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WIDE OPEN, HAMMER DOWN, TP52 MATCH RACING WOW!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by jon hansen, Mar 17, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,803 posts, 1,400 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  2. Apex

    Apex

    Joined Jun 19, 2013
    837 posts, 116 likes
    Oday 28
    US Traverse City
    check out interviews of Quantums series win last year. The organization, reviews and on-course analysis from chase boats is incredible. They are measuring millimeters from a chase boat!
     


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  3. Rick D

    Rick D

    Joined Jun 14, 2008
    6,694 posts, 213 likes
    Hunter Legend 40.5
    US Long Beach, Shoreline Marina, CA
    I have to give Quantum kudos for getting out there in real competition with their brand all over. Good for them!
     


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  4. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,933 posts, 2,977 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Doug DeVos is an interesting guy. Heir the the Amway fortune in Michigan, he bought Quantum sails, and then formed the Quantum Racing team to promote them. Normally companies like North Sails just sell sails and promote the victors. But no one wanted the Quantums. Now they do. T-Hutch is a great QB for the team. You can see him calling tactics, and adjusting the runners.

    DeVos is also half of the Midwest Mafia behind the NYC AC Bid, the other guy being Hap Fauth from Minneapolis. Better known of course of world-champion Maxi team Bella Mente. They guys know how to organize sailing teams.

    The TP52 has interesting history. From its roots as a sturdy boat designed for off-shore TransPac racing, to a Med-inspired Audi-Cup daysailor that crews did not want to to take off-shore, to the current middle-ground boat that races in the Super-52 series. Gotta has deep pockets to play that game!

    Oh minor note, they are fleet racing. Match racing involves only two boats. Totally different game. You sail to win in fleet racing, In match racing you sail to not lose.
     


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  5. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,803 posts, 1,400 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    Fleet racing! :)
     


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  6. Rick D

    Rick D

    Joined Jun 14, 2008
    6,694 posts, 213 likes
    Hunter Legend 40.5
    US Long Beach, Shoreline Marina, CA
    Jack, I was participating in a trophy ceremony for TP52's and PAC52's. I can't recall the distinction; they used to race together, but this time they split into two classes. One of the TP guys told me they put an "interior" and tankage for offshore work but it gets left off for buoy racing. Amazing to watch how professional they are. One of the boats looked familiar; it was a former Quantum boat.
     


  7. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,933 posts, 2,977 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Yep, the PAC52s are 3rd-gen TPs with bigger rigs, designed for the lighter SoCal airs. In most moderate conditions they will be faster.
     


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  8. markwbird

    markwbird

    Joined Nov 26, 2012
    977 posts, 227 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Berkeley
    Not to mention Betsy, the Secretary of Education who is doing such a bang up job.
     




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