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Reichel/Pugh Designs Win at Long Point Race Week

August 28, 2018 · Posted by David Oliver

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!

The annual Long Point Race Week Invitational Regatta hosted by Balboa & Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs was held in Newport Beach, CA and Catalina Island, August 24-26, 2018. Three races were run, Newport Beach to Long Point, Catalina, then a buoy race at Ship Rock, Catalina, followed by the race back to Newport Beach.

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Come Aboard Claude
Launched in October 2016, one of the newest Reichel/Pugh projects is the slippery 68′ Performance Cruiser. The yacht was designed for cruising short-handed along the southern California coastline with the ability to comfortably overnight in Catalina Island harbors and other nearby weekend destinations. While comfort and aesthetics were the priority, the owner was also focused on a performance design that would offer fast rides in the southern California thermal breezes. The result is hi-tech composite structure with a beautiful functional interior by Nauta, Milan, Italy.

Naval Architecture and Engineering by Reichel/Pugh
Construction by Baltic Yachts, Finland
Interior and Deck Design by Reichel/Pugh
Interior Style by Nauta Design, Italy

Title photo courtesy of Bronny Daniels / Joysailing
Interior photos courtesy of Baltic Yachts

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RP Maxis Dominate 33rd Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race (384nm)

July 31, 2018 · Posted by kate

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia/Southport Yacht Club, Sydney-Australia, 384nm (July 28th – 31, 2018) – Congratulations to the owners and crews of the Reichel/Pugh designed yachts competing in the 2018 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race Offshore Classic.

  • Reichel/Pugh 40’ Chutzpah – Overall Winner
  • Reichel/Pugh 100’ Black Jack – Line Honours
  • Reichel/Pugh 100’ Wild Oats XI – 2nd on Elapsed Time
  • Reichel/Pugh 63’ Voodoo
  • Reichel/Pugh 51’ Primitive Cool
  • Reichel/Pugh Marten 49’ Yarrandi

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John Reichel And Naval Architect David Oliver Were All Smiles At The Inaugural Melges 14 Nationals

June 19, 2018 · Posted by David Oliver

Geneva Lake, Wisconsin (June 17, 2018) – Reichel/Pugh Founder John Reichel and Naval Architect and Structural Engineer David Oliver were all smiles at the inaugural Melges 14 Nationals held held June 15-17. The event helped to continue to solidify the class as the premier high-performance one-design racing boat just three years after its introduction. Already honored as Sailing World’s 2016 Boat of the Year – Best Dinghy the class attracted over 30 entrants from around the country including Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. Read More …

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Andrea Racchelli and Team Altea are the 2018 Melges 24 World Champions

June 10, 2018 · Posted by David Oliver

Victoria, BC (June 9, 2018) – Reichel/Pugh wishes to congratulate all competitors at the 2018 Melges 24 Worlds! 

Now in its 25th year, the class still boasts one of the most competitive fleets in the world. This year the new Victoria International Marina was host to a fleet of 41 teams from five nations, racing a 10-race World Championship series.

Italian Andrea Racchelli’s Altea and his crew Filippo Togni, GaudenzioBomni, Matteo Ramian, Michele Gregoratto are the 2018 Melges World Champions. Alan Field’s WTF took silver, followed by Bruce Ayres’ Monsoon, both from the United States. Read More …

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Peter Harburg’s R/P 100’ Black Jack Smashes Brisbane To Gladstone Race Record With An Average Speed Of 22.48 Knots

April 2, 2018 · Posted by David Oliver

Queensland, AUS (March 31, 2018) – Congratulations to Black Jack Yachting (Reichel/Pugh 100) for slicing 3.5 hours off the previous record by setting a new course time of 00:16:53:57 in the historic 70th edition of the race. The Brisbane to Gladstone is a 308nm race held annually on Good Friday and is hosted by the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club. The sixty-nine-year history of the race has made it one of Australia’s flagship offshore races. It is an icon of Queensland and the highest profile Easter Weekend sporting event setting sail from Moreton Bay on Good Friday annually. Read More …

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