Newport Beach, CA (August 25, 2019) – Congratulations to Alec Oberschmidt and his team for the overall win (and B division win for the third year in a row) at the 2019 Long Point Race Week aboard their Reichel/Pugh-designed 50’ racer Staghound. David Clark’s ULDB 70 Grand Illusion with Reichel/Pugh-designed keel and rudder appendages was 2nd in ORR Division. Grand Illusion won the Transpac overall in 2015.
The annual Long Point Race Week is hosted by Balboa & Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs with three races were run: Newport Beach to Long Point – Catalina, a buoy race at Ship Rock – Catalina, followed by the race back to the Newport Beach Pier.
Staghound is Reichel/Pugh design 116 with engineering by Gurit, built by Ian Franklin Boatbuilders and launched in 2002.
title photo by Joysailing taken at a 2017 LPRW finish