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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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RP130 My Song Most Innovative Sailing Yacht of 2017

February 7, 2017 · Posted by kate

18 winners of the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017 have been announced and Reichel/Pugh’s 130′ My Song has been crowned The Most Innovative Sailing Yacht of 2017. Reichel/Pugh wishes all those who submitted and the winners a warm congratulations.

Reichel/Pugh, Nauta and Baltic triumph with things you don’t see: a sophisticated, fully retractable, azimuthing propeller, hydraulic and line runs hidden in the bulwarks to reduce deck thickness, a “crush nose” on the keel bulb to reduce impact and damage of a grounding, and a construction weight-shaving program by the yard that rendered even small parts such as electrical cable trays in carbon fibre. Even the interior has some weight-saving tricks with resin-coated linen used for floors, countertops and bulkheads. In three hours the rig can be switched from a typical cruising mainsail to a flat-topped main and split running backstays for racing. For stowing the 400kg Code Zero racing headsail, a very large drum hidden in the forepeak coils the 55m sail. For cruising, the wide stern creates a sheltered sunbathing area that features hydraulic seating integrated into the flush decks. Read More …

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130′ My Song Sets the Tone for Performance Superyachting

October 10, 2016 · Posted by kate

Reichel/Pugh has collaborated with Baltic Yachts, Nauta Design and MCM project management to produce one of the most remarkable state-of-the-art, all carbon superyachts ever launched. My Song is not only the latest high performance, genuine multi-role super sailing yacht to be launched by Baltic Yachts, but she also benefits from a plethora of new ideas taking the cruiser/racer genre to a new level. She oozes innovation.
 


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With naval architecture and engineering by San Diego-based Reichel/Pugh, stunning interior, exterior and conceptual design by Nauta Design and project management by Nigel Ingram of MCM, My Song was launched on time and completed sailing trials successfully in Finland before heading for the Mediterranean to debut at the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta. Read More …

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RP130 My Song Technical Article Featured in Seahorse Magazine

September 30, 2016 · Posted by kate

The superyacht circuit grows with every new season, as do the demands for better sailing performance. Always on top of the aesthetics, for their new 130-footer Reichel/Pugh were inevitably pressed hard to deliver some rigorous performance targets. Read on as RP Designer, Naval Architect and Structural Engineer David Oliver writes about how he got his first grey hairs…

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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 …


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