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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.
America's Cup 2007
John Reichel and Jim Pugh were closely involved in the design of the IACC yacht ESP-88 and 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.