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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: Composite Builders

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, 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 leaders in 2017 caught up. With Ed Baird moving to the Gladiator campaign, that opened an opportunity to bring in Bora Gulari as strategist, and, when owner-driver DeVos was not available, to sail as helm. Some would say 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. This season Quantum Racing could not win regattas like they did before, and, in particular, big points were 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 will be back stronger and better in 2018.

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
Quantum Racing
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