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Claude’s Career Opens with a Win

August 28, 2017 · Posted by kate

California (August 25-27, 2017) – Congratulations to Dr. Hasso Plattner and his team for the overall win (and PHRF A division win) as they made their racing debut at the 2017 Long Point Race Week aboard their brand new Reichel/Pugh-designed and engineered / Baltic-built 68’ Performance Cruiser Claude 2. In addition, Alec Oberschmidt’s Reichel/Pugh-designed 50′ Staghound won PHRF B division and took 2nd overall.

The annual Long Point Race Week Invitational Regatta hosted by Balboa & Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs was held in Newport Beach, CA and Catalina Island, August 25-27, 2017. Three races were run, Newport Beach to Long Point, Catalina, then a buoy race at Ship Rock, Catalina, followed by the race back to Newport Beach.

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Stay tuned for more 2017 edition photos to post at joysailing.

Come Aboard Claude
Launched in October 2016, one of the newest Reichel/Pugh projects is the slippery 68′ Performance Cruiser. The yacht was designed for cruising short-handed along the southern California coastline with the ability to comfortably overnight in Catalina Island harbors and other nearby weekend destinations. While comfort and aesthetics were the priority, the owner was also focused on a performance design that would offer fast rides in the southern California thermal breezes. The result is hi-tech composite structure with a beautiful functional interior by Nauta, Milan, Italy.

Naval Architecture and Engineering by Reichel/Pugh
Construction by Baltic Yachts, Finland
Interior and Deck Design by Reichel/Pugh
Interior Style by Nauta Design, Italy

Title photo courtesy of Bronny Daniels / Joysailing
Interior photos courtesy of Baltic Yachts

VIDEO / RP63 Aszhou at Long Point Race Week

September 2, 2016 · Posted by kate

Santa Catalina Island, California (August 29, 2016) – Long Point Race Week combines the best of many worlds into a fantastic three-day weekend. Dislike delivery’s? Day one is a race out to Catalina Island, followed by a short race on Saturday around ship rock and back, and Sunday is a race home! With a relatively short racing plan, competitors can enjoy both intense racing as well as the other aspects that Southern California offers. Reichel/Pugh engineer Dan Flanigan spent three days racing and enjoying Catalina onboard the RP-designed Aszhou, ex Limit, owned by Steve Meheen. Spear fishing, hiking, and enjoying the escape from mainland life complemented the short stints of all out racing aboard the fast paced RP63. “Steve has set up the Aszhou program with an experienced team that is focused on racing hard, improving and having fun.” We wish the Aszhou team good luck in future races.

Overall Results


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