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R/P Trio at the 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

June 5, 2017 · Posted by kate

Porto Cervo, Italy (June 4, 2017) – The ninth annual 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and Boat International Media, opened the Mediterranean superyacht calendar and was graced by three of the lastest R/P superyachts:

MY SONG, Sail: ITA 2311, Class: Superyacht, Length: 39.6m, Builder: Baltic Yacht, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Nauta
GALATEIA, Sail: CAY 1002, Class: WallyCento, Length: 30.48m, Builder: Green Marine, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Wally
MAGIC CARPET 3, Sail: GBR 1001R, Class: WallyCento, Length: 30.5m, Builder: Wally, Designers: Reichel/Pugh and Wally

The duel between the two Reichel/Pugh designed WallyCentos Magic Carpet 3 and Galateia ended with back-to-back wins by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’ Magic Carpet 3, with President Jim Pugh aboard, to become the 2017 overall winner of the Wally class. MC3 also received the IMA Trophy for the highest placed IMA Member as well as the YCCS Trophy for the highest placed YCCS Member. This follows triumphs at the 2008 and 2014 Maxi Yacht World Championship, also in Porto Cervo. Galateia, with Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale aboard, Jeremy Robinson calling tactics and Simon Fisher as navigator, finished runners up in the Wally class. The award winning 130′ My Song (2017 World Superyacht Award Sailing Yacht of the Year in the 30m to 39.99m category and ShowBoats Design Awards Most Innovative Sailing Yacht of 2017) started its first full season competing in the Superyacht class with a close fourth place finish.

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More from Boat International about RP100 MC3, RP100 Galateia and RP130 My Song

photography courtesy of Carlo Borlenghi

R/P WallyCentos Magic Carpet 3 and Galateia Face-off at 2017 PalmaVela

May 3, 2017 · Posted by kate

Tomorrow starts the 14th edition of Sail Racing 2017 PalmaVela, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma and sponsored by Sail Racing. The regatta includes a record fleet of 12 Wallys and will be the first scoring competition on the calendar for the Wally Class 2017 international circuit. Read More …

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Preview

September 21, 2016 · Posted by kate

LesVoilesSaint Tropez, France (September 24 – October 2, 2016) Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is a regatta held annually the last week of September on the Mediterranean. The town of Saint Tropez, on the south coast of France, plays host to an incredible gathering of classic wooden yachts, high-tech modern superyachts, as well as a variety of production and custom boats of all sizes. In all, more than 300 boats will race next week in the gulf of Saint Tropez from September 24th to October 2nd in this classic regatta. Read More …

RP85 My Song Retires With Class Win At The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 13, 2016 · Posted by kate

Maxi-Yacht-Rolex CupPorto Cervo, Italy (September 14, 2016) – Winning the Maxi RC class was the Reichel/Pugh-designed 85′ My Song with a decisive five-point score line. Click for results. This win was particularly sweet as the RP85 heads for retirement, to be replaced by her newer, and sizable 130′ sister. Oozing innovation, the new My Song is not only the latest high performance, genuine multi-role super sailing yacht to launch, but she also benefits from a series of new ideas which take the cruiser/racer genre to a new level. Naval architecture and engineering was done by Reichel/Pugh, conceptual design by Nauta Design, project management by Nigel Ingram of MCM, and construction by Baltic Yachts in Finland. My Song completed sailing trials successfully in Finland and has already arrived in the Mediterranean. Pictured are John Reichel and Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale at the My Song (85′) retirement party. Read More …

Inventing Legends | Wallycento Galateia

October 22, 2015 · Posted by kate

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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