Quantum Sails Ups the Ante, Melges 24 North American Championship Offers Once in a Lifetime Racing Opportunity

Quantum Racing
August 9, 2019 - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - Through the generosity of Quantum Sails, the 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship is pleased to offer via an online auction, an opportunity to race aboard Quantum Racing in the 52 Super Series. Bidding will begin on Friday, August 9, 2019 and end on Thursday, August 15. Follow this link to bid: BIDDINGFORGOOD
 
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Experience the thrill first-hand as a guest onboard TP52 Quantum Racing in the 2019 or 2020 52 Super Series.
 
Prize includes round-trip airfare* and two nights accommodation for one person. 
 
Available dates for this guest opportunity are: 
  • September 24th - 28th, 2019 Sardinia, Italy
  • February 29 - March 6, 2020, Cape Town, South Africa
  • March 30 - April 4, 2020, Cape Town, South Africa
  • May 11 - 16, 2020, Scarlino, ItalyJune 16 - 21, 2020, Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
  • July 17 - 22, 2020, Valencia, Spain
  • September 14 - 19, 2020, Puerto Portals, Mallorca, Spain
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Each yacht carries one onboard guest as part of the racing crew**, and this is a very special opportunity to be part of a professional yacht racing team. The guest is not allowed to assist the team while racing except by hiking. Race day experience includes:
  • Pre-race crew meeting
  • Official team cap and crew shirt
  • Crew lunch on the race boat
  • Racing for a full day
  • Post-race crew debrief
Travel and accommodation to be arranged with Quantum team travel agent. You are welcome to extend your trip and/or bring a guest with you at your own expense. Additional participation with the team may be limited. Contact Libby Tomlinson or call +1 (231) 313-8898.

* Prize value toward airfare $1,200
** Owner-driver attendance TBD, which may influence availability of the onboard racing opportunity. Onboard opportunity may be offered only on training days and the official practice racing day if this limitation applies. Additional opportunities to view racing from the coach boat will be offered to supplement your experience.  
 
Quantum Racing in actionExperience the thrill first-hand as a guest onboard TP52 Quantum Racing in the 2019 or 2020 52 Super Series. - photo © Quantum Sails
 

Quantum RacingExperience the thrill first-hand as a guest onboard TP52 Quantum Racing in the 2019 or 2020 52 Super Series. - photo © Quantum Sails

 
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Melges 24 Zingara CAN853 - photo IM24CA / ZGNCompeting at the approaching Melges 24 North American Championship, Richard Reid's Zingara CAN853, with Quantum Sails' expert Scott Nixon onboard, is fully equipped with Quantum sails - photo ©IM24CA/Zerogradinord
 
Melges 24 USA805 Decorum - photo CRW/ZGNMegan Ratliff's Quantum equipped Decorum USA805 was the Corinthian division' winner at the Sperry Charleston Race Week 2019 - photo ©IM24CA/Zerogradinord
 
ABOUT THE MELGES 24
The Melges 24 is best known for its competitive disposition, yet fun and easy-to-sail personality. Since its inception, to this very day, it remains the leader in high-performance, one design sailing. Melges Performance Sailboats joined forces with Reichel/Pugh to deliver the ground-breaking Melges 24 in 1993. They pioneered the next frontier of competitive yacht racing by integrating high-tech materials and concepts used in the America's Cup into a sportboat that was fun, affordable, easy to rig, set-up and tow. Named Boat of the Year in 1994 by Sailing World Magazine, it raised the bar and set the standard in the performance keelboat category. For delivery and purchasing a new Melges 24, visit melges.com. For more information, please visit the official website of the International Melges 24 Class Association at melges24.com.
 
ABOUT THE U.S. MELGES 24 NATIONAL RANKING SERIES
Organized and managed by the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA), the National Ranking Series (USM24NRS) features a total of eight high-profile, world-class events happening in the U.S. and Canada. Specifically, the Series is designed to promote local, as well as international participation across all six districts that make up the U.S. Melges 24 Class and beyond. To learn more about the USM24NRS, visit the Official U.S. Melges 24 National Ranking Series Website for a full list of events, results and news. The USM24CA is a recognized National Class Authority of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA), melges24.com
 
ABOUT THE NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Organized and managed by the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA), the North American Championship Series consists of three events - the U.S. Nationals, the NAC and the Canadian Nationals. To learn more about the North American Championship Series, visit the Official North American Championship Series Website.
 
For media photos (web and/or high resolution) or class specific information about the Melges 24 at the 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship, please contact:
 
Joy Dunigan
2019 Melges 24 North American Championship Press Officer
U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, Communications Director
Email: communications@usmelges24.com
Mobile: +1 (912) 398-5776

Skype: joysavannah

Piret Salmistu 
2019 Melges 24 North American Championship Press Coordinator
International Melges 24 Class Association Administrator, Media Coordinator
Mobile: +372 507 7217
 
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