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RORC Transatlantic Record for RP’s 130′ My Song

December 4, 2018 · Posted by kate

Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s 130′ Supermaxi My Song finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on December 4th at 17:47:11 UTC taking Monohull Line Honours. The Baltic 130 owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana, a member of the International Maxi Association (IMA), has also set a new Monohull Race Record after completing the 3,000 mile race between Lanzarote and Grenada in an elapsed time of 10 days 5 hrs 47 mins 11 secs, shaving 1hr 19mins 48 secs off the previous monohull race record set in the 2015 race by Jean-Paul Riviere’s French Finot-Conq 100, Nomad IV.

My Song, delivered in 2016 and features a rotating retractable propulsion system, high-performance keel and other innovative features. Her naval architecture and engineering is by Reichel/Pugh, Interior, deck design by Nauta Yachts of Milan, and she was built by Baltic Yachts with project management by Nigel Ingram, MCM. Following World Superyacht Awards for Best Sailing Yacht between 30m and 39.9m and the Showboats Design Awards in which she was voted Most Innovative Sailing Yacht and took the Best Exterior Design and Styling award, she also won the International Superyacht Society’s 2017 award for the Best Sailing Yacht between 24m and 40m.

It was a champagne moment for My Song’s team once alongside the dock at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis as they were greeted by marina staff and well-wishers. Nikoyan Roberts, Manager of Nautical Development for the Grenada Tourism Authority presented Pier Luigi Loro Piana with a basket of Grenadian goods, including chocolate, local spices and condiments.

RORC Race Officer Steve Cole presented Pier Luigi with the magnificent International Maxi Association Transatlantic Trophy for Monohull Line Honours and congratulated the team for setting a new race record.

“I’m tasting the Caribbean right now!” smiled Nacho Postigo, sipping an ice cold beer courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. “The conditions for the RORC Transatlantic Race were the best I have ever had. Almost every day we had very few squalls, and at night we had brilliant stars, so it was fantastic. After getting through the pressure ridge at the start, the wind was between 16-22 knots, which is perfect and really pleasant. The main objective for us was to safely get the boat to the Caribbean. After the first few days, we were 240 miles behind the record, so we just forgot about it. Then slowly we were cutting it down and in the last three days, every half an hour someone was coming to the chart table wanting to know if we were on record pace. Personally, I love coming to Grenada; the atmosphere of the island, the fantastic sailing, but especially the people who are super, super nice.”

My Song Crew for the RORC Transatlantic Race were: Pier Luigi Loro Piana, Giacomo Loro Piana, Luca Albarelli, Jaime Arbones, Andrea Balzarini, Gerri Baracchi, Giorgio Benussi, Alberto Bolzan, Ambrogio Francesco Maria Cremona Ratti, Gaetano Figlia di Granara, Andrea Forlani, Flavio Grassi, Cristian Griggio, Jose Ignacio Braquehais, Giorgio Peretti, Jacopo Piazzolla, Ignacio Postigo, Nicola Simoncelli, Vittorio Zaoli, Gabriele Zoppi.

My Song will be spending the winter cruising and racing in the Caribbean.

Title photograph courtesy of Carlo Borlenghi

Reichel/Pugh Designs Showcasing at the Monaco Yacht Show

September 23, 2018 · Posted by kate

The 28th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show starts this Wednesday and runs through four days showcasing the top superyacht builders, suppliers, brokerage firms and yacht designers.

Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design will be represented at this year’s show by the award winning 130’ My Song.

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My Song Continues to Set the Tone for Performance Superyacting as She Triumphs at the 2018 LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA

June 14, 2018 · Posted by kate

Porto Cervo (June 13, 2018) – The 130’ MY SONG built by Baltic, designed by Reichel Pugh and Nauta, achieved three first places in three races claiming first overall in Class “A”. MY SONG also claimed the Silver Jubilee Trophy, reserved for the top superyacht from both classes over 100 feet long, and the award for the top placed yacht owned by a YCCS member. Read More …

130′ My Song Continues Winning Streak

November 4, 2017 · Posted by kate

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (November 1, 2017) – 130′ My Song has won the International Superyacht Society’s 2017 award for the Best Sailing Yacht between 24m and 40m.

The announcement was made at the ISS Awards for Design & Leadership Gala and follows wins in the World Superyacht Awards for Best Sailing Yacht between 30m and 39.9m and at the Showboats Design Awards in which she was voted Most Innovative Sailing Yacht and took the Best Exterior Design and Styling award.

130′ My Song
Naval Architecture and Engineering: Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Interior Design and Exterior Styling: Nauta Yachts, Milan
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Project Management: Nigel Ingram, MCM

photography Carlo Borlenghi and Baltic Yachts

 

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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 Read More …


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