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Quantum Wins Melges32 US Nationals for Second Year in a Row

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This past weekend 15 Melges32 teams traveled to Harbor Springs, Michigan to compete for the US National Championship on beautiful Little Traverse Bay. Quantum® sails ran away with the victory for the second year in a row.

Eighteen year old Ryan DeVos led his team on Volpe to a 16 point win over a very competitive fleet using this event as one of the last tune up regattas before the Worlds this September in San Francisco. Team Volpe entered this event well prepared with a full rack of new 2010 Quantum® Melges32 class sails and displayed great speed both upwind and downwind against some of the top players in the class from around the world.
 
The 2010 Quantum® class sails are fast in all conditions and ready for a great showing at Worlds in San Francisco Bay. The Worlds this fall should be a perfect venue for our sails with choppy conditions on Berkeley Circle and winds in the 12 to 20 knot range. The Quantum® sails are well prepared and ready for the challenge. Last year the Rougarou M32 team from New Orleans won the US Nationals on San Fran Bay with blazing speed.


If you have any questions regarding sails or preparations for the next Melges32 event, please contact Scott Nixon at snixon@quantumsails.com or (410) 268-1161 x205
 
Congratulations again to Ryan & Dick DeVos for the big win along with the great team on board Volpe. The Volpe team also included Marty Kullman, Drew Wierda, Mike Hill, tactician-Ed Baird, along with Quantum’s Brian Janney (Quantum San Diego), Scott Nixon ( Quantum Annapolis), coach Ed Reynolds (Quantum Traverse City) and Mark Koetje (QSDG).
 
The Quantum M32 website info can be found at: https://www.quantumsails.com/classes/class_detail.aspx?class=147
Regatta Results: http://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=314
Regatta info and pictures from Sail22 at: http://sail22.com/2010/08/ryan-devos-wins-melges-32-nationals/
Melges32 Class info: http://www.melges.com/?p=news&id=1741
 
Results:
1.       VOLPE                   Ryan DeVos        10 points
2.       SAMBA PA TI     John Kilroy          26
3.       FULL THROTTLE John Porter        28
4.       RED                        Joe Woods          34
5.       RAMROD             Rod Jabin             34

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