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R/P to attend the 2019 St. Barths Bucket Regatta

March 16, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

Co-Founders Jim Pugh and John Reichel will be racing in the Bucket Regatta and look forward to seeing you in St. Barths. To sit down for coffee or a cocktail during the event week please email: or whatsapp Jim at: +1.619.200.2972. John can be reached at

The R/P Team wishes everyone a fun event and safe racing!

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2019 St Barths Bucket

36 Class Wins in 20 Years at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 13, 2017 · Posted by kate

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Porto Cervo, Italy (September 3-9, 2017) – The 2017 edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup marks 20 years of participation by Reichel/Pugh boats, and in that time our designs have amassed 36 Class wins. Competing divisions range from the Maxi 72 class, which competes for its World Championship during the event, to the Supermaxi division for yachts over 30.5 meters.

Reichel/Pugh-designed and Green Marine-built Galateia decisively earned a Maxi Yacht Rolex title in the 11-boat WallyCento Class. Read More …

NILAYA wins the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta 2016

March 13, 2016 · Posted by kate


Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. (March 12th, 2016) – Filip Balcaen’s NILAYA, the Reichel/Pugh and Nauta designed Baltic 34m, beat out rival Inoui to become the overall Class A winner, despite a a most spectacular spinnaker blow-out at the end of the first downwind leg in the final race. She also took home the Boat International Media Trophy 2016 for the top scored superyacht overall at the 2016 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta in Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. Reichel/Pugh-designed and Baltic-built 67m ketch Hetairos finished second overall in Class B. Read More …

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R/P-Designed NILAYA and VISIONE Premier Yachts at 2016 Superyacht Challenge Antigua

February 1, 2016 · Posted by kate

Antigua_TransparentAntigua (January 31, 2016) – The sixth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua kicked off the 2016 superyacht regatta season and featured four races for eleven 80 to 151ft yachts all racing under the superyacht rule ORCsy.

In Class A: Corsairs, racing was incredibly close with seconds deciding the outcome in many of the races. The Reichel/Pugh-designed 112’ Nilaya took 1st place in Class A and held off 2015 winner Reichel/Pugh-designed 147’ Visione, which took 2nd place. Visione and Nilaya were built by Baltic Yachts and launched in 2002 and 2010, respectively. Read More …

2015 Bucket Regatta: A Fine Ending To A Grand Event

March 22, 2015 · Posted by kate

StBarthsBucket_NoDateSt Barths, French West Indies (March 22, 2015) – Perseverance was the key to victory in four classes (Gazelles, Elegantes, Mademoiselles, Grande Dames) sailing their last and final race at the 2015 St Barths Bucket Regatta. Sailing the “wrong way around” course meant the 35 competing superyachts launched their massive spinnakers at the start and took a clockwise tour of the island, testing sailing skills with a particularly lengthy beat up the backside. And though the superyachts, for safety’s sake, sail by rules that keep them at least 40 metres apart at all times, the competition was as close as anyone could wish for. Read More …

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