Grenada (December 15, 2016) – Reichel/Pugh would like to congratulate the Marten 72 Aragon, owned by Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder. Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 Royal Ocean Racing Club Transatlantic Race and winner of the IRC Zero class. We look forward to following the Aragon team’s future success.
The Marten 72 was designed by Reichel/Pugh in 2004 and over ten years later continues delivering winning performance.
Aragon’s victory marks yet another success for Reichel/Pugh designs on this course, following the R/P 78’ Lupa of London’s overall win of the inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race in 2014.
Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder’s Marten 72, Aragon (NED) crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina © RORC/Arthur Daniel
The youngest sailor in the RORC Transatlantic Race, 18-year old Anna Van Nieuwland was at the helm of her Father’s Marten 72, Aragon as the team crossed the line in Grenada © RORC/Arthur Daniel