We have added a new section on our temporary blog with renderings, concept drawings and photos from the recent trials and launch of the Aquila RP 45 Racer/Cruiser. Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design was responsible for the design and engineering of this new and exciting production Racer/Cruiser. The Aquila RP45 Racer/Cruiser composite structure was engineered by Reichel/Pugh in full compliance with ISO 12215 and the latest ISAF OSR Scantling Plan Approval requirements for Category 1 racing and Plan Approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
Please visit the Recently Launched Section on the left of the postings to access photos of the yacht sailing and of the interior and exterior details.
More information can also be found on our May 2011 posting.
Click to visit the Aquila Sailing Yachts website.
The Aquila RP 45 was built by the Hangzhou Sino-Eagle Leopard Yacht Companyin Fuyang, P.R China.
Bella Mente Finishes First in the 2011 Transpac Race, Winning the Barn Door Trophy and setting a New Course Record.
Congratulations Hap Fauth and the crew of the Mini Maxi Bella Mente for their record setting performance in the 2011 Transpac Race.
Transpacific Yacht Club, Hawaii, USA (July 15th, lato 2011) – Hap Fauth’s Reichel/Pugh designed and New England Boatworks built Mini Maxi Bella Mente crossed the finish line off Diamond Head, Hawaii at 05:34:28 HST finishing first in the 46th runnning of the 2225 nautical mile Transpac Race. Hap Fauth’s East Coast based Bella showed the best from the West the way to Hawaii with a blistering pace of 13.59 knots given the conditions were moderate to light. Bella won the unique Transpacific Yacht Club Perpetual Trophy – a 3.5′ x 4′ plaque of hand carved Hawaiian Koa wood – better know as the ‘Barn Door’ traditionally awarded to the fixed keel cheap mlb jerseys monohull yacht employing no SA3D stored energy with the fastest elapsed time. Bella Mente set a New Barn Door course record of 6 days, 19 hours 39 minutes 28 seconds beating the record of 7 days and 11 hours set in 1999 by Roy Disney’s RP75, Pyewacket the III. Bella Mente won the 2009 Mini cheap nfl jerseys Maxi Season Championship.
Click to view video of the race finish.
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PHOTO © Sharon Green 2011
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Highlights of the Reichel/Pugh Transpac History
2009 Alfa Romeo – Neville Raising Crichton’s Canting Keel Alfa Romeo RP100 set a new course record of 5 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes with an average speed of 16.5 knots and fastest day’s run cheap mlb jerseys of 430.97nm.
2005 Morning Glory – Hasso Plattner’s Canting Keel RP86 set a new course record of 6 days, 16 hours, 4minutes with an average speed of 13.6 knots and a record 24 hour run of 393nm.
2005 Rosebud – Roger Sturgeon’s RP TP52 Design wins 1st Overall Fleet Corrected Time.
2003 Pegasus – Philippe Kahn’s RP77 wins the Barn Door Trophy with a course time of 7 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes with an average speed of 12.1 knots & record 24 IRC52 hour run of 365nm.
2001 Pegasus – Philippe Kahn’s RP77 wins the Barn Door Trophy Remembrance with a course time of 8 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes with an average speed of 11.44 wholesale mlb jerseys knots.
1999 Pyewacket – Roy E Disney Sr.’s. RP75 wins the Barn Door Trophy and sets a new course record of 7 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes with an average speed of 12.38 knots.
1989 Taxi Dancer – Mitch Rouse’s RP68 wins 1st Place cheap nfl jerseys corrected time 70′ ULDB Class.
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