|Sail Number:||USA 52018|
|Yacht Club:||Macatawa Bay YC|
|Design:||Botin Partners (2018)|
|Builder:||Longitud Cero Composites S.L.|
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 are four times overall champions with wins in and so are four times circuit four winners in 2013, 2014 2016 and 2018 to Azzurra’s record, triumphant in 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
2019 ushered in a new set of challenges for Quantum Racing. Terry Hutchinson moved on to America’s Cup duties with the NYYC’s American Magic team. Ed Baird returned to the skipper-helm role latterly alternating as tactician when Doug DeVos drove. In all there were five crew new in for 2019, although Baird and navigator Juan Vila already sailed to many successes with the Quantum Racing in previous years.
Cameron Appleton took some time to settle into his role as tactician as a newcomer to the team and to the 52 SUPER SERIES. The team started poorly in Puerto Sherry but found their mojo in Cascais where Quantum Racing won in the strong breezes. They finished third overall in 2019 and will be working hard to return to the top of the table in 2020.