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My Song Continues to Set the Tone for Performance Superyacting as She Triumphs at the 2018 LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA

June 14, 2018 · Posted by David Oliver

Porto Cervo (June 13, 2018) – The 130’ MY SONG built by Baltic, designed by Reichel Pugh and Nauta, achieved three first places in three races claiming first overall in Class “A”. MY SONG also claimed the Silver Jubilee Trophy, reserved for the top superyacht from both classes over 100 feet long, and the award for the top placed yacht owned by a YCCS member.

Organized by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in the waters of Porto Cervo in Sardinia, the “Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta” offered a spectacular show, with some hard-fought races following the first days when races were cancelled due to lack of wind. Owner Pier Luigi Loro Piana commented, “Sardinia in this season is always fantastic, and today has made up to everyone present for the uncertainties of the first few days. I’m also sorry for the many owners who were unable to be present for this edition, and I would like to take this opportunity to invite them here for the next one. Finally, I want to thank my crew for the great job they did on tuning the boat, they deserve the credit for this victory.”

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2018

Reichel/Pugh collaborated with Baltic Yachts, Nauta Design, Gurit and MCM project management to produce one of the most remarkable state-of-the-art, all carbon superyachts ever launched. My Song is not only the latest high-performance, genuine multi-role super sailing yacht to be launched by, but she also benefits from a plethora of new ideas taking the cruiser/racer genre to a new level. Read about the technical side in the Seahorse Magazine article Not Simple as RP Designer, Naval Architect and Structural Engineer David Oliver writes about how he got his first grey hairs.

This past winter, My Song won the International Superyacht Society’s 2017 award for the Best Sailing Yacht between 24m and 40m, which followed wins in the World Superyacht Awards for Best Sailing Yacht between 30m and 39.9m and at the Showboats Design Awards in which she was voted Most Innovative Sailing Yacht and took the Best Exterior Design and Styling award.

130′ My Song
Naval Architecture and Engineering: Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Nauta Yachts, Milan
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Project Management: Nigel Ingram, MCM

video courtesy of Boat International Media group
Photos courtesy YCCS/Carlo Borlenghi and Ingrid Abery

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 …

R/P Designs Victorious at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth

April 17, 2017 · Posted by kate

Saint Barthélemy (April 10-15, 2017) This past weekend the eighth edition of the annual Les Voiles de Saint-Barth concluded with three victorious Reichel/Pugh designs. Maltese Southern Wind 94 Windfall, Reichel/Pugh Design No. 205 and the second launched SW94, was the Maxi 2 Class Winner under tactician Ian Walker and helm Nelson Moore. The Dutch Marten 72 Aragon, R/P Design No. 158, was second in the Maxi 2 Class under skipper Nico LeCarpentier. Also on the water were four Reichel/Pugh-designed Melges 24s with a class win by local Team Island Water World. The Reichel/Pugh team wishes warm congratulations to all competitors. The next edition is slated for April 9-14, 2018.

Click for more at the official regatta site and Facebook page

Film by: Air Vide et Eau productions

Reichel/Pugh’s Iconic Design 146 Heads Home for a Major Revamp

April 13, 2017 · Posted by kate

OVER TEN YEARS AFTER LAUNCH R/P DESIGN 146 PREPARES TO TAKE ON THE 2017 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART
built by McConaghy Boats, Sydney

The R/P team has been commissioned to update the new 100’ Black Jack and is currently conducting a comprehensive CFD study to develop new foils for the 2003 design. Modifications will be completed by McConaghy Boats, Sydney and the boat will compete in Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s July, 384nm Sydney-Southport race in full Black Jack livery as a tune for the December’s showdown to Hobart against Wild Oats X1 and other contesting Maxis’.

Originally commissioned by Neville Crichton, Reichel/Pugh’s first 100’, the canting ballast Alfa Romeo was designed in 2003 and launched for the 2005 Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race. Alfa Romeo 100 took 2nd place in that Hobart to Bob Oatley’s R/P-designed line honors winner Wild Oats X1. Alfa Romeo then headed to Europe to relentlessly set records before heading back to Australia in 2009, but not before setting a new Transpac Race record along the way. Once back in Australia, Crichton’s impeccably prepared Alfa Romeo again faced a rematch with her near sister-ship Wild Oats X1—this time soundly trouncing the Wild Oats for Hobart line honors in 2009.

These two Reichel/Pugh 100-footers dominated the Maxi scene for over a decade with Wild Oats taking line honors in the Sydney Hobart race a record 8 times, winning twice overall on corrected time and beating the course record twice.

After the 2009 Hobart race Alfa was sold to a European owner, renamed Esimit Europa and continued to dominated big boat racing in Europe for five years.

 

Australian, Peter Harburg has purchased the Esimit Europa to bring her home as his new Black Jack. Reichel/Pugh welcomes Peter back into the family, having owned the 66’ canting ballast pocket maxi Black Jack who took 3rd overall in the 2012 Sydney Hobart race and 1st overall ORCi.

The R/P design team is honored to be updating their design, which has dominated for so long. These designs are further proof of the innovation and longevity that comes with the R/P brand.

Press Release

Photo credits / Guido Trombetta, Carlo Borlenghi, Andrea Francolini, Daniel Forster

Featured above / The Rolex Spirit of Yachting film featuring the 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is coming soon. This 25-minute documentary will cover the action, highlights and memorable moments of one of the world’s most respected and revered offshore races. Witness this record-breaking race from behind the scenes, with exclusive footage of the yachts in action and interviews with the key players. Fore more details visit: rolexsydneyhobart.com

Video: Launch of the R/P Baltic 130 Custom

June 29, 2016 · Posted by kate

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

 


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