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66′ Mini Maxi Alive Sweeps California Offshore Races and Sets New Course Record

June 2, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

San Diego, California (June 2, 2019) – Reichel/Pugh 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi ALIVE (formerly Black Jack & Stark Raving Mad) was first to finish (correcting to 7th) in the 5th annual SoCal 300 (300nm), following back-to-back line honor wins in the Spinnaker Cup (San Francisco Bay to Monterey), Coastal Cup (Monterey to Santa Barbara) and Newport-Ensenada. Alive also set a new course record for the 200nm Coastal Cup of 13h 48m 28s. Congratulations to owner Phillip Turner, skipper Duncan Hine and the entire Australian-based Alive Yachting team, who most notably won the 2018 Sydney-Hobart overall. The three-part CA Offshore Race Week now complete, the Alive team is taking on the competitive 17-boat Division 1 in the Transpac Race starting July 10th.

Alive’s Winning History
2019 – SoCal 300 – First to Finish
2019 – Coastal Cup – First to Finish & New Course Record Set of 13h 48m 28s
2019 – Spinnaker Cup – First to Finish
2019 – Newport-Ensenada – 1st Overall
2018 – Rolex Sydney-Hobart – 1st Overall, 1st IRC Div 0, 1st ORCi Overall, 1st ORCi Division 1.
2017 – Line Honors in the Veolia Bruny Island Race 2017 and missed setting a new course record by 12 minutes, but the performance earned the team both IRC and PHS corrected time victories.
2016 – Overall IRC winner and ORCi winner in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Club Marine 348nm Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race.
2016 – Overall winner of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta.
2016 – Line Honours in the 2016 Rolex China Sea Race, setting a new record for the race of 47h 31m 08s, 11 minutes and 59 seconds inside Beau Geste’s record, set back in the millennium edition.
2015 – Back-to-back champion of the Sail Paradise Regatta for 2015 and 2014 inaugural regatta.
2014 – First place ORCi and IRC overall in the 2014 Brisbane to Gladstone 308 n.m. race.
2014 – Smashed the record for the 1885 nautical mile Melbourne to Port Vila ocean race. Winning Line Honours and IRC as well as cementing a new race record of 5 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds.
2014 – Second overall IRC Division 1 at Hamilton Island Race Week.
2014 – First IRC overall in Sail Paradise Regatta.

SoCal 300 Race Tracking
SoCal 300 Photo Gallery
SoCal 300 Results
Current SoCal 300 Records:
Monohull Elapsed Time: 2015: Rio100: 16:26:58
Multihull Elapsed Time: 2018: Mighty Merloe: 15:22:15

Coastal Cup Results
Spinnaker Cup Results
CA Offshore Race Week Overall Results
Newport Ensenada Race Results

source Jared Wohlgemuth – San Diego Yacht Club
photography courtesy of Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing for SDYC

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Alive Wins Newport to Ensenada Race Following Sydney-Hobart Victory

April 28, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

Ensenada, Mexico (April 28, 2019) – Congratulations to all competitors in the 72nd annual Newport to Ensenada (125nm). On the heels of its 2018 Sydney-Hobart victory, the Australian-based Reichel/Pugh 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi ALIVE (formerly Black Jack & Stark Raving Mad) earned the NOSA Trophy for overall best elapsed time, the Amigo Trophy awarded to a first-time skipper and the Lahaina Yacht Club Trophy for best elapsed time all PHRF. Congratulations to owner Phillip Turner, skipper Duncan Hine and the entire Alive Yachting team. Read More …

A Clean Sweep for Reichel/Pugh Designs at the 2018 Rolex Sydney-Hobart

December 30, 2018 · Posted by kate

Hobart, Tasmania (December 30, 2018) Phillip Turner’s Alive representing Derwent Sailing Squadron Inc has won the double for the 2018 Rolex Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning the George Adams Tattersalls Cup for Overall Winner on IRC and the Charleston Trophy for Overall Winner on ORCi.  Alive’s Navigator Wouter Verbraak has won the Bill Owen Memorial Trophy – for the navigator of the overall winner on handicap and the City of Hobart Trophy – for the Navigator of the first Tasmanian yacht on handicap.  Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design have won the Alan Payne Memorial Trophy – for the designer of the overall winner on handicap.
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Alive Yachting Claims Line Honors in the 2017 Veolia Bruny Island Race

February 14, 2017 · Posted by kate

Congratulations to Alive Yachting for claiming Line Honors in the Veolia Bruny Island Race 2017! The Reichel/Pugh designed and Westerly Marine built 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi (formerly Black Jack & Stark Raving Mad) just missed setting a new course record by 12 minutes, but the performance earned the team both IRC and PHS corrected time victories. Read More …

A Bittersweet Rolex Sydney Hobart

December 30, 2016 · Posted by kate

Hobart (December 30, 2016) – The Reichel/Pugh Team congratulates all competitors in the 2016 72nd edition of the annual 628 nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The race concluded with several highlights for Reichel/Pugh-designed yachts:

RP66 Alive, a canting keel design launched in 2006 from Westerly Marine as Jim Madden’s Stark Raving Mad, and formerly Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, finished in the top ten for line honours and corrected to 6th in ORCi Div 1.

RP40 Chutzpah, launched in 2007 from Hart Marine and owned by Bruce and Drew Taylor, corrected to 2nd in IRC/ORCi Div 2.

RP51 Primitive Cool,
launched in 2009 as Secret Men’s Business 3.5 from Hart Marine and now owned by John Newbold, corrected to 10th in IRC Div 1. Read More …


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