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Quantum Racing

Owner: Doug DeVos
Sail Number: USA 52018
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 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.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Doug
DeVos
Helmsman, Owner
Ed
Baird
Helmsman, Strategist
Cameron
Appleton
Strategist, Tactician
Michele
Ivaldi
Navigator
Federico
Michetti
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
Andy
Estcourt
Runner
Tom
Burnham
Coach
Ed
Reynolds
Manager
Brett
Jones
Sail Design
Martin
Winter
Sail Maker
Brendan
Darrer
Boat Manager
Clive
John
Shore Crew
Shaun
Mason
Shore Crew
Guggi
Gioto
Shore Crew
Tim
Hardy
Shore Team
Lance
Jenkins
Shore Team
Paula
King
Shore Team
Libby
Tomlinson
Marketing
Keith
Brash
Media
Chad
Turner
Data Analyst
Barbara
Thoney
Travel Agent
Quantum Racing
News
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