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GALATEIA and MAGIC CARPET³ 1st and 2nd for the 2017 Wally Championship

October 10, 2017 · Posted by David Oliver

The Reichel/Pugh-designed 100’ Wallycento’s GALATEIA and MAGIC CARPET³ take 1st and 2nd place in the 2017 Wally Championship!

There was no better venue than Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, amongst the world’s most beautiful classic and modern yachts and 4,000 international sailors, for the Reichel/Pugh-designed WallyCento GALATEIA to conclude its racing season by winning the overall 2017 Wally Championship. In addition to Les Voiles, the complete season included Palmavela in Palma de Mallorca, and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (Galateia took 2nd in class / 10-boat fleet) and Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (1st in class / 11-boat fleet), both in Porto Cervo.

In an interview for Wally about their win at the 2017 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup earlier in the season, the owner of Galateia explained they have been on an enormously steep learning curve to succeed, “We are only in our second year and we had a pretty uneven season last year. We made a few changes to the boat and the crew has spent an inordinate amount of time together preparing. For the hard work, the credit goes to them. It’s like the 10,000 hours’ concept. It takes time and a lot of practice, and we are still getting better. I have learned one or two huge lessons… never give up and be patient.” When asked what it meant to win, “It means so much.”

Aboard Galateia for the season was Reichel/Pugh Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale who explained that, “Over the winter the R/P design office worked closely with North Sails to optimize the boat for the season. The boat was meticulously prepared and the team put in many days practicing and improving. We came close at the Loro Piana regatta finishing second to Magic Carpet 3. Winning the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was a great reward for everyone’s hard work. This win is a tremendous result for the owner and team on Galateia.”

The Reichel/Pugh designed WallyCento MAGIC CARPET³, with Jim Pugh aboard, raced to 1st place in the Wally Class’s 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and placed 2nd in the Wally Season’s championship tied with the 80’ Lyra. Magic Carpet³ owned by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones was launched in 2012 and won the 2014 Wally Championship winning three of the five regattas of that season. After taking line honors in 2014, Magic Carpet took line and overall honors in offshore Mediterranean Classic the Giraglia Race.

Galateia was designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh, built by Green Marine and launched in 2015.

Additional Press and Results

Magic Carpet 3 Celebrates Line Honours at the 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup (241nm)

June 16, 2016 · Posted by kate

14865_1_0_document_Giraglia 2005 Sans LogoGenoa, Italy (June 16, 2016) – Congratulations to Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones and the crew of the Reichel/Pugh-designed/engineered and Wally Yachts-built 100-ft Superyacht Magic Carpet 3 (GBR) as they celebrate line honours at the 64th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The first was in 2013, and was followed up last year with an overall win on corrected time. Read More …

Reichel/Pugh Designs Sweep 2015 Giraglia Podium

June 20, 2015 · Posted by kate

Photo courtesy of Carlo Borlenghi / ROLEX

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SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE – GENOVA, ITALY (June 20th 2015) – A record fleet of 240 international yachts contested the 2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup, an edition ultimately defined by victories for the fleet’s two largest yachts. Igor Simčič’s 100-ft Maxi Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) sealed line honours while the Giraglia Rolex Cup trophy awarded to the overall race winner was claimed by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wally Cento Magic Carpet 3 (GBR). Read More …

The Magic Carpet Story Featured in Seahorse Magazine

March 15, 2015 · Posted by kate

After a successful season winning in Sardinia and St Tropez Sir Lindsay Owen Jones sat down with Seahorse Magazine’s Blue Robinson to reflect on a passion for combining speed with elegance that stems from childhood dingy sailing, racing cars and love of family. In partnership with Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design and Luca Bassani of Wally, MC3 marked the peak of performance cruising technology and birth of the Wallycento Class.

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Reichel/Pugh Designs Win 3 of 6 Classes at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 6, 2014 · Posted by kate

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Porto Cervo, Italy (September 6, 2014) –  Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (Annual): Classico Costa Smeralda

With the wind speed peaking at over 20 knots on the deep blue Costa Smeralda, framed by the rugged backdrop of the Sardinian coast, the conditions for the last day of the regatta were nothing short of spectacular. Reichel/Pugh designs won overall three of the six classes in the 36 boat fleet of this year’s Maxi Rolex Regatta. Read More …


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