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R/P WallyCentos Magic Carpet 3 and Galateia Face-off at 2017 PalmaVela

May 3, 2017 · Posted by kate

Tomorrow starts the 14th edition of Sail Racing 2017 PalmaVela, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma and sponsored by Sail Racing. The regatta includes a record fleet of 12 Wallys and will be the first scoring competition on the calendar for the Wally Class 2017 international circuit.

The two Reichel/Pugh designed WallyCento’s are ready to start their 2017 campaigns with their eyes on the Wally Season Championship.

Magic Carpet 3, launched in 2013 claimed the 2014 Wally Season Championship in their first full season of racing. Now in her fifth season with a veteran crew and a highly optimized platform the team hopes the replicate this achievement.

Galateia, built by Green Marine and launched in 2015 enters their first full season of Wally class racing with a highly talented crew eager to build on the successful last season split between the Caribbean Superyacht and the Mediterranean Wally circuits .

These two WallyCento class yachts were design and engineered by Reichel/Pugh and have been continually optimized to extract the maximum performance for the season’s venues and changes to the rating rule. Stay tuned to the action as they go head to head in the Wally class and we bring some onboard media from Company President Jim Pugh aboard Magic Carpet 3 and Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale aboard Galateia.

photo and video courtesy of Tony Beale

RP85 My Song Retires With Class Win At The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 13, 2016 · Posted by kate

Maxi-Yacht-Rolex CupPorto Cervo, Italy (September 14, 2016) – Winning the Maxi RC class was the Reichel/Pugh-designed 85′ My Song with a decisive five-point score line. Click for results. This win was particularly sweet as the RP85 heads for retirement, to be replaced by her newer, and sizable 130′ sister. Oozing innovation, the new My Song is not only the latest high performance, genuine multi-role super sailing yacht to launch, but she also benefits from a series of new ideas which take the cruiser/racer genre to a new level. Naval architecture and engineering was done by Reichel/Pugh, conceptual design by Nauta Design, project management by Nigel Ingram of MCM, and construction by Baltic Yachts in Finland. My Song completed sailing trials successfully in Finland and has already arrived in the Mediterranean. Pictured are John Reichel and Senior Naval Architect Tony Beale at the My Song (85′) retirement party. Read More …

Magic Carpet 3 Celebrates Line Honours at the 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup (241nm)

June 16, 2016 · Posted by kate

14865_1_0_document_Giraglia 2005 Sans LogoGenoa, Italy (June 16, 2016) – Congratulations to Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones and the crew of the Reichel/Pugh-designed/engineered and Wally Yachts-built 100-ft Superyacht Magic Carpet 3 (GBR) as they celebrate line honours at the 64th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The first was in 2013, and was followed up last year with an overall win on corrected time. Read More …

Reichel/Pugh Designs Sweep 2015 Giraglia Podium

June 20, 2015 · Posted by kate

Photo courtesy of Carlo Borlenghi / ROLEX

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SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE – GENOVA, ITALY (June 20th 2015) – A record fleet of 240 international yachts contested the 2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup, an edition ultimately defined by victories for the fleet’s two largest yachts. Igor Simčič’s 100-ft Maxi Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) sealed line honours while the Giraglia Rolex Cup trophy awarded to the overall race winner was claimed by Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wally Cento Magic Carpet 3 (GBR). Read More …

The Magic Carpet Story Featured in Seahorse Magazine

March 15, 2015 · Posted by kate

After a successful season winning in Sardinia and St Tropez Sir Lindsay Owen Jones sat down with Seahorse Magazine’s Blue Robinson to reflect on a passion for combining speed with elegance that stems from childhood dingy sailing, racing cars and love of family. In partnership with Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design and Luca Bassani of Wally, MC3 marked the peak of performance cruising technology and birth of the Wallycento Class.

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