2011年5月31日火曜日

Q Customer Brad Van Liew Wins Velux 5 Oceans

過酷な世界一周シングルハンドレースとして最も著名なレースである、「Velux 5 Oceans」にてクァンタム・セイルを使用した Brad Van Liew氏が全てのレグでの勝利を含む完全優勝を成し遂げました。

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Congratulations to Quantum® customer Brad Van Liew, on Le Pingouin on his fantastic victory in the Velux Five Oceans Ultimate Solo Challenge. Le Pingouin was named the winner at 20.52.55 local time Friday, May 27th,13 days after leaving Charleston, South Carolina for the final leg. Van Liew, overall champion and winner of all five ocean sprints, credits Quantum Sails for helping to take his campaign to “a new level of performance.”

In an interview conducted by Quantum Charleston’s John Bowden just before the start of the final spring, Van Liew acknowledged Quantum’s membrane technology as being a key component of his winning campaign. “We have all the latest laminated technology on the boat and we were able to do that feeling comfortable that the durability would be there. What that means is you don’t compromise shape as you put thousands and thousands of miles on the boat. The working sails up forward look as good as the day we took them out of the bag. Working with Quantum on this campaign has been fantastic all along the way.”

This is Van Liew’s third, single-handed, round-the-world event and second time with Quantum® sails. He was sailing the Quantum®-equipped Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America when he claimed a round-the-world victory in 2003. “Back then,” says Van Liew, “we were essentially using high-performance cruising sails made of woven Spectra. They were bomb-proof and did the job very well.” Based on that experience and Quantum’s work in the Open 50 and 60 classes and TP52s, Van Liew says the team decided to re-engage with Quantum.

Citing the reliability of Quantum’s advanced membrane technology, Van Liew specified Fusion M® membrane sails with a Carbon/Twaron fiber blend. The sails were developed with Quantum’s iQ Technology® and manufactured at Quantum facilities in Malaysia, Spain and the US. The membrane sails feature the same, high-quality laminate made for all Fusion M® sails plus an offshore finishing package calling for specially engineered details to withstand the rigors of round-the-world sailing.

More photos and Part II of the interview with Brad Van Liew will be posted on the Quantum News Page: http://www.quantumsails.com/News/

 

The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the oldest single-handed round the world yacht race. Run every 4 years since 1982, the race is the longest and toughest event for any individual in any sport. The race is a series of five high-pressure ocean sprints within a marathon circumnavigation. The 30,000 route takes the sailors from La Rochelle FR to Cape Town SA, then onto Wellington NZ, Punta del Este Uruguay, Charleston USA and back to La Rochelle FR, for the finish. For further VELUX 5 OCEANS images go to www.w-w-i.com/velux_5_oceans_2010_race/ 
For media enquiries contact: Sarah Hames at: shames@velux5oceans.com or call her on + 44 (0)7813 009 783. For content related enquiries contact info@w-w-i.com on call +44 (0)845 900 2 900. This image is copyright Ainhoa Sanchez/VELUX 5 OCEANS. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of this image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact info@w-w-i.com The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the oldest single-handed round the world yacht race. Run every 4 years since 1982, the race is the longest and toughest event for any individual in any sport. The race is a series of five high-pressure ocean sprints within a marathon circumnavigation. The 30,000 route takes the sailors from La Rochelle FR to Cape Town SA, then onto Wellington NZ, Punta del Este Uruguay, Charleston USA and back to La Rochelle FR, for the finish. For further VELUX 5 OCEANS images go to www.w-w-i.com/velux_5_oceans_2010_race/ 
For media enquiries contact: Sarah Hames at: shames@velux5oceans.com or call her on + 44 (0)7813 009 783. For content related enquiries contact info@w-w-i.com on call +44 (0)845 900 2 900. This image is copyright Ainhoa Sanchez/VELUX 5 OCEANS. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of this image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact info@w-w-i.com The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the oldest single-handed round the world yacht race. Run every 4 years since 1982, the race is the longest and toughest event for any individual in any sport. The race is a series of five high-pressure ocean sprints within a marathon circumnavigation. The 30,000 route takes the sailors from La Rochelle FR to Cape Town SA, then onto Wellington NZ, Punta del Este Uruguay, Charleston USA and back to La Rochelle FR, for the finish. For further VELUX 5 OCEANS images go to www.w-w-i.com/velux_5_oceans_2010_race/ 
For media enquiries contact: Sarah Hames at: shames@velux5oceans.com or call her on + 44 (0)7813 009 783. For content related enquiries contact info@w-w-i.com on call +44 (0)845 900 2 900. This image is copyright Ainhoa Sanchez/VELUX 5 OCEANS. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of this image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact info@w-w-i.com