In the Press


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

July 27, 2017

Helsinki, Finland

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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An R/P Icon Relaunches: Introducing the new Black Jack 100

July 18, 2017

Following design modifications by Reichel/Pugh and McConaghy Boats to the new Black Jack’s hull, appendages and sail plan, the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in nine days will be their first critical test and tune up for the 2017 Sydney/Hobart. Behind the scenes, Peter Harburg’s Black Jack campaign, headed by Mark Bradford and Alex Nolan, is putting in thousands of hours of detailed preparation for the Rolex Sydney Hobart in December. Follow the launch at Black Jack Yachting with images in thanks to Andrea Francolini Photography. Read More …


RP TP52 Team Vision Future Wins 2017 IRC European Championship

July 12, 2017

Marseille, France

Congratulations Dr. Jean-Jacques Chaubard’s Team Vision Future – TP 52! Reichel/Pugh Design No. 197 has won the 2017 IRC European Championship – Class 0 in Marseille.

Click to read the “Smallest winner crowned IRC European Champion” article by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.


Honoring Devoted Friend and Humble Colleague Doug Peterson

July 2, 2017

Remembering a student, a master and historian of yacht design, a devoted friend and humble colleague in Doug Peterson. It has been an honor to work alongside his genius. His life and revolutionary impact on the world of yacht design will continue to be an inspiration for our studio as we honor his legacy. Read More …

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R/P Trio at the 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

June 5, 2017

Porto Cervo, Italy (June 4, 2017) – The ninth annual 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and Boat International Media, opened the Mediterranean superyacht calendar and was graced by three of the lastest R/P superyachts:

MY SONG, Sail: ITA 2311, Class: Superyacht, Length: 39.6m, Builder: Baltic Yacht, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Nauta
GALATEIA, Sail: CAY 1002, Class: WallyCento, Length: 30.48m, Builder: Green Marine, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Wally
MAGIC CARPET 3, Sail: GBR 1001R, Class: WallyCento, Length: 30.5m, Builder: Wally, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Wally Read More …

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