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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.

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 25-27, 2017. 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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Stay tuned for more 2017 edition photos to post at joysailing.

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 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

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 …

Teams Maidollis and Taki 4 are the 2017 Melges 24 World Champions

August 4, 2017 · Posted by kate

Helsinki, Finland  (August 4, 2017) Melges 24 Worlds 2017 come to the Fin(n)ish line and the Italian flag flies over the HSK in Helsinki. Congratulations to Italian team Maidollis, the newly crowned 2017 Melges 24 World Champions. Read More …

An Interview with Two-Time Melges 24 World Champion Vince Brun

July 27, 2017 · Posted by kate

This Monday racing for the 20th edition of the 2017 Melges 24 World Championship will commence in Helsinki, Finland, comprising 59 teams from 15 nations. 33 teams will also compete for the Corinthian division title. Since the inaugural event in 1998, fifteen skippers have joined the hard-fought fraternity of World Champions. We caught up with two-time Melges 24 World Champion Vince Brun of San Diego who won the inaugural Championship in 1998 and shared his observations and experiences with the class as it has emerged to become the gold-standard for one-design racing over 20 vibrant years. Read More …


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Teams Mikey and Sunnyvale are the 2017 Melges 24 North American Champions

July 22, 2017 · Posted by kate

Cascade Locks, Oregon  (July 22, 2017) It was all smiles (and adrenaline) at the 2017 Diversified MELGES24 NorAm (North American) Championship. Mother nature generously delivered a banner week of warm and sunny planing conditions to an international fleet of MELGES24 sailors. Thanks to the river’s natural elevator the beats were trimmed and the runs extended for maximum enjoyment, which is typical for the Columbia River Gorge, one of the world’s top destinations for big-wind junkies. Read More …

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