Crossfire Racing

Crossfire Racing is a Corinthian yacht racing program focused on competing at the highest levels in the sport while maintaining a commitment to sportsmanship and community development.

Crossfire is Reichel-Pugh designed and McConaghy built custom race boat from Seattle, sailing under the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club burgee.

The Crew

The Crossfire Racing crew is a dedicated team of experienced sailors based on the Northwest.

Our core lineup includes:

  • Scott Anderson – Runners
  • Bob Arney – Jib/Spin Trim
  • Nigel Barron – Boat Captain
  • Lou Bianco - Owner/Skipper
  • Patrick Cook – Jib/Spin Trim
  • Craig Cooper – Mid Bow
  • Rick Donohue – Grinder
  • Bruce Dunn – Grinder
  • Patrick Gibbs – Bow
  • Derek Murphy - Mast
  • Rick Sassara – Grinder
  • Mike Schaeffer – Tactician
  • John Stanley – Main Trim
  • Mike Stanley – Pit
Nigel Barron - Captain

The Boat

The design brief for Crossfire (ex Rima2) called for a boat that was capable of competing against the TP52's inshore buoy racing, yet strong enough to handle the most grueling offshore events. Crossfire features a high stability keel and bulb; and an over 50% ballast/displacement ratio. The high modulus carbon rig and composite C6 rigging adds greatly to the stability of this design. Crossfire is a powerful yacht capable of strong upwind performance in the 9+ knot range and even more exciting downwind rides at well over 20 knots.

Crossfire was built using Pre-Preg carbon fiber with Nomex core and high-density PVC foam core in the slamming areas. The construction of this yacht was focused around extensive offshore sailing; durability was of paramount concern.


  • LOA: 55ft 3in
  • LWL: 55ft 2in
  • Beam: 14ft 8in
  • Draft: 13 ft
  • Bridge Clearance: 90ft 5in
  • Ballast: 8050lb
  • Displacement: 20865lb


Crossfire racing has an extensive schedule of inshore and offshore racing scheduled for 2017. Look for us on the water!

Our current schedule for 2017:

  • TTPYC Duwamish Head
  • CYC Blakely Rock
  • CYC Blakely Rock
  • CYC Scatchet Head
  • CYC Three Tree Point
  • STYC Blakely Rock Benefit
  • SYC Protection Island
  • SYC Vashon Island
  • RVYS Swiftsure Classic
  • SYC Blake Island
  • Leukemia Cup (tentative)
  • TYC Transpac Race
  • CYCE Foulweather Bluff
  • SYC Grand Prix
  • OIYC Round the County
  • TYC Winter Vashon

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