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RP 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.

The two Reichel/Pugh designed WallyCento’s are ready to start their 2017 campaigns with their eyes on the Wally Season Championship.

Magic Carpet 3, launched in 2013 claimed the 2014 Wally Season Championship in their first full season of racing. Now in her fifth season with a veteran crew and a highly optimized platform the team hopes the replicate this achievement.

Galateia, launched in 2015 enters their first full season of Wally class racing with a highly talented crew eager to build on the successful last season split between the Caribbean Superyacht and the Mediterranean Wally circuits .

These two WallyCento class yachts were design and engineered by Reichel/Pugh and have been continually optimized to extract the maximum performance for the season’s venues and changes to the rating rule. Stay tuned to the action as they go head to head in the Wally class and we bring some onboard media from Company President Jim Pugh aboard Magic Carpet 3 and Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale aboard Galateia.

photo and video courtesy of Tony Beale

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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