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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.

Barcolana Overall Results

The Reichel/Pugh team designs for performance longevity and has unparalleled success at producing some of the world’s most distinctive, most enduring and consistently rewarding sailing yachts including designs that have continuously won major regattas over several decades. The Morning Glory 86 set distance records a decade ago in both the Newport to Bermuda Race and Transpac, as well as more recently podiumed at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and won the 49th Barcolana last year. Past Barcolana winners also include the Reichel/Pugh-designed 72’ Alfa Romeo, formerly Shockwave, which also won the Maxi Rolex Cup, Giraglia Race, Bermuda Race (multiple times), and the Caribbean 600.

 
About the Barcolana
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. The race is notable for having the largest international fleet, this year with a record 2,689 boats on the starting line.

More Regatta History

All photography © Carlo Borlenghi / Studio Borlenghi

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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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 kate

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 kate

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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