Key West, Florida (January 11, 2017) – David and Peter Askew and their all-star crew on the Reichel Pugh design no. 191, the 74’ Wizard took fleet line honors and set a new mono-hull course record in the 160nm Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race with a course time of 10 hours 18 mins & 50 seconds. The previous record was set by Joe Dockery’s 81’ Carrera Reichel/Pugh design #101 in 2005. Wizard also took 1st place on corrected time under IRC.
Design #191 is not new to the winners circle, as Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente they won the Barn Door Trophy and set a new fixed ballast course record in the 2011 Transpac. R/P design 191 returned to the Transpac as Wizard in 2013, again winning the coveted first to finish Barn Door Trophy.
Reichel/Pugh designs currently hold the Transpac course records for both fixed and moveable ballast designs, having set new Transpac course records four times since 1999, and have taken elapsed time honors in nine of the last ten Transpacs. Bella Mente won the Mini Maxi Season Championship in 2009.
Bill Bollin’s Melges 32 BadFish took elapsed time and corrected time honors under PHRF in the Ft. Lauderdale – Key West race.
photo courtesy of SORC Sailing
Congratulations to all the owners and crews of Reichel/Pugh yachts racing in the 2015 Transpac Race!
Reichel/Pugh designs currently hold the Transpac course records for both fixed and moveable ballast designs, have set new Transpac course records four times since 1999, and have taken elapsed time honors in eight of the last nine Transpacs.
Honolulu, Hawaii (July 26, 2015) – The overall winner is a Santa Cruz 70 Grand Illusion designed by Bill Lee and featuring Reichel/Pugh-designed the keel and rudder appendages. Grand Illusion has now equaled the record for most overall Transpac wins, joining the 88′ Lurline which won the first two races in 1906 and 1908, and again in 1912. However, Grand Illusion holds the status alone for winning overall three times under the same Owner/Skipper, Ed & James McDowell.
Roy Pat Disney’s and Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI had the fastest elapsed time of 6d 10h 37m 2s to win the 2015 Merlin Trophy and take first in Division 1 at the Transpac’s Diamond Head finish line. Wild Oats XI is a 100-foot custom design famous for its eight elapsed time victories, two overall fleet wins and is the current course record holder in the Sydney-Hobart race. Read More …
Reichel/Pugh Yachts Take Top Spots in 2013 Transpac Race
2013 Transpac Race (2225nm)
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