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66′ Mini Maxi Alive Sweeps California Offshore Races and Sets New Course Record

June 2, 2019 · Posted by Kate Sheahan

San Diego, California (June 2, 2019) – Reichel/Pugh 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi ALIVE (formerly Black Jack & Stark Raving Mad) was first to finish (correcting to 7th) in the 5th annual SoCal 300 (300nm), following back-to-back line honor wins in the Spinnaker Cup (San Francisco Bay to Monterey), Coastal Cup (Monterey to Santa Barbara) and Newport-Ensenada. Alive also set a new course record for the 200nm Coastal Cup of 13h 48m 28s. Congratulations to owner Phillip Turner, skipper Duncan Hine and the entire Australian-based Alive Yachting team, who most notably won the 2018 Sydney-Hobart overall. The three-part CA Offshore Race Week now complete, the Alive team is taking on the competitive 17-boat Division 1 in the Transpac Race starting July 10th.

Alive’s Winning History
2019 – SoCal 300 – First to Finish
2019 – Coastal Cup – First to Finish & New Course Record Set of 13h 48m 28s
2019 – Spinnaker Cup – First to Finish
2019 – Newport-Ensenada – 1st Overall
2018 – Rolex Sydney-Hobart – 1st Overall, 1st IRC Div 0, 1st ORCi Overall, 1st ORCi Division 1.
2017 – Line Honors in the Veolia Bruny Island Race 2017 and missed setting a new course record by 12 minutes, but the performance earned the team both IRC and PHS corrected time victories.
2016 – Overall IRC winner and ORCi winner in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Club Marine 348nm Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race.
2016 – Overall winner of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta.
2016 – Line Honours in the 2016 Rolex China Sea Race, setting a new record for the race of 47h 31m 08s, 11 minutes and 59 seconds inside Beau Geste’s record, set back in the millennium edition.
2015 – Back-to-back champion of the Sail Paradise Regatta for 2015 and 2014 inaugural regatta.
2014 – First place ORCi and IRC overall in the 2014 Brisbane to Gladstone 308 n.m. race.
2014 – Smashed the record for the 1885 nautical mile Melbourne to Port Vila ocean race. Winning Line Honours and IRC as well as cementing a new race record of 5 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds.
2014 – Second overall IRC Division 1 at Hamilton Island Race Week.
2014 – First IRC overall in Sail Paradise Regatta.

SoCal 300 Race Tracking
SoCal 300 Photo Gallery
SoCal 300 Results
Current SoCal 300 Records:
Monohull Elapsed Time: 2015: Rio100: 16:26:58
Multihull Elapsed Time: 2018: Mighty Merloe: 15:22:15

Coastal Cup Results
Spinnaker Cup Results
CA Offshore Race Week Overall Results
Newport Ensenada Race Results

source Jared Wohlgemuth – San Diego Yacht Club
photography courtesy of Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing for SDYC

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