The Quantum Racing Team is, in essence, the DeVos family’s team. Doug DeVos is one of the founder members, stakeholders and leading lights of the 52 SUPER SERIES and loves driving the TP52 race boat.
Quantum Racing won the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2013, 2014 and 2016 which means they have now overtaken Azzurra’s record, winners in 2012 and 2015.
In 2016 their season was marked by a series of different challenges. A slow start and planned helm swaps cost them early on, so this season was about consistency and speed development. They took the tough decision to take sail designer Brett Jones off the race boat in order to have his eyes and ideas work more effectively from the coach boat. Ian Moore came in as navigator, Rodney Ardern in the pit, James Dagg trimming, and Terry Hutchinson was full time, sailing all five regattas. They used the Gaastra Palma Vela training regatta well in early May, and won. Thereafter Doug DeVos sailed three of the five regattas of the season – the Audi Settimana delle Bocche, Puerto Portals Sailing Week and the EGNOS 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais Cup. Quantum Racing proved especially strong in the light-to-medium air, initially better at holding the slim lanes off the start line.
Their boat is a Botin Partners design built at Longitud Zero in Spain.