sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Quantum Racing wins Audi MedCup Circuit title

Quantum Racing wins Audi MedCup Circuit title

'Quantum in Race 6 of the Audi MedCup in Portimão'    ThMartinez / Sea & Co - Copyright    Click Here to view large photo

The Quantum Racing crew came ashore today at the Marina of Portimao having secured the overall Audi MedCup Circuit 2008 title.

And, finally pure simple arithmetic took over from Quantum theory.

No more number crunching. No more evangelising on the simple Quantum quest for consistency through a long, gruelling season.

Terry Hutchinson and the crew of the American boat Quantum Racing won the Audi MedCup Circuit 2008 with a day to spare in Portimao, Portugal when only one race could be completed on the penultimate day of the Portugal Trophy Regatta.

As the breeze fell away to force the abandonment of the second race today, Race 7, and then precluded any further competition it meant Quantum Racing had built a n unassaibale lead of 52.2 points over second placed Bribon with no more than three races possible Saturday for the 15 boat fleet.

Since Alicante in May, at each of the six regattas this season in Spain, France and Italy, skipper-helm Hutchinson (USA) has spoken only of the end goal, of lifting the Audi MedCup Trophy in Portimao and today that win line was breached. Along the way Quantum Racing won the Region of Sardinia Trophy in Italy and the Breitling Regatta in Puerto Portals, Mallorca.

After a few celebratory team ‘Cervezas’ Hutchinson, tactician Morgan Larson (USA), navigator Ian Moore (GBR/IRL), strategist Mark Mendelblatt (USA) and the Circuit winning crew will bid to add the Portugal Trophy to their silverware. The 2008 Audi MedCup Champions elect lie second by four points behind Alberto Roemmers’ Matador.

Consistency in this white hot TP52 fleet is acknowledged to have been even more difficult to achieve this season, but Hutchinson confirmed that Quantum Racing’s average score coming in to this regatta was 4.1 and until they came to the Algarve only twice had they finished in 10th or worse.

'It feels unbelievable! We have worked really hard all season and it is a culmination of this effort' said a delighted Hutchinson on the dock, ' The last two regattas for sure have been the hardest because we have been defending a fairly healthy lead and you always have in the back of your mind that one or two little mistakes cost a lot of points. So I cant tell you how relieved I am to tell you we have done this with a day to spare.'

'Our mind set from the beginning was to continually get into the top five in every race throughout the series to benefit, we have been averaging a 4.1. A lot goes into that consistency. It’s a fast boat, good equipment, the same team from start to finish of the season. Here, I have been relying heavily on everyone on the boat as I have been focussing very hard on doing my own role the boat speed. I think as we progressed our team rose to the challenge every time.'

Quantum Racing’s win may have stolen the thunder from the final day of the season, but there should still be no shortage of drama. Not only do the on-form Matador have a slender hold on the Portugal Trophy, but they have crept up to be just 15.8 points behind second placed Bribon, and Platoon powered by Team Germany’s run of 2,1,1 has taken them to 17 points behind fourth placed Artemis (SWE).

Start of Race 6 - Audi MedCup in Portimão -  ThMartinez?nid=49017_- Sea & Co - Copyright   Click Here to view large photo

Platoon powered by Team Germany skippred by Jochen Schuemann won the only race today.

Three races are planned for Saturday with a planned start sequence counting down from 1100hrs.

Ed Reynolds (USA), Project Manager of Quantum: 'When we conceived the plan it was a big leap of faith to come in as high profile as we are, to make the statement as we have. The only sure thing was that with Terry everything would perform as best it could, we would be pushed as hard as we could be, and as always everything would come through, and he has just been amazing. It doesn’t matter what Terry does, he takes it full on!

'Everyone has been fantastic our company, our supporters, it could have gone upside down. I was absolutely sure we could do it, it was nerve wracking at times, and when you get this close you start doing the maths in your head all the time. We were obviously huge beneficiaries of that race being abandoned today, but we have been on the other side of the ledge so many times and in sailing there are moments when you get the breaks too. You just have to be good enough to position yourself to take advantage of them. We are going to take it and are not apologising for it! It feels absolutely incredible!

'But the guys want to win the regatta here too, they won’t fully kick back, but the nice thing is they will just relax and be sail boat racers now. Every other deliverable has been handed over beyond expectations.'

Dean Barker (NZL), helm of Bribon (ESP): 'Quantum are very deserved winners of the MedCup, I am really please for them, they have put a great programme together, sailed well, been very well organised and haven’t really had any weaknesses, the reason in the end they have been so successful.'

Mariano Parada (ARG), Strategist of Matador (ARG): 'We are really happy. In the second half of the circuit we have had some very good results and are obviously very pleased with our situation right now. But we still have some races to do tomorrow and everything is very open – both for the Trophy of Portugal as for the overall circuit – we have Platoon close behind us in one and Bribon close in front in the other! Tomorrow there wont be any time to recover if we get a bad result so we are going to have to be careful, but we are focussing more on this event than the overall. Although I have to admit that in the back of your mind you always have the Medcup circuit there, because it is what we have fought hard for all year!'

Portugal Trophy
Overall standings after six races


1. Matador ARG (8,5,10,1,2,2) 28
2. Quantum USA (4,8,1,6,10,3) 32
3. Platoon powered by Team Germany (11,10,8,2,1,1) 33
4. El Desafio ESP (10,2,3,7,3,9) 34
5. CXG Corporación Caixa Galicia ESP (7,3,9,2,13,4) 39
6. Bribón ESP (1,11,12,5,4,10) 43
7. Mutua Madrileña ESP (12,4,5,8,9,6) 44
8. Synergy RUS (9,1,4,14,5,12) 45
9. Audi Q8 ITA(2,9,2,15,6,13) 47
10. Tau Andalucía Esp (3,14,6,13,14,5) 55

Complete results: http://2008.medcup.org/results/venue.php?trophy=6

Audi MedCup Circuit 2008
Standings after 51 races in Alicante, Marseille, Cagliari, Puerto Portals Mallorca, Cartagena


1. Quantum Racing USA 247
2. Bribón ESP 299,2
3. Matador ARG 315
4. Artemis SWE 326
5. Platoon by Team Germany GER 343
6. Mutua Madrileña ESP 369,4
7. El Desafío ESP 386
8. CxG Corporación Caixa Galicia ESP 443,6
9. Audi Q8 ITA 498
10. Mean Machine MON 587

Complete results: http://2008.medcup.org/results/overall.php




by Audi MedCup media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=49017

6:45 PM Fri 19 Sep 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

13 Jun 2009  Images - Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy regatta coastal race
11 Jun 2009  Two wins and a third for NZL 380 give Emirates Team NZ a MedCup jump
09 Jun 2009  Audi MedCup Circuit heads to Marseille’s challenging course
18 May 2009  Islas Canarias Puerto Calero & Matador take Victory at Alicante
18 May 2009  Matador win first TP52 Audi MedCup Circuit regatta
13 May 2009  ONE Sport previews Audi MedCup in Alicante
26 Sep 2008  Day 1 of Nations Cup Qualifier - AUS and NZL
25 Sep 2008  Cooksons build Team NZ's TP 52 for Audi MedCup
22 Sep 2008  Images from the Audi MedCup Circuit 2008
21 Sep 2008  Quantum Racing win Portugal Trophy of Audi MedCup
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



































































Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1   
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT