Elapsed Time Winner 2011 Transpac, Winner of Division 1 and of the Barn Door & setting a New Course Record, Hap Fauth's RP Mini Maxi Bella Mente crossing the line in Hawaii. Photo by: Sharon Green
2011 Transpac Race,
July 15th, Transpacific Yacht Club, Hawaii USA
Congratulations to the owners and crews of the Reichel/Pugh designed yachts for their performance in the 2225nm 2011 Transpac Race.
Hap Fauth's Reichel/Pugh designed and New England Boatworks (USA) Mini Maxi Bella Mente took Line Honours, won Division 1 in corrected time, won the Barn Door Trophy and set a new Barn Door record of 6 days, 19 hours, 39 minutes and 28 seconds.
Jorge Ripstein's Reichel/Pugh designed and Green Marine (UK) built TP52 Patches was 1st boat to finish in Division 2 and Division 2 Winner on corrected time and placed 5th overall in fleet.
Chip Megeath's Reichel/Pugh designed and Hakes Marine (NZ) built IRC45 Criminal Mischief placed 2nd in corrected time in Division 2.
Ricardo Brockmann's Reichel/Pugh designed and Davie Norris Built (NZ) Southern Cross IRC52 Vincitore placed 3rd in corrected time in Division 2.
Click below to visit the builder's websites:
For Bella Mente, New England Boatworks
For Patches, Green Marine
For Crinimal Mischief, Hakes Marine
For Vincitore, Davie Norris Boatbuilders
2011 Transpac Race
July 15th, Transpacific Yacht Club, Hawaii, USA
Congratulations to Hap Fauth and the crew of the Mini Maxi Bella Mente for their record setting performance in the 2011 Transpac Race.
Hap Fauth's Reichel/Pugh designed and New England Boatworks built Mini Maxi Bella Mente crossed the finish line off Diamond Head, Hawaii at 05:34:28 HST finishing first in the 46th running of the 2225 nautical mile Transpac Race. Hap Fauth's East Coast based Bella showed the best from the West the way to Hawaii with a blistering pace of 13.59 knots given the conditions were moderate to light. Bella won the unique Transpacific Yacht Club Perpetual Trophy - a 3.5' x 4' plaque of hand carved Hawaiian Koa wood - better know as the 'Barn Door' traditionally awarded to the fixed keel monohull yacht employing no stored energy with the fastest elapsed time. Bella Mente set a New Barn Door course record of 6 days, 19 hours 39 minutes 28 seconds beating the record of 7 days and 11 hours set in 1999 by Roy Disney's RP75, Pyewacket III.
Bella Mente also won in 2009 the Mini Maxi Season Championship.
Highlights of the Reichel/Pugh Transpac History
2009 Alfa Romeo -Neville Crichton's Canting Keel Alfa Romeo RP100 set a new course record of 5 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes with an average speed of 16.5 knots and fastest day's run of 430.97nm.
2005 Morning Glory - Hasso Plattner's Canting Keel RP86 set a new course record of 6 days, 16 hours, 4minutes with an average speed of 13.6 knots and a record 24 hour run of 393nm.
2005 Rosebud - Roger Sturgeon's RP TP52 wins 1st Overall Fleet Corrected Time.
2003 Pegasus - Philippe Kahn's RP77 wins the Barn Door Trophy with a course time of 7 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes with an average speed of 12.1 knots & record 24 hour run of 365nm.
2001 Pegasus - Philippe Kahn's RP77 wins the Barn Door Trophy with a course time of 8 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes with an average speed of 11.44 knots.
1999 Pyewacket - Roy E Disney Sr.'s. RP75 wins the Barn Door Trophy and sets a new course record of 7 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes with an average speed of 12.38 knots.
1989 Taxi Dancer - Mitch Rouse's RP68 wins 1st Place corrected time 70' ULDB Class.
Click to visit the New England Boatworks website.
Frank Noel's RP TP52 Near Miss. Photo Credit: Yacht Club de Porquerolles
2011 RORC Cowes-Dinard-St. Malo, July 8th-10th
Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, UK
Congratulations to Frank Noel and the crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed and Cookson Boats built RP TP52 Near Miss (ex-Artemis) for their performance at the 2011 RORC Cowes-Dinard-St. Malo regatta organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.
Near Miss won 1st on corrected time in IRC Zero and took 4th in IRC Overall in very challenging conditions.
2011 Semaine de Porquerolles, June 1st-5th
Presented by Yacht Club de Porquerolles, Porquerolles, France
In the IRC 1 division of the 2011 Semaine de Porquerolles, presented by Yacht Club de Porquerolles, Frank Noel's Reichel/Pugh designed and Cookson Boats built RP TP52 Near Miss (ex-Artemis) won 1st in IRC Division 1.
Near Miss was built by Cookson Boats in Auckland, New Zealand
Igor Simcic and Jochen Schuemann (Skipper) recieve the Line Honors award from Lionel Schurch (Rolex, SA). Photo by: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
2011 Giraglia Rolex Cup
hosted by Yacht Club Italiano , Saint-Tropez, France/ Genoa, Italy
Congratulations to the owners and crews of the RP designed yachts that sailed in the 2011 Giraglia Rolex Cup hosted by Yacht Club Italiano.
Igor Simcic's Reichel/Pugh designed and McConaghy Boats Australia built 100ft Canting Super Maxi Esimit Europa II (Ex- Alfa Romeo II) took overall Line Honors.
Johnny Vincent's Reichel/Pugh designed and McConaghy Boats China built RP TP52 Pace (ex- Ran/Patches) won 2nd place on corrected time in IRC Group A in the inshore racing portion of the regatta.
Frank Noel's Reichel/Pugh designed and Cookson Boats built RP TP52 Near Miss (ex-Artemis) placed 5th on corrected time in IRC Group A in the inshore racing portion of the regatta.
Esimit Europa II was built by McConaghy Boats in Mona Vale, Australia
Pace was built by McConaghy Boats in Zhuhai, China
Near Miss was built by Cookson Boats in Auckland, New Zealand
2011 Block Island Race Week
hosted by Storm Trysail Club, New York, USA
Congratulations to Peter Cunningham and the crew of the Reichel/Pugh designed and Core Builders built RP TP52 Powerplay for their performance in the 2011 Block Island Race Week hosted by Storm Trysail Club.
PowerPlay placed 3rd in the IRC 1 division.
In the PHRF 1 division Tom Lee's Melges 32 One Design Jammy Beggar took 1st.
Click to visit the Melges Boats website for more information on the Reichel/Pugh designed Melges 32 One Design Class and boat.
2011 Transatlantic Race, June 26th, 29th & July 3rd 2011
Organized by the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Storm Trysail Club
Congratulations to Huntington Sheldon and the crew of Zaraffa on winning IRC Class 3 of the 28th Transatlantic Race from Newport, RI to Lizard Point, UK.
Zaraffa, a Reichel/Pugh 65, passed The Lizard to finish the 2011 Transatlantic Race with skipper Huntington "Skip" Sheldon (Shelburne, Vt.), who, at age 80, is believed to be the oldest competitor in the race. Zaraffa completed the 2,975 nautical mile course in less than 12 days winning the IRC Class 3 by a handsome margin. Notably, on Zaraffa, Skip Sheldon took both line honors and the fleet handicap honors in the 2003 Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic Challenge, which also started in Newport, but finished in Hamburg, Germany [with a course time of 13 days, 15 hours, 7 minutes and 28 seconds]. Skip donated the yacht a few years ago to the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, Md.) and chartered it back for the 2011 Transatlantic Race. Zaraffa was custom designed for Skip, built by New England Boatworks and launched in April 2000.
We have added a new section on our temporary blog with renderings, concept drawings and photos from the recent trials and launch of the Aquila RP 45 Racer/Cruiser. Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design was responsible for the design and engineering of this new and exciting production Racer/Cruiser. The Aquila RP45 Racer/Cruiser composite structure was engineered by Reichel/Pugh in full compliance with ISO 12215 and the latest ISAF OSR Scantling Plan Approval requirements for Category 1 racing and Plan Approved by Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
Please visit the Recently Launched Section on the left of the postings to access photos of the yacht sailing and of the interior and exterior details.
More information can also be found on our May 2011 posting.
Click to visit the Aquila Sailing Yachts website.
The Aquila RP 45 was built by the Hangzhou Sino-Eagle Leopard Yacht Company in Fuyang, P.R China.
2011 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta
hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, Sardinia
In the Performance division of the 2011 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Lord Irvine Laidlaw's Reichel/Pugh designed/Goetz Custom Technologies built RP 82 Highland Fling XI won 1st place. Lord Irvine Laidlaw's RP 82 Highland Fling XI also won the Loro Piana Prize Overall for the regatta, The Silver Jubilee Cup by Boat International Media, was awarded Top Classified YCCS Member, and was awarded Top Classified Member of the International Maxi Association.
In the Cruising division Dr. Hasso Platner's Reichel/Pugh designed/Baltic Yachts built Baltic 145 Visione placed 3rd.
Highland Fling XI was built by Goetz Composites in Rhode Island, USA
Visione was built by Baltic Yachts in Bosund, Finland