The striking 100-foot supermaxi yacht COMANCHE by Hodgdon Yachts has set a new monohull 24 hour distance record at the 2015 Transatlantic Race. The record of superyacht COMANCHE is still to ratified off the boats tracker by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC).
Update off COMANCHE yacht from Ken Read: “What started off as a very frustrating light air Transatlantic Race 2015 has turned to gold for all of us aboard Hodgdon’s 100 foot super-maxi Comanche. Approximately 1300 miles out of Newport, Rhode Island in the North Atlantic we set up underneath an approaching low pressure. We’ve had a phenomenal stretch of strong wind and reasonably flat sea which has propelled us to what we believe is a new record for the greatest distance covered by a monohull in a single 24-hour period.”
The previous 24-hour monohull distance record was set by Ericsson 4 in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 race. They covered 596,6 nautical miles during Leg 1 between Alicante, Spain and Cape Town, South Africa with an average speed of 24,85 knots.
“We believe the distance will be at least 620 nautical miles. Hodgdon Comanche is still on the same course and the distance could still grow as the record calculation is made off the most miles in 24 hours. We are currently going faster now than we were at the start of the run,” added Ken Read.