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GALATEIA and MAGIC CARPET³ 1st and 2nd for the 2017 Wally Championship

October 10, 2017 · Posted by David Oliver

The Reichel/Pugh-designed 100’ Wallycento’s GALATEIA and MAGIC CARPET³ take 1st and 2nd place in the 2017 Wally Championship!

There was no better venue than Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, amongst the world’s most beautiful classic and modern yachts and 4,000 international sailors, for the Reichel/Pugh-designed WallyCento GALATEIA to conclude its racing season by winning the overall 2017 Wally Championship. In addition to Les Voiles, the complete season included Palmavela in Palma de Mallorca, and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (Galateia took 2nd in class / 10-boat fleet) and Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (1st in class / 11-boat fleet), both in Porto Cervo.

In an interview for Wally about their win at the 2017 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup earlier in the season, the owner of Galateia explained they have been on an enormously steep learning curve to succeed, “We are only in our second year and we had a pretty uneven season last year. We made a few changes to the boat and the crew has spent an inordinate amount of time together preparing. For the hard work, the credit goes to them. It’s like the 10,000 hours’ concept. It takes time and a lot of practice, and we are still getting better. I have learned one or two huge lessons… never give up and be patient.” When asked what it meant to win, “It means so much.”

Aboard Galateia for the season was Reichel/Pugh Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale who explained that, “Over the winter the R/P design office worked closely with North Sails to optimize the boat for the season. The boat was meticulously prepared and the team put in many days practicing and improving. We came close at the Loro Piana regatta finishing second to Magic Carpet 3. Winning the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was a great reward for everyone’s hard work. This win is a tremendous result for the owner and team on Galateia.”

The Reichel/Pugh designed WallyCento MAGIC CARPET³, with Jim Pugh aboard, raced to 1st place in the Wally Class’s 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and placed 2nd in the Wally Season’s championship tied with the 80’ Lyra. Magic Carpet³ owned by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones was launched in 2012 and won the 2014 Wally Championship winning three of the five regattas of that season. After taking line honors in 2014, Magic Carpet took line and overall honors in offshore Mediterranean Classic the Giraglia Race.

Galateia was designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh, built by Green Marine and launched in 2015.

Additional Press and Results

36 Class Wins in 20 Years at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 13, 2017 · Posted by kate

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Porto Cervo, Italy (September 3-9, 2017) – The 2017 edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup marks 20 years of participation by Reichel/Pugh boats, and in that time our designs have amassed 36 Class wins. Competing divisions range from the Maxi 72 class, which competes for its World Championship during the event, to the Supermaxi division for yachts over 30.5 meters.

Reichel/Pugh-designed and Green Marine-built Galateia decisively earned a Maxi Yacht Rolex title in the 11-boat WallyCento Class. Read More …

Lucky Earns Line Honors at the 2017 XIII Palermo-Montecarlo Race

August 29, 2017 · Posted by kate

Montecarlo (August 26, 2017) – Bryon Ehrhart’s RP63 LUCKY took line honors and the ORC Division win with a time of 66h 46m 3s over 500nm at the XIII Palermo-Montecarlo Race for the Giuseppe Tasca d’Almerita Trophy. LUCKY, formerly LOKI, was designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh, constructed by McConaghy Boats and won overall in the grueling Sydney-Hobart in 2011 and Transatlantic Race in 2015. Next up for Lucky will be the 28th edition of the Maxi World Championship beginning September 3, 2017. Read More …

Claude’s Career Opens with a Win

August 28, 2017 · Posted by kate

California (August 25-27, 2017) – Congratulations to Dr. Hasso Plattner and his team for the overall win (and PHRF A division win) as they made their racing debut at the 2017 Long Point Race Week aboard their brand new Reichel/Pugh-designed and engineered / Baltic-built 68’ Performance Cruiser Claude 2. In addition, Alec Oberschmidt’s Reichel/Pugh-designed 50′ Staghound won PHRF B division and took 2nd overall. Read More …

TAVATUY Wins the Melges 32 Worlds

August 26, 2017 · Posted by kate

Cala Galera, Italy (August 26, 2017) — Congratulations go out to the 2017 Melges 32 World Champions (RUS 223) TAVATUY with Pavel Kuznetsov, tactician Evgeny Neugodnikov, Konstantin Besputin, Egor Koniukhovskii, Oleg Krivov, Alexander Patrushev, Anton Sergeev and Valeriy Zatsarinskiy. The first place Corinthian boat was Francesco Graziani’s (ITA 194) VITAMINA. This event completes the inaugural Melges 32 World League Series won by Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio’s (MON 181) G-Spot Sailing Team. Martin Reintjes’(ITA 186) Caipirinha Sailing Team is the Melges World League Champion in the Corinthian Division. Read More …


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