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Reichel/Pugh-designed 72’ Alfa Romeo Wins 48th Barcolana Regatta

October 18, 2016 · Posted by kate

Trieste, Italy (October 9, 2016) – Reichel/Pugh wishes to congratulate the skipper and crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed 72’ Alfa Romeo as the overall winner of the 48th edition of the annual Barcolana Regatta out of 1107 entries.

overall results

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Alfa Romeo 72’, sometimes known as Shockwave, has an epic history of winning;
2009 – Alfa Romeo 3 – winner of the Maxi Rolex Cup – Mini Maxi Racing Division
2010 – Shockwave – Overall winner of the Giraglia Race – 243 nm
2012 – Shockwave – Overall winner of the Racing Division of Bermuda Race – 635nm
2014 – Shockwave – Overall winner of the Caribbean 600 – 600nm
2014 – Shockwave – Line honors winner & Overall winner of the racing Division of the Bermuda Race – 635nm

About the race
The Barcolana was founded in 1969 thanks to the initiative of the yacht club Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano. It has always taken place on the second Sunday of October to end the season of the yacht club, and therefore its full name is Barcolana Autumn Cup Regatta. The race takes place on a 15-mile four-sided, fixed mark course. The starting line is between the Miramare Castle and the seat of the Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano and the finish line is in the waters just off Piazza Unità d’Italia.

Historical note of Reichel/Pugh and Barcolana
Tuesday October 14th 2008Neville Crichton’s maxi Alfa Romeo 100 strikes again
The Reichel/Pugh designed 100’ maxi yacht Alfa Romeo was first across the line in this weekend’s 40th edition of Barcolana, setting a new record: she’s the first yacht to have notched up five wins in five entries (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008) in this historic event organised by Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano.
Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

All photography © Carlo Borlenghi

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130′ My Song Sets the Tone for Performance Superyachting

October 10, 2016 · Posted by kate

Reichel/Pugh has collaborated with Baltic Yachts, Nauta Design and MCM project management to produce one of the most remarkable state-of-the-art, all carbon superyachts ever launched. My Song is not only the latest high performance, genuine multi-role super sailing yacht to be launched by Baltic Yachts, but she also benefits from a plethora of new ideas taking the cruiser/racer genre to a new level. She oozes innovation.


With naval architecture and engineering by San Diego-based Reichel/Pugh, stunning interior, exterior and conceptual design by Nauta Design and project management by Nigel Ingram of MCM, My Song was launched on time and completed sailing trials successfully in Finland before heading for the Mediterranean to debut at the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta. Read More …

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RP130 My Song Technical Article Featured in Seahorse Magazine

September 30, 2016 · Posted by kate

The superyacht circuit grows with every new season, as do the demands for better sailing performance. Always on top of the aesthetics, for their new 130-footer Reichel/Pugh were inevitably pressed hard to deliver some rigorous performance targets. Read on as RP Designer, Naval Architect and Structural Engineer David Oliver writes about how he got his first grey hairs…

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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Preview

September 21, 2016 · Posted by kate

LesVoilesSaint Tropez, France (September 24 – October 2, 2016) Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is a regatta held annually the last week of September on the Mediterranean. The town of Saint Tropez, on the south coast of France, plays host to an incredible gathering of classic wooden yachts, high-tech modern superyachts, as well as a variety of production and custom boats of all sizes. In all, more than 300 boats will race next week in the gulf of Saint Tropez from September 24th to October 2nd in this classic regatta. Read More …

Throwback Thursday / Bladerunner

September 15, 2016 · Posted by kate

Wishing all Rolex Big Boat Series competitors a week of lively racing in San Francisco!

48’ Bladerunner, a 1984 Big Boat Series champion, and one of our first designs was built here in San Diego by OB Boatworks. Bladerunner was owned & skippered by Bill Twist of San Francisco. The photo was taken by Sharon Green off Honolulu during the 1986 Kenwood Cup. Launched in 1984 Bladerunner took 1st place in Class in ‘84 and ‘85 Long Beach Race Week, ’84 Big Boat Series (perhaps considered the heyday of the BBS), ’85 Rolex Cup, ’85 Block Island Race Week, ’86 Round the State race and ’87 Transpac. The Reichel/Pugh team had some great racing on the Bladerunner along with epic shore-side events… Bladerunner went on to be renamed Flyer and is owned by of EC-six carbon rigging designer Rob Sjostedt of Irvine, CA. Our original drawings were recently pulled as Rob makes restoration plans. Read More …

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