66′ Mini Maxi Alive Sweeps California Offshore Races and Sets New Course Record
San Diego, California (June 2, 2019) – Reichel/Pugh 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi ALIVE (formerly Black Jack & Stark Raving Mad) was first to finish (correcting to 7th) in the 5th annual SoCal 300 (300nm), following back-to-back line honor wins in the Spinnaker Cup (San Francisco Bay to Monterey), Coastal Cup (Monterey to Santa Barbara) and Newport-Ensenada.
San Diego, California (June 2, 2019) – Reichel/Pugh 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi ALIVE (formerly Black Jack & Stark Raving Mad) was first to finish (correcting to 7th) in the 5th annual SoCal 300 (300nm), following back-to-back line honor wins in the Spinnaker Cup (San Francisco Bay to Monterey), Coastal Cup (Monterey to Santa Barbara) and Newport-Ensenada. Alive also set a new course record for the 200nm Coastal Cup of 13h 48m 28s. Congratulations to owner Phillip Turner, skipper Duncan Hine and the entire Australian-based Alive Yachting team, who most notably won the 2018 Sydney-Hobart overall. The three-part CA Offshore Race Week now complete, the Alive team is taking on the competitive 17-boat Division 1 in the Transpac Race starting July 10th.
Alive’s Winning History 2019 – SoCal 300 – First to Finish 2019 – Coastal Cup – First to Finish & New Course Record Set of 13h 48m 28s 2019 – Spinnaker Cup – First to Finish 2019 – Newport-Ensenada – 1st Overall 2018 – Rolex Sydney-Hobart – 1st Overall, 1st IRC Div 0, 1st ORCi Overall, 1st ORCi Division 1. 2017 – Line Honors in the Veolia Bruny Island Race 2017 and missed setting a new course record by 12 minutes, but the performance earned the team both IRC and PHS corrected time victories. 2017 – Second on line and third overall in the 2017 Brisbane Gladstone Race. 2017 – Third on line in the Brisbane to Keppel Race. 2016 – Overall IRC winner and ORCi winner in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Club Marine 348nm Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. 2016 – Overall winner of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta. 2016 – Line Honours in the 2016 Rolex China Sea Race, setting a new record for the race of 47h 31m 08s, 11 minutes and 59 seconds inside Beau Geste’s record, set back in the millennium edition. 2015 – Took line honors and won IRC Division 0 in the 2015 Hong Kong Vietnam Race. 2015 – Back-to-back champion of the Sail Paradise Regatta for 2015 and 2014 inaugural regatta. 2014 – First place ORCi and IRC overall in the 2014 Brisbane to Gladstone 308 n.m. race. 2014 – Smashed the record for the 1885 nautical mile Melbourne to Vanuatu ocean race. Winning Line Honours and IRC as well as cementing a new race record of 5 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds. 2014 – Second overall IRC Division 1 at Hamilton Island Race Week. 2014 – First IRC overall in Sail Paradise Regatta. 2012 – (as Black Jack) Second fastest time in the Sydney Gold Coast race, behind Wild Oats XI.