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Comanche Stretches Her Legs on Delivery to Charleston

Rob Almeida
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October 28, 2014

On a delivery last week from Newport to Charleston, the Hodgdon Yachts-built 100-foot carbon raceboat Comanche had her first opportunity to really stretch her legs in open ocean sailing conditions.

This yacht, outfitted with all manually-operated winches, was built for Netscape founder Jim Clark with the primary ambition to break major ocean racing records (while having a lot of fun in the process.)  She was designed by Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost (VPLP) and Guillame Verdier.

The following video was shot by pro-sailor Morgan Trubovich who was along for the ride:

From what we hear, she’s being readied for a trip overseas on board a ship. Most likely the Australia if we were to guess for the Sydney-Hobart Race on 26 December.

The following images were sent to us by Charleston local Bill Bates:




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