Hodgdon Yachts Comanche breaks record at Les Voiles the Saint Barth 2015


Comanche the sailing yacht commissioned by the notable yachtsman Jim Clark and built in the USA by Hodgdon Yachts, has taken part for the first time in the Caribbean Les Voiles de St. Barth.

Racing alongside 70 teams competing in 10 classes, Comanche had an excellent performance in the match-off between the newest, fastest, and most sophisticated racing yachts in the world. purpose of building a sailing vessel capable of breaking records.

The first record was already set during Comanche’s construction, becoming one of the largest single-hull infusions undertaken stateside. The second was set the 15th of April on the water, when Comanche established a speed record of 2 hours, 33 minutes, and 4 seconds in the Maxi 1 class during Les Voiles de St. Barth.

During the four racing days, Comanche took all the line honors in her division and placed second, just behind Rambler 88, with 12 points on the scoreboard according with the corrected-time performances. This regatta was the first time that 100-foot Comanche and Rambler 88 were seen sailing against each other, offering an exciting competition.

Comache‘s skipper, Ken Read, commented,“These boats are changing how we look at sailing. A special thanks to the owners who are making it happen”.