The yacht was built in 2008, initially USA 17, designed by Reichel Pugh for Oracle Racing.
Built with no budget limit; was from the beginning very fast, winning it’s first and last TP event as Oracle with all first places.
We purchased the yacht from team Powerplay, who raced the yacht for 2 years in many offshore events; optimising her for IRC (keel and bulb were replaced with a new one design by Reichel Pugh, which can be adjusted in draft 3.25m to 3.35m) and reinforcing the hull for offshore racing.
In 2013 we won the ORC Worlds and this year (2014) we won Copa del Rey in IRC 1 – obviously we won other races that are less important but have no need to be nominated!
The yacht is very fast among the TP of this period, in fact I can honestly say that she’s the fastest I’ve seen.