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Quantum Racing

Owner: Doug DeVos
Sail Number: USA 52015
Bownumber: 03
Yacht Club: Macatawa Bay YC
Design: Botin Partners (2018)
Builder: Longitud Cero Composites S.L.

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 their TP52 race boat.

Quantum Racing won the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2013, 2014 and 2016, putting them level with Azzurra’s record, winners in 2012, 2015 and 2017.

The 2017 season presented a whole series of challenges and new opportunities for Doug DeVos’s Quantum Racing. To date, they are the most successful TP52 team, and remain the outstanding, benchmark programme. If they had a speed edge in 2016, then the fleet visibly caught up. With Ed Baird moving to the Gladiator campaign, that opened an strategic opportunity to bring in Bora Gulari as strategist, and, when owner-driver DeVos was not available, to sail as helm.

In retrospect it was a bold choice, but, because of strong weather during the pre-season, and in to Miami, the US Olympian and multiple world champion was stymied by a lack of hard training time on the helm. Over the 2017 season Quantum Racing could not win regattas on the bounce like they did before, and, in particular, a heavy points tally was added in Porto Cervo – first when they misread the SI’s, and then when their rig was jeopardised in the last race and they had to retire.

But the most potent, dangerous Quantum Racing are when they are on the bounce back. With an America’s Cup programme announced, they are back stronger and better in 2018 with Dean Barker driving and a new Botin design built again at Longitud Cero.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Doug
DeVos
Helmsman, Owner
Dean
Barker
Helmsman, Strategist
Terry
Hutchinson
Tactician
Ian
Moore
Navigator
Maciel
Ciccheti
Trimmer
Warwick
Fleury
Main Trimmer
James
Dagg
Upwind Trimmer
Greg
Gendell
Bow
Matt
Cassidy
Mid Bow
Rodney
Ardern
Pit
Piet van
Nieuwenhuijzen
Grinder
Cooper
Dressler
Grinder
Lara
Poljsak
Float
Sean
Clarkson
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
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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