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Quantum Racing

Owner: Doug DeVos
Sail Number: USA 52015
Bownumber: 01
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay YC
Design: Botin Partners (Launch 2015)
Builder: Longitud Cero

About

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.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Doug
DeVos
Helmsman, Owner
Bora
Gulari
Helmsman, Strategist
Terry
Hutchinson
Tactician
Michele
Ivaldi
Strategist
Ian
Moore
Navigator
Lorenzo
Mazza
Trimmer
Warwick
Fleury
Main Trimmer
James
Dagg
Upwind Trimmer
Greg
Gendell
Bow
Jared
Henderson
Mid Bow
Rodney
Ardern
Pit
Romolo
Ranieri
Grinder
Piet van
Nieuwenhuijzen
Grinder
Sean
Clarkson
Runner
Rodney
Daniel
Runner
James
Lyne
Coach
Ed
Reynolds
Manager
Mark
Koetje
Owners Rep
Brett
Jones
Sail Design
Martin
Winter
Sail Maker
Brendan
Darrer
Boat Manager
Clive
John
Shore Crew
Jane
Stevenson
Shore Crew
Tim
Hardy
Shore Team
Lance
Jenkins
Shore Team
Paula
King
Shore Team
Libby
Tomlinson
Marketing
Keith
Brash
Media
Barbara
Thoney
Travel Agent
Quantum Racing
News
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