In the Press


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

July 27, 2017

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 …


Share: share_email share_lin share_twit share_fb


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

July 22, 2017

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 …


Reichel/Pugh Designs Lead the Chicago-Mackinac Race

July 18, 2017

Mackinac Island, Michigan (July 18, 2017) – Congratulations to David and Peter Askew’s Wizard Racing (RP Design No. 191) for winning the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac (289.4nm) with the fastest monohull corrected time of 38:45:04. Wizard was closely followed by another Reichel/Pugh design, Bob Hughes’ Heartbreaker (RP Design No. 184), which placed 2nd overall. Read More …


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.

Back to top