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RP100 Black Jack Takes Line Honors in The Brisbane to Gladstone Race

April 21, 2019

RP100 Black Jack is Winner of 2019 Brisbane to Gladstone Line Honors and Four Cities Cup for best performing yacht.

Queensland, Australia (April 20, 2019) – 100’ SuperMaxi Black Jack took line honors in the 71st Brisbane to Gladstone with a time of 16 hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds—just 2 minutes and 36 seconds outside the 14-year record it broke last year. It was the sixth consecutive Brisbane to Gladstone line-honors victory for last year’s runner-up in the Sydney to Hobart and it marked eight wins for Black Jack’s owner Peter Harburg since 2009. Read More …


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

April 21, 2019

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 Read More …


Melges 24 Boat of the Week at Charleston Race Week

April 14, 2019

Travis Weisleder and Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team are Sperry Charleston Race Week 2019 Champions!

Charleston, South Carolina (April 14, 2019) – Skipper Travis Weisleder and his Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team clinched the win in the Melges 24 class at the 2019 Sperry Charleston Race Week, which concluded under strong winds with very tight racing. The event fielded 266 entries, 37 of them Melges 24s, and Weisleder was further rewarded with the perpetual trophy — the Charleston Race Week Cup for best overall performance by a one-design entry.
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Rombelli is 2019 Melges 20 World Champion, Joyce is Corinthian

April 8, 2019

The winner of the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship is Alessandro Rombelli and the STIG team of Francesco Bruni, Giorgio Tortarolo, and Tea Faoro!

Reichel/Pugh sends best wishes to all competitors at the 2019 Melges 20 Worlds.

MIAMI (April 7, 2019) — Twenty-two teams representing nine countries sailed the 2019 Melges 20 World Championship held April 4-7 hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami, Florida on Biscayne Bay. Alessandro Rombelli and the Italian STIG team of Francesco Bruni, Giorgio Tortarolo, and Tea Faoro can call themselves world champions! In the all-amatuer Corinthian division, the World title goes to Rhonda Joyce and the GRINNING STREAK team of Jeremy Edwards and Tony Bowman. Read More …


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

March 25, 2019

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 …

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