Dr. Hasso Plattner and his team made their racing debut at the Long Point Race Week aboard their brand new cruiser Claude 2 and opened their career with the overall win of the annual event. The invitational regatta took place from August 25-27 from Newport Beach to Long Point, Catalina, then a race at Ship Rock, Catalina, followed by the race back to Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.
The Reichel/Pugh-designed and engineered/Baltic-built 68 Performance Cruiser was launched in October 2016 and is equipped with a state of the art race RPS system. This RPS system, designed and installed by Ship Motion Group, is an ultra-light retractable propulsion system combining all the benefits into a lightweight and highly reliable racing RPS leading to a significant drag reduction, higher speed and increase of sailing performance.
Ship Motion Group congratulates all involved with this great accomplishment.