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RORC Transatlantic Record for RP’s 130′ My Song

December 4, 2018 · Posted by kate

Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s 130′ Supermaxi My Song finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on December 4th at 17:47:11 UTC taking Monohull Line Honours. The Baltic 130 owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana, a member of the International Maxi Association (IMA), has also set a new Monohull Race Record after completing the 3,000 mile race between Lanzarote and Grenada in an elapsed time of 10 days 5 hrs 47 mins 11 secs, shaving 1hr 19mins 48 secs off the previous monohull race record set in the 2015 race by Jean-Paul Riviere’s French Finot-Conq 100, Nomad IV.

My Song, delivered in 2016 and features a rotating retractable propulsion system, high-performance keel and other innovative features. Her naval architecture and engineering is by Reichel/Pugh, Interior, deck design by Nauta Yachts of Milan, and she was built by Baltic Yachts with project management by Nigel Ingram, MCM. Following World Superyacht Awards for Best Sailing Yacht between 30m and 39.9m and the Showboats Design Awards in which she was voted Most Innovative Sailing Yacht and took the Best Exterior Design and Styling award, she also won the International Superyacht Society’s 2017 award for the Best Sailing Yacht between 24m and 40m.

It was a champagne moment for My Song’s team once alongside the dock at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis as they were greeted by marina staff and well-wishers. Nikoyan Roberts, Manager of Nautical Development for the Grenada Tourism Authority presented Pier Luigi Loro Piana with a basket of Grenadian goods, including chocolate, local spices and condiments.

RORC Race Officer Steve Cole presented Pier Luigi with the magnificent International Maxi Association Transatlantic Trophy for Monohull Line Honours and congratulated the team for setting a new race record.

“I’m tasting the Caribbean right now!” smiled Nacho Postigo, sipping an ice cold beer courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. “The conditions for the RORC Transatlantic Race were the best I have ever had. Almost every day we had very few squalls, and at night we had brilliant stars, so it was fantastic. After getting through the pressure ridge at the start, the wind was between 16-22 knots, which is perfect and really pleasant. The main objective for us was to safely get the boat to the Caribbean. After the first few days, we were 240 miles behind the record, so we just forgot about it. Then slowly we were cutting it down and in the last three days, every half an hour someone was coming to the chart table wanting to know if we were on record pace. Personally, I love coming to Grenada; the atmosphere of the island, the fantastic sailing, but especially the people who are super, super nice.”

My Song Crew for the RORC Transatlantic Race were: Pier Luigi Loro Piana, Giacomo Loro Piana, Luca Albarelli, Jaime Arbones, Andrea Balzarini, Gerri Baracchi, Giorgio Benussi, Alberto Bolzan, Ambrogio Francesco Maria Cremona Ratti, Gaetano Figlia di Granara, Andrea Forlani, Flavio Grassi, Cristian Griggio, Jose Ignacio Braquehais, Giorgio Peretti, Jacopo Piazzolla, Ignacio Postigo, Nicola Simoncelli, Vittorio Zaoli, Gabriele Zoppi.

My Song will be spending the winter cruising and racing in the Caribbean.

Title photograph courtesy of Carlo Borlenghi

Perini Navi Announces Sale of the Second 42-Meter E-VOLUTION

November 27, 2018 · Posted by kate

PERINI NAVI ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF THE SECOND 42-METER E-VOLUTION – Naval Architecture by Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design

Perini Navi, world leader in the design and construction of sailing and motor ships, announces the sale of the second 42 meter S / Y line of the E-volution line.

The new 42m S/Y, the first unit in the GTS series, has been sold to an expert European owner and will be delivered in spring 2021.

Based on the platform developed for the first 42-meter E-volution, with a concept and styling by Perini Navi and naval architecture by Reichel Pugh, this second unit combines aluminum and carbon to deliver superior performance. Read More …

Reichel/Pugh-designed 86’ Spirit of Portopiccolo Wins the Barcolana, Again!

October 15, 2018 · Posted by kate

Trieste, Italy (October 14, 2018) – Warm congratulations goes out to the skipper and crew of the Reichel/Pugh-designed, canting keel 86’ Spirit of Portopiccolo, formerly the Morning Glory, as overall winner of the 50th Barcolana Regatta. This year there was a record 2,689 boats on the starting line. More stunning photos can be found in @studioborlenghi 50th Barcolana album.
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Reichel/Pugh Designs Showcasing at the Monaco Yacht Show

September 23, 2018 · Posted by kate

The 28th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show starts this Wednesday and runs through four days showcasing the top superyacht builders, suppliers, brokerage firms and yacht designers.

Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design will be represented at this year’s show by the award winning 130’ My Song.

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Reichel/Pugh Designs Win at Long Point Race Week

August 28, 2018 · Posted by kate

California (August 24-26, 2018) – Congratulations go out to Dr. Hasso Plattner and his team for the overall win (and PHRF A division win) for the second year in a row at the 2018 Long Point Race Week aboard their Reichel/Pugh-designed and engineered / Baltic-built 68’ Performance Cruiser Claude 2. In addition, Alec Oberschmidt’s Reichel/Pugh-designed 50′ Staghound won the PHRF B division! Read More …

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