The Quantum Racing crew came ashore today at the Marina of Portimao having secured the overall Audi MedCup Circuit 2008 title. 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 an unassaibale lead of 52.2 points over second placed Bribon with no more than three races possible Saturday for the 15 boat fleet.
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.
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.