Reichel/Pugh

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Reichel/Pugh is a yacht design company based in San Diego, California, USA. It is led by John Reichel and Jim Pugh.

Since the late 1990s, Reichel/Pugh-designed yachts have successfully competed in many major races, including the America's Cup. Their designs currently hold the course records for a number of the best-known yacht races, such as the Sydney-Hobart race.

Several Reichel/Pugh-designed yachts are in series production, including modern Melges boats such as the Melges 17, Melges 20, Melges 24, Melges 30 (currently out of production), and the Melges 32.

America's Cup 2007[edit]

John Reichel and Jim Pugh were closely involved in the design of the IACC yacht ESP-88 and not ESP-97 for the Desafío Español 2007 syndicate who reached the semi-final stage of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2007 used to select the challenger for the 2007 America's Cup.

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