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R/P Designs Have Taken Solas Big Boat Challenge Line Honors Since 2005

December 13, 2017 · Posted by David Oliver

 

Sydney, Australia (December 12, 2017)Wild Oats XI has all but made this event their own in their final hit out before the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, dominating the Line Honours having been undefeated since 2010. The last yacht to defeat Wild Oats XI in this event, 2009 Winner Alfa Romeo, returns in 2017 as Peter Harburg’s new Black Jack and will be aiming to keep the pressure on Wild Oats XI this close to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Event Host Site: cyca.com.au

R/P designs have taken Line Honors since 2005:
2017 BlackJack – Line Honors
2017 Wild Oats X – 1st Overall
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Wild Oats XI – Line Honors
2012 – Wild Oats X – 1st Overall
2010 – LIMIT – 1st Overall
2009 – Alfa Romeo – Line Honors
2006, 2007, 2008 – Wild Oats XI – Line Honors
2008 – LOKI – 1st Overall
2005 – Alfa Romeo – Line Honors & 1st Overall
2003 & 2004 – Wild Oats X – 1st Overall

A Bittersweet Rolex Sydney Hobart

December 30, 2016 · Posted by kate

Hobart (December 30, 2016) – The Reichel/Pugh Team congratulates all competitors in the 2016 72nd edition of the annual 628 nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The race concluded with several highlights for Reichel/Pugh-designed yachts:

RP66 Alive, a canting keel design launched in 2006 from Westerly Marine as Jim Madden’s Stark Raving Mad, and formerly Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, finished in the top ten for line honours and corrected to 6th in ORCi Div 1.

RP40 Chutzpah, launched in 2007 from Hart Marine and owned by Bruce and Drew Taylor, corrected to 2nd in IRC/ORCi Div 2.

RP51 Primitive Cool,
launched in 2009 as Secret Men’s Business 3.5 from Hart Marine and now owned by John Newbold, corrected to 10th in IRC Div 1. Read More …

2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 20, 2016 · Posted by kate

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has long been known as one of the most challenging ocean races in the world, with owners, crews, and designers all pushing their boats to the limit hoping for victory. This year, the race is in its 72nd edition and features an exciting entry list of nearly 100 boats. The annual 628 mile offshore classic will once again start in Sydney Harbour on Boxing day – Monday, December 26th. The competitors will make their way out of Sydney Harbour and down the southeast coast of Australia, before crossing the Bass Strait in the open Southern Ocean. Once across the Bass Strait, the course passes the iconic Organ Pipes before sailing up the Derwent River to finish in Hobart, Tasmania.

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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 …

Video | Wild Oats XI Evolution

December 19, 2015 · Posted by kate

How does a ten year old yacht remain at the forefront of one of the great ocean race classics?

With her distinctively slim and elegant hull, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI has taken line honours in eight out of the last ten Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races. In collaboration with Reichel/Pugh, her original builders McConaghy Boats have recently completed her most radical evolution yet. On the eve of the 628 nautical mile 2015 RSHYR on December 26th, McConaghy TV shares a film about forging this new reality. Additionally, Reichel/Pugh’s Jim Pugh breaks down the carefully calculated modifications to boost her performance in up-range conditions. Calculations that will hopefully place Wild Oats XI ahead of the 110 yacht fleet into Hobart for the ninth time in 11 starts.

Visit the builder’s site at mcconaghyboats.com
facebook.com/McConaghyBoats

Title photo from August 2015 © Andrea Francolini


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