver lining for Bayview-Mackinac Race Chairman Frank “Cariguy” Kern, as well. The long time Anarchist and successful long distance racer aboard his J/120 'Carinthia' recently landed the State of Michigan's tourist initiative,
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Detroit NOOD class winner Eric Wynsma send in his report from the second-ever start for the new sportboat, but here's a deeper look at the new class courtesy of Mr. Clean. With Wynsma is new owner Chuck Holzman, owner of the former M24 campaigns named "Flyer," which won a ton with Bora Gulari at the helm. Both Wynsma and Holzman are longtime Anarchists and boat owners, and their perspective is worth listening to if you are in the sportboat market.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
However on the Saturday, racing was abandoned because the northerly wind was too strong at 30-35 knots. But that's just perfect for Finn sailing so some of the younger sailors went out for a blast.
Pictured here are Italy's 2008 Olympic Finn representative Giorgio Poggi, along with Marko Kolic, Riccardo Cordovani and Filippo Baldassari, sailing the Finn the way it was meant to be sailed.
They were escorted by a RIB and a photographer and this is the result.
Thanks to Tosca Zambra (www.fotozambra.it) for the excellent photos.
Friday, March 27, 2009
by Quantum One Design
A tradition, the Savannah Yacht Club does a great job welcoming Lightning sailors to their venue and to the Southern Circuit. The Saturday/Sunday event is sailed off their clubhouse where three rivers come together w/massive current & tide. Early March not only attracts the Lightning sailors, but also the little flying insects that you can’t see, but most certainly feel…the no-see-um’s!
The racing was all over the board this year. Light winds on Saturday meant that no lead was safe. In fact, there were many pile-ups at mark roundings. Going backwards in the current was common as well.
In the end, Al Terhune won and ended David Starck’s streak of victories in Savannah. David ended up 2nd and Jody Lutz finished 3rd. Quantum Sail Newport’s team of Tim Healy, Randy Shore and Nicole Breault finished 22nd, sporting an OCS on Sunday’s race.
Monday of the So. Circuit is a “travel day”, though most cannon-ball straight to Miami to get to the warmth and have a day of relaxation at the Coral Reef Yacht Club.
It is said that Miami is the best venue for sailing one designs in North America. This was echoed by those that sailed the previous week in the Star Barcardi Cup. 2009’s Midwinters at CRYC was great! Warm temperatures, great racing in a variety of conditions.
The Quantum Team used Monday to do some extensive testing of new sail designs and tuning set-ups. Our 2009 line-up of sails are ready for action! Look for an announcement of what we learned and our new tuning guide in the coming weeks!
Tuesday’s racing was postponed for a while due to lack of wind. Soon, however, it built and we got 3 great races in. The edges of the race course offered some big gambles and Tom Allen came out of the left in the first race and ended up winning by a large margin. The 2nd race was won by Quantum Toledo’s Ernie Dieball. He played the right side/edge and made it work. It was fun to watch both of these races as the leaders sailed their own race, not playing the fleet, but what they felt was going on. Fun to watch for sure.
Wednesday’s racing was in bigger breeze out of the North-Northeast. It was epic Biscayne Bay!
Al Terhune continued on his roll from Savannah by winning in Miami. Juan Santos from Ecuador was 2nd and 2-Time Rolex Yachtswoman of the year, Jody Starck was 3rd. Jody has been working with Quantum Sails for the past few years and her input has helped us with our newest designs!
Thursday is a travel day. Like Monday between Savannah and St. Pete, many cannonball straight through to have a relaxing day hanging out in St. Pete. The St. Pete Yacht Club sports an incredible bar that gives you no choice but to relax. Many found their way there and reflected on the Circuit to date.
Friday’s racing was skunked by lack of wind. An attempt was made, but the lack of wind frustrated everyone. The good thing about the St. Pete stop is that they sail over 3 days, which takes some pressure off…though we’ve all seen St. Pete flat for more than 3 days!
Saturday’s racing was in a dying breeze starting out in the teens and dropping just below 10. The RC got in 3 great races in shifty winds. Marcus Eagan from New Orleans sailed very consistently to lead at the cocktail party with Jody Lutz and Jamie Allen close behind.
Sunday’s finale was in some bigger breeze. David Starck scored a 1,1 for the day to close the gap on Marcus, but Marcus continued with his consistent racing and squeaked out a one point victory over David Starck. Tim Healy poured it on in the breeze as well and got to into the top 5 with a 5th overall.
If you like a lot of sailboat racing, camaraderie and all around fun, the Lightning Southern Circuit delivers!
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