Gulari crowned 2020 Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Champion

September 28, 2020 - Congratulations to Bora Gulari at the helm of New England Ropes (USA-820) as he is the 2020 Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Champion. After two events, Gulari (1-2) won the tie-breaker against second runner-up John Brown (2-1) on Blind Squirrel (USA-856). Steve Pirie’s (4-5) Rumbunctious (USA-744) finished the two-part Cup in third overall. 

Fred Rozelle (8-3) at the helm of Rustler (USA-510), and Scot Zimmerman (7-4) sailing Bad Idea (USA-717) rounded out the top five, finishing the Cup in fourth and fifth respectively.

Despite the uncertainty of 2020 due to COVID-19 and its subsequent restrictions, one thing has remained intact — the passion and dedication that fuels Melges 24 racing in the U.S.A. The Midwest district was determined to commence the inaugural Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup. 

The Melges 24 Invitational Regatta hosted by the Grand Traverse Yacht Club marked the first Quantum Great Lakes Cup event on August 15-16, 2020. Twenty-two teams participated with Gulari (R1-3-4-6), Mike Dow (R-2) on Flying Toaster (USA-613) and Pirie (R-5) grabbing the top six race wins. Other top contenders include Steve Boho at the helm of The 300 (USA-839) and Mister Tripp/Roop on Lawyers, Guns and Money (USA-121). View Full Results

The final event, the Fall Invitational, was hosted by Crescent Sail Yacht Club on September 19-20. Twelve teams  participated with six races completed. It was a tough battle between Brown (1st) and Gulari (2nd) and Midwest District Governor Rozelle (3rd). View Full Results

With results tallied for both events, Gulari won the tie-breaker to claim the first ever Quantum Great Lakes Cup title. 

TOP TEN RESULTS (FINAL - After Two Events)
1.) Bora Gulari, 199 pts.
2.) John Brown, 199 pts.
3.) Steve Pirie, 193 pts.
4.) Fred Rozelle, 191 pts.
5.) Scot Zimmerman, 191 pts.
6.) Christopher Jefferies, 186 pts.
7.) Matt Uehlein, 175 pts.
8.) C. David Phelps, 174 pts.
9.) Jerry Miller, 174 pts.
10. Steve Boho, 98 pts.
View Full 2020 Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Results

Melges 24 Quantum Sails Great Lakes Cup Series Trophy

USM2CA 2020 Melges 24 Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Trophy winners - Bora Gulari's team on New England Ropes USA820