Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The GREEN Revolution- Ed Baird- ex-J/24 World Champ

J/24 World Champion- Ed Baird skippering TP52 Quantum Racing Crushes TP52 Medcup in Cascais, Portugal- A new chapter of Quantum's "green revolution" was completed on the fierce blue waters of the Atlantic off Cascais, Portugal when Quantum Racing won the Cascais Trophy for the TP52, the opening event of the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit.  Green flashed hulls and sails are not the only common theme which the winning crews have in common.  For Quantum Racing, who won five races from nine starts, it is the first victory in the class for the America's Cup winner Ed Baird and for a brand new Botin Partners designed boat which is a successor to their 2008 circuit winner.  Quantum Racing came into the regatta well behind their desired schedule but were soon able to reveal excellent upwind speed in the brisk winds which prevailed through the nine races.  For more info-