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Reichel/Pugh Designs Triumph at Les Voiles de St. Barth

April 21, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

St. Barths (April 21, 2019) — Launched in 2010, Les Voiles de St. Barth is an event created specifically to keep the long, colorful history of racing on the island vibrant — building on Loulou’s Regatta back in the 1970’s with its 100 sailboats to the Transat AG2R, the Route du Rose, and the St Barth Bucket Regatta. The 2019 regatta marked the 10th anniversary and fielded scores of teams across nine classes, despite the remaining traces of hurricane Irma, which ravaged the island in September 2017.

Dominating the Maxi Class 2 for the third year was Windfall’s Michael “Mick” Cotter, who humbly attributes much of their success to luck, however this was Mick’s seventh Les Voiles. The Reichel/Pugh-designed production 94’ Windfall was built by Southern Wind, with interiors by Nauta Yachts, Milan and launched in 2013. Results


Summer Storm a Reichel/Pugh Marten 49 owned by Andrew Berdon took 1st place in CSA Class 2 with six perfect races. “It’s really nice to have a solid team that has sailed together before,” said Bannatyne, four-time Volvo Ocean Race winner. “As tactician and coach of the team, it’s nice that throughout the week I could challenge the crew with aggressive sail changes and such. They responded brilliantly, and it made a big difference for us.” Results

Sergio Sagramosa’s Melges 32 Lazy Dog won CSA Class 3 also with a perfect scoreline of six race wins to finish 10 points ahead of the fleet. Hope-Ross’ Melges 32 Kick ‘em Jenny 2 was 3rd. Results


In CSA class 5 Fritz Bus’s Melges 24 Team Island Water World took 2nd place. Results

The 2020 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille is planned for April 12 – 18, 2020.

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Winning Style | R/P Superyacht Wins Overall at St. Barths

March 25, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

Hetairos 200’ Ketch Wins the St. Barths Bucket Overall. My Song Wins Final Race for 3rd in Class one point behind Hetairos.

My Song and Hetairos approaching finishing of Race 3 – St. Barths Bucket 2019

Gustavia (March 24, 2019) – On the final day of racing at the St. Barths Bucket, Reichel/Pugh Superyachts My Song and Hetairos took first and second place. Hetairos’ win in the first race of the regatta was a good omen as she went on to earn the overall Bucket for winning within the most competitive class. John Reichel raced on a different R/P design each day: Nilaya, Hetairos and Visione, with partner Jim Pugh sailing on the My Song. Read More …

Nilaya is First In Class at the 2019 Superyacht Challenge Antigua

February 4, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

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Antigua_TransparentAntigua (February 3, 2019) – The ninth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua kicked off the 2019 superyacht regatta season and featured four races for six 24 to 44m yachts all racing under the superyacht rule ORCsy.

The Reichel/Pugh-designed 112’ Nilaya, helmed by owner Filip Balcaen, took 1st place in Class C: Corsairs. Nilaya was built by Baltic Yachts and launched in 2010. Read More …

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Reichel/Pugh Designs Showcasing at the Monaco Yacht Show

September 23, 2018 · Posted by kate

The 28th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show starts this Wednesday and runs through four days showcasing the top superyacht builders, suppliers, brokerage firms and yacht designers.

Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design will be represented at this year’s show by the award winning 130’ My Song.

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Reichel/Pugh 68 Fast Performance Cruiser To Be Built By Baltic Yachts

June 19, 2018 · Posted by kate

One of the newest Reichel/Pugh projects is a custom 68′ Fast Performance Cruiser to be built by Baltic Yachts in Finland.

The yacht is designed for short-handed long-distance offshore cruising with the ability to very comfortably overnight at weekend destinations. While comfort and aesthetics are the priority, the owner is also focused on a performance design that can excel on the race course. The result is a hi-tech composite structure with a gorgeous interior that will no-doubt provide a highly-rewarding sailing experience.

Reichel/Pugh President Jim Pugh explains that, “The all-carbon composite, fixed keel, twin-rudder sloop with a powerful square-top main ensure exceptional performance on the race course. A captive winch-controlled mainsheet and powered winches provide safe and easy sail handling while cruising with a pin head main and furling jib.” Read More …


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