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2015 Melges 24 World Rankings

December 18, 2015

Riccardo Simoneschi Wins 2015 Melges 24 World Ranking, Miles Quinton/Geoff Carveth Claims European, Steve Boho North American and Chris Links Australasian Ranking

2015 Melges 24 World, European, North American and Australasian Ranking Results

The 2015 Melges 24 World and Continental Ranking series featured 14 events across Europe, North America and Australia including the main title event of the year – Melges 24 World Championship incorporating National Championships and major regional events all around the world. Every continent hosted 4-6 ranking series events in conclusion of which the winners of continental rankings were found out and World Ranking consisted of all events from three continental series. 213 competitors from 23 countries took part. Read More …

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WILD OATS XI Preparations Reaffirmed for the Sydney Hobart Race

December 15, 2015

Sydney, Australia (December 14, 2015) – After a perfect start in light winds at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge bash around Sydney Harbor, Bob and Sandy Oatley’s super maxi 100-foot Wild Oats XI steadily drew away from the bigger, wider, more powerful 100 footers, Ragamuffin 100 and Perpetual Loyal, on every leg of the 14 nautical mile course. In the end, 3 minutes 50 seconds separated the slim and elegant Wild Oats XI from the fleet as they crossed the finish line off the Opera House first. Read More …


NZL Coastal Classic: RP42 Rikki Wins Iconic Race

November 30, 2015

Bay of Islands, New Zealand (October 27, 2015) – The Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Devonport Wharf to Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand’s premier fleet race and has been held annually at Labour weekend since its inception in 1982.

RIKKI, Ray Haslar’s R/P designed 42’ was the Overall Winner of the 2015 race – 64 boats finished the race with 49 DNF’s. Read More …


RP52 Vincitore and James Mitchell

November 1, 2015

James Martin Mitchell
April 6, 1932 – July 29, 2015

Owner of RP52 Vincitore and native Chicagoan James Mitchell passed away this July leaving a beautiful sailing legacy sure to continue. The head of a family of sailors, he raced with his two sons and two grandsons on the Great Lakes and around the world. Vincitore was named Overall Rolex US IRC National Champion in 2009 after winning: the 2009 International Rolex Regatta (St Thomas), 2009 Nanny Cay Cup, 2009 BVI Spring Regatta, 2009 Chicago Mackinac Race, 2009 Bayview Mackinac Race and the 2009 Big Boat Series.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Discover.

Title photo © Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster

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Inventing Legends | Wallycento Galateia

October 22, 2015

Reichel/Pugh launches the second generation of their ultra-fast 100ft performance cruisers into the Wallycento class with GALATEIA. The Wallycento box-rule was developed during Reichel/Pugh’s collaboration with owner Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones when he initiated the wallycento project for Magic Carpet 3. Key points are lightweight planing hulls, a powerful sailplan and high stability combined with a lifting keel and strict cruising interior requirements defined by the Wally Class rules. Read More …

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