Co-Founders Jim Pugh and John Reichel will be racing in the Bucket Regatta and look forward to seeing you in St. Barths. To sit down for coffee or a cocktail during the event week please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp Jim at: +1.619.200.2972. John can be reached at email@example.com.
Dominance, performance, longevity—they define Reichel/Pugh, and they’re why our team consistently produces some of the world’s most distinctive, rewarding, and enduring sailing yachts. For each Superyacht design, the studio is committed to providing a luxurious and safe experience for the helmsperson, crew and guests with the reassuring feeling of stability and control even in arduous wind and sea conditions.
At the forefront of Maxi Yacht design for over 30 years, Reichel/Pugh designs have dominated many of the world’s historic races, continually setting new standards for innovation across classes. These designs have names known throughout the sailing world – 100’ Wallycentos Magic Carpet ³ and Galateia, 2018 Sydney-Hobart Race 1st and 2nd place finishers (on elapsed time) Wild Oats XI and Black Jack, and the iconic Cruising Superyachts Visione, Nilaya, Hetairos, and My Song. These winners weren’t just designed with the latest technologies and built to withstand the rigors of blue water cruising and high-performance sailing. They’re considered cutting-edge decades after launching and continue to be both perennial podium finishers and magnificent cruising yachts.
These achievements stand as a testament to our designs, whether a 220' superyacht or the new Melges 14, it's the performance that drives and inspires us on each new generation of yacht we develop.
In 1995, the beautiful French island of St Barths hosted its first Bucket Regatta and it has done so in March every year since then. Although the size of the yachts and competing fleet has grown significantly, the spirit of the event has remained unchanged. In recent years, 40 or more superyachts have gathered to compete for the Bucket in glamorous St Barths.
Over the years, many of the world’s most notable and accomplished sailors have participated in the racing. Nonetheless, as the Bucket Regatta has evolved, the organizers have kept a tight focus on maintaining the original camaraderie and non-commercial spirit of the event. It was, and still is, an event conceived and hosted purely for the pleasure and enjoyment of the sailing superyacht owner. There is no other regatta of magnitude on the superyacht racing circuit with the same goals, and the event organizers consider themselves the stewards of a most worthwhile tradition. Every year, invitations are extended to like-minded individuals.
Reichel/Pugh Superyachts Racing in the 2019 St. Barths Bucket Les Gazelles Class A
- 112' Nilaya
- 130' My Song
- 147' Visione
- 220' Hetairos