Reichel Pugh continues to set records and win on a global scale. And we’re not done yet.
Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design is acknowledged as the preeminent yacht design studio in the world having compiled one of the most impressive records of race wins and record settings ever. Leveraging the latest state of the art technology and constantly evolving our designs through experience, while creating advanced composite structures, has allowed Reichel/Pugh designs to win many of the world’s most prestigious yachting events including the America’s Cup, the Maxi World Championships, TP52 World Championships, the Fastnet Race, the Bermuda Race, the Giraglia Race and the Sydney-Hobart race. Reichel/Pugh designs have taken line honors in nine Sydney-Hobart races while taking overall corrected time fleet honors in four of them.
30+ Racer Results:
40' Chutzpah – Bruce Taylor's R/P40 won Class 2 (IRC) in the 2014 Sydney- Hobart Race and took 2nd overall on corrected time in the 116 boat fleet. Chutzpah was designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh and built by Hart Marine, Victoria, Australia.
50+ Racer Results:
52′ Scarlet Runner – Robert Date was 1st in Division 1 ORCi and 2nd Division 1 IRC at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart.
52' CAPE FLING II – Lord Laidlaw’s R/P 52 CAPE FLING II wins IRC Class 0 at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, 2-9 August, 2014. Cape Fling designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh was built by McConaghy Boats.
52' Scarlett Runner – Rob Date’s R/P 52 Melbourne based Scarlett Runner won overall the Pacific Cup winning the Latitude 38 Performance Award, taking 1st place in ORR with a course time of 7 days:14:25:18.
52' HURUKAN - In the fight for the 33rd Copa del Rey MAPFRE Gaastra Class IRC 0 championship, Giuseppe Parodi’s HURAKAN didn’t give ground to any of his nine rivals. The R/P-designed/engineered and BMW ORACLE-built TP52 HURAKAN sealed its first Copa del Rey Title with seven victories in ten races.
RP52 CAPE FLING II - Lord Laidlaws R/P 52 CAPE FLING II won IRC Class 0 at Cowes Week, 2-9 August, 2014. Cape Fling designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh was built by McConaghy Boats.
100’ Wild Oats XI – Bob Oatley was 1st to Finish at the Rolex Sydney Hobart, his 8th Line Honors Win In 10 Years.
100' Magic Carpet 3 - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (Annual): Classico Costa Smeralda - In the Wally Class, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones helmed his R/P designed Wallycento (100’) Magic Carpet 3 to secure the Maxi Yacht Rolex title. Magic Carpet 3 was built by Wally Yachts and launched in 2013.
RP100 ESIMIT EUROPA 2 — Igor Simcic’s Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line off Monte-Carlo at 12:35 CEST, to secure the R/P-designed and McConaghy-built 100’ Super Maxis’ seventh Line Honors victory in the offshore race of the Giraglia Rolex Cup (3 victories as Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo and 4 victories as Esimit Europa).
Mini Maxi Results:
78’ Lupa of London - Jeremy Pilkington, crossed the finish line of the 2014 inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, off Grenada at 11:38:55 UTC on Thursday 11th December 2014 with an elapsed time of 11 days, 01 hours, 38 minutes and 55 seconds, winning the International Maxi Association Trophy and setting the record for the 2,995 nautical mile race from Puerto Calero Marina, Lanzarote to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada.
82’ Highland Fling - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (Annual): Classico Costa Smeralda - Lord Laidlaw’s R/P 82’ Highland Fling was unmatched for speed all week, scoring 5 straight wins in the Racing Maxi Class. Irvine Laidlaw was all smiles helming today, especially reaching across the top La Maddelena, ‘Fling was surfing along at over 20 knots. When it blows like this, there is no place in the world that can match it.” Highland Fling was built by Goetz Custom Boats and launched in 2009.
78’ Lupa of London - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (Annual): Classico Costa Smeralda - Jeremy Pilkington helmed his 78’ Lupa of London to win the Mini Maxi Racer/Cruiser division repeating his Maxi Rolex Cup victory of 2013. Lupa of London originally named Baltic 5 is a canting keel cruising yacht built by Baltic Yachts and launched in 2000.
RP72 SHOCKWAVE - The fight for the title in the 33rd Copa del Rey MAPFRE Gaastra Class IRC 0 was fierce throughout the week with George Sakellaris’s R/P Mini Maxi Shockwave winning the 10 race series with 3 points to spare in the ultra competative Mini Maxi Class.
66' Alive – Tasmanian Philip Turner's R/P 66 Alive was second overall IRC Division 1 at Hamilton Island Race Week.
63' Invisible Hand – Frank Slootman’s San Francisco based R/P 63 Mini Maxi Invisible Hand was the Elapsed time winner and 3rd in Class of 2014 Pacific Cup with an course time of 6 days:22:4:11.
66' Alive – Tasmanian Philip Turner's R/P 66 Alive smashed the record for the 1885 nautical mile ocean race across the South Pacific from Melbourne to Port Vila, the port capital of the tropical islands of Vanuatu. She won Line Honours and IRC as well as cementing a new race record of 5 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds.
RP72 SHOCKWAVE - George Sakellaris’ R/P-designed/engineered and McConaghy-built 72’ Mini Maxi SHOCKWAVE took fleet line honors and won the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy taking 1st Place Overall under both ORR and IRC at the 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race. SHOCKWAVE took multiple silver, also snatching the Corporation of Hamilton Trophy for the first yacht to finish in fleet ( best elapsed time) and the North Rock Beacon Trophy for the best IRC corrected time in fleet.
RP66 KODIAK - Edwin Llwyd Ecclestone’s R/P designed and McConaghy built 66’ KODIAK took Line Honors in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division and won overall Class 8 in ORR at the 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race. KODIAK repeated her Line Honors and Class win of the 2012 race and also won the Overall Performance Trophy as the Class Winner on Corrected Time which beat the next two yachts in her class by the largest margin.
66' Alive – Tasmanian Philip Turner's R/P 66 Alive took first place ORCi and IRC overall in the 2014 Brisbane to Gladstone 308 n.m. race.
66' Alive – Tasmanian Philip Turner's R/P 66 Alive was first IRC overall in Sail Paradise Regatta.
RP72 SHOCKWAVE - George Sakellaris’ Reichel/Pugh designed and McConaghy built 72’ Mini Maxi Shockwave won overall the RORC CARIBBEAN 600 for the best IRC corrected time in the sixty boat fleet.