Thursday, October 20, 2016


Comanche was built to break records and slowly it has been beating them, first the 24 hour record for a monohull (618.01 nm, averaging 25.75) then, some months ago, the record of the North Atlantic from West to East with an average speed of 21.44k. They have beaten the old 2003 record hold by Mari Cha IV (that was a big sailboat but not a race boat) for more than 24 hours. The new record stands in 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes 25 seconds, not particularly impressing if we compare it with the absolute sail record that has already 7 years and belong to the Trimaran Banque Populaire (Pascal Bidegorry), with an average speed of 32.94K, in 3d 15h 25m 48s. Sure big maxi racing trimarans are faster but a diference of more than 2 days seems too much to me and I am quite sure that one of the new ones can make better.

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