|Sail Number:||USA 52018|
|Yacht Club:||Macatawa Bay YC|
|Design:||Botin Partners (2018)|
|Builder:||Longitud Cero Composites S.L.|
Quantum Racing are four times overall champions, overall victors in 2013, 2014 2016 and 2018 to Azzurra’s record, triumphant in 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
While 2019 ushered in a new set of challenges for Quantum Racing. Terry Hutchinson moving 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. The team took time to settle and fire 100 per cent on all cylinders and although they won a breezy regatta in Cascais they finished third overall in the 2019 season behind Azzurra and Quantum sails powered Platoon.
That said there is nothing more potent than a Quantum Racing team bouncing back hard from defeat, and that could well be true of the crew setting out for the 2021 season. The hard driving, talismanic Terry Hutchinson is back from the Cup and ready to lead the charge, Doug DeVos will steer as many regattas as ha can while it will be a pleasure to have Dalton DeVos alternate when Doug can’t make it. Newcomer to the afterguard is Lucas Calabrese, Argentina’s impressive 470 Olympic bronze medallist, who at 34 years old, brings young ‘Latino’ blood to the American flagged crew.