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Lucky Earns Line Honors at the 2017 XIII Palermo-Montecarlo Race

August 29, 2017 · Posted by kate

Montecarlo (August 26, 2017) – Bryon Ehrhart’s RP63 LUCKY took line honors and the ORC Division win with a time of 66h 46m 3s over 500nm at the XIII Palermo-Montecarlo Race for the Giuseppe Tasca d’Almerita Trophy. LUCKY, formerly LOKI, was designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh, constructed by McConaghy Boats and won overall in the grueling Sydney-Hobart in 2011 and Transatlantic Race in 2015. Next up for Lucky will be the 28th edition of the Maxi World Championship beginning September 3, 2017.

Lucky Sailing Album

About the Palermo-Montecarlo Regatta
In 2015 the Palermo-Montecarlo Regatta was added to the IMA circuit – Mediterranean Maxi Off-shore Challenge, which brings together the ‘Rolex Middle Sea Race’, the ‘Volcano Race’ and the ‘Giraglia Rolex Club’. The offshore race is organized by Il Circolo della Vela Sicilia and Yacht club de Monaco, with the collaboration of Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The fleet departs from the Gulf of Mondello crosses the Strait of Bonifacio and finishes at Monaco’s Bay. The Regatta record is held by Igor Simic’s Reichel/Pugh-designed maxi Esimit Europa 2 (now Black Jack Yachting) with a time of 47hrs – 46mins- 48secs set in 2015, which broke the previous record by one hour and fifteen minutes.

Photos © Carloni/Raspar -CVS

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