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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 kate

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.

Additional news can be found at
The Northern Star | Sailing Records Are Set In A Brilliant 70th
Sail-World | QantasLink 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

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Reichel/Pugh-Nauta 112’ Nilaya – Built by Baltic Yachts – Helmed by Owner – Dominates the St Barths Bucket Regatta with Triple Class Wins!

March 21, 2018 · Posted by kate

St Barths (March 20, 2018) – This past weekend, 26 of the world’s finest sailing yachts gathered for the renowned three-day St Barths Bucket Regatta. Reichel/Pugh-designed 112′ Nilaya won the most competitive Les Gazelles des Mers class and was awarded the overall prize; the Bucket. R/P’s iconic 147’ Visione also built by Baltic took second and also won the All-Star Crew Award following nominations from each yacht for the most professional service, the best camaraderie, teamwork, and respect. As the regatta organizers said: “This is the yacht that everyone wants to work on!” Visione was the overall winner of the Bucket in 2015. Read More …

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Wild Oats X1 Record Ninth Rolex Sydney Hobart Line Honors Victory Overturned, Comanche Declared Winner

December 27, 2017 · Posted by kate

Hobart, Tasmania (December 28, 2017) – Congratulations to Jim Cooney and crew of Comanche for being awarded line honors and the new course record in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. It was a tremendous battle between Comanche and Wild Oats XI. We are hopeful to see many more in futures races. We also would like to congratulate and cheer on all the crews who battled for the Tattersall Cup. Without these competitors the race would not be the spectacle that it is! Reichel/Pugh competitor’s included: the Oatley’s RP 100′ Wild Oats XI and RP 66′ Wild Oats X, Peter Harburg’s RP 100′ Black Jack, Bruce Taylor’s RP 40′ Chutzpah, and Tony Walton’s RP 46′ Hartbreaker.

Hobart, Tasmania (December 27, 2017) – Late Thursday evening,  the 12-year-old Reichel/Pugh-designed 100′ Wild Oats X1 took line honors for the ninth time since launching in 2005. Wild Oats achievement was quite remarkable, having trailed Jim Cooney’s much newer Comanche much of the race they found plenty of speed in the windy downwind conditions and in the light air up Tasmania’s River Derwent. Wild Oats XI smashed last year’s record of one day 13hrs 31mins 20secs by after passing Comanche and crossing the Castray Esplanade finish line 26 minutes and 24 seconds ahead, in the new time of one day 8hrs 48mins 50secs, taking 4hrs 42mins 30secs off Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL’s record. This is a record ninth line honours for Wild Oats and a third record as nobody in the history of the race has achieved this honour before.

VIDEO | Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 – Downwind Class

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R/P Designs Have Taken Solas Big Boat Challenge Line Honors Since 2005

December 13, 2017 · Posted by kate

 

Sydney, Australia (December 12, 2017)Wild Oats XI has all but made this event their own in their final hit out before the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, dominating the Line Honours having been undefeated since 2010. The last yacht to defeat Wild Oats XI in this event, 2009 Winner Alfa Romeo, returns in 2017 as Peter Harburg’s new Black Jack and will be aiming to keep the pressure on Wild Oats XI this close to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Read More …

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

October 10, 2017 · Posted by kate

The Reichel/Pugh-designed 100’ Wallycento’s GALATEIA and MAGIC CARPET³ take 1st and 2nd place in the 2017 Wally Season’s 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. Read More …


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