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Rio 100 secures the Barn Door Trophy in the 2015 Transpac Race

Rio Racing USA have realised their ultimate goal of winning the Barn Door Trophy in the 2015 Transpac Race when Bakewell-White designed supermaxi Rio 100 crossed the finish line off Diamond Harbour, Hawaii on the evening of Saturday 25 July. After an elapsed time of seven days, five hours, 34 minutes and seven seconds Rio […]

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DOUBLE-PODIUM IN DOUBLE-HANDED SERIES FOR BAKEWELL-WHITE

Bakewell-White Yacht Design boats have taken first and second place of Division 1 in New Zealand’s premier short-handed series, the 2012 B & G SIMRAD Series. WIRED, Rob Bassett and Brett Russell’s Bakewell-White 52 was dominant across the two-handed B & G SIMRAD Series clean sweeping line honours in all three races, also taking the […]

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THE GIANT KILLING “LITTLE BLUE MAXI” IS TEARING UP THE TOWN!

Following her giant killing performance in the Fremantle to Geraldton Yacht Race and more recently IRC dominance in the Coventry Reef race, the Bakewell-White designed 11m Alfresco has set the bar talk alight in Western Australia where the hot little twilight racer has been dubbed the “Little Blue Maxi”. Built and launched in New Zealand […]

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LAHANA TAKES LINE HONOURS IN THE BIRD ISLAND RACE

Syd Fischer’s TP52 Ragamuffin took first place in the IRC Division, winning the Janzoon Trophy, closely followed by Stephen Ainsworth’s RP63 Loki with Bob Steel’s TP52 Quest in third. The fleet of 25 yachts started racing at 1900hrs in 20-25knots of N/NW breeze and once offshore experienced strong NE winds heading to Bird Island. After […]

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SUPERMAXI RETURNS TO THE RACE CIRCUIT

Following her journey to Australia from England the boat has undergone a tidy up and received her new livery before the crew start to get to grips with their new steed. The first trip to the race track is for the Hamilton Island Race Week in the Whitsundays where the boat is performing some corporate […]

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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON NEW CRUISING YACHT

Built to survey using mix of glass/carbon/foam composite the boat is relatively light and should be a superb passagemaker. The rig is carbon fibre and she has a very generous sail plan. The raised deckhouse cabin format means that the very light and airy interior can be utilized to provide a very open living environment […]

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TORNADO RECEIVES SUPERSTRUCTURE

Built in composites the boat is capable of 50kts and will provide a superb platform for weekend fishing trips at the outer limits of the Hauraki Gulf, followed by a quick run back to town on Sunday evening. The superstructure was fitted this week at Optimum Boats in Kumeu, West Auckland and work will now […]

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LATEST MINI 650 TAKES SHAPE

The internal hull structure is almost complete and the deck will soon be bonded to the hull prior to painting. The boat will be fully operational in February 2010 following the stepping of her Southern built carbon rig complete with EC6+ carbon rigging. Her maiden voyage will be a solo sail across the Tasman Sea […]

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