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Alive Yachting Claims Line Honors in the 2017 Veolia Bruny Island Race

February 14, 2017 · Posted by kate

Congratulations to Alive Yachting for claiming Line Honors in the Veolia Bruny Island Race 2017! The Reichel/Pugh designed and Westerly Marine built 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi (formerly Black Jack & Stark Raving Mad) just missed setting a new course record by 12 minutes, but the performance earned the team both IRC and PHS corrected time victories.

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Photo Credit: Jimmy Emms

R/P Canting Keel Designs Dominate the 2016 Brisbane to Keppel Race (348nm)

August 6, 2016 · Posted by kate

Rosslyn Bay, Australia (August 6, 2016) – RP100 Wild Oats XI demolishes her own race record in Brisbane to Keppel Race!

Congratulations to the crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed and McConaghy Boats built 100’ Canting Keel Super Maxi Wild Oats XI for taking Line Honors and breaking the course record she previously set in 2011. Wild Oats XI completed the course in 16 hours, 56 minutes and 30 seconds, beating her previous record by over seven hours. Read on at Sail World.

RP66 Alive claims overall IRC corrected honors! Read More …

Throwback Thursday: Stark Raving Mad

June 23, 2016 · Posted by kate

Last week, team members Will Cyr and Adrian Sawyer toured Westerly Marine with the local Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME), where Alive (Ex. Stark Raving Mad) was built in 2006.

Alive formerly known as Black Jack, was acquired by Tasmanian businessman Phillip Turner from Peter Harburg early in 2014 and is currently racing out of Brisbane and registered with the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Tasmania. Alive was originally launched in the US in 2006 as Stark Raving Mad and owned and campaigned by Jim Madden. At 66 foot Alive fits into the ‘mini-maxi’ size category. Her narrow, light and canting keel combined with a powerful new Southern Spar rig makes her a technically advanced and challenging boat. Read More …

Turner’s RP66 Alive Sets New China Sea Race Course Record and Takes 1st Place in IRC Division 0

March 27, 2016 · Posted by kate

RolexChinaSeaRace2016Subic Bay, Philippines (March 27, 2016) – Philip Turner’s RP66 ALIVE sets new course record and takes  1st place in IRC Division 0. The Rolex China Sea Race 2016 is a 565nm Category 1 Offshore Race run under the auspices of RORC, and takes competitors from Hong Hong, China to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Title image © Daniel Forster Read More …

RP 66 Alive Back-To-Back Winner Of SYC’s Sail Paradise Regatta

March 8, 2015 · Posted by kate

Gold Coast, Australia (Mar 8, 2015) – Alive, owned by Tasmanian Phillip Turner, have today been crowned the champions at Southport Yacht Club’s XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta for 2015. This is a back-to-back win for Alive after first competing in the inaugural regatta in 2014. Read More …

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