Reichel-Pugh’s 130’ Custom Racer/Cruiser, with naval architecture and engineering completed in-house, launched at Baltic Yachts in Finland. She heads south to the Mediterranean where she will make her racing debut at Les Voiles de St. Tropez in September.
Touching Water video by Baltic Yachts
Design No. 249 – 130’ Superyacht
Construction by Baltic Yachts, Finland
Naval Architecture and Engineering by Reichel/Pugh
Interior and Deck Style by Nauta Yachts
Click to access the start of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race here and follow Reichel/Pugh’s entries: RP100 Wild Oats XI owned by Robert Oatley and skippered by Mark Richards, built by McConaghy and launched in 2005 (now retired due to torn mainsail); RP78 canting keel performance cruiser Lupa of London Read More …
How does a ten year old yacht remain at the forefront of one of the great ocean race classics?
With her distinctively slim and elegant hull, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI has taken line honours in eight out of the last ten Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races. In collaboration with Reichel/Pugh, her original builders McConaghy Boats have recently completed her most radical evolution yet. On the eve of the 628 nautical mile 2015 RSHYR on December 26th, McConaghy TV shares a film about forging this new reality. Additionally, Reichel/Pugh’s Jim Pugh breaks down the carefully calculated modifications to boost her performance in up-range conditions. Calculations that will hopefully place Wild Oats XI ahead of the 110 yacht fleet into Hobart for the ninth time in 11 starts.
Title photo from August 2015 © Andrea Francolini