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 46th edition of the annual Barcolana Regatta out of 1107 entries.
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 2008 – Neville 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