17 July 2017

2017 Transpac Race Records, Comanche Skipper Ken Read (video)

2017 Transpac Race Record: Comanche, Skipper Ken Read

Video above published Jul 12, 2017: Ken Read, skipper for Comanche in the 2017 Transpac Race talks about their record breaking performance. Video footage by Dylan DiMarchi.

Transpac 2017: New multihull and monohull records established

Both the multihull and the monohull first-to-finish race records have fallen in the 2017 Transpac, a 2225-mile course from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to Diamond Head in Honolulu.

H. L. Enloe's ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe crossed the finish line first on July 10th for an elapsed time of 4 days 6 hours 32 min 30 sec, a full 26.5 hours faster than the previous mark set in 1997 by Bruno Peyron and his team on Commodore Explorer.

Jim Clark's 100-footer Comanche, on July 11th decisively established a new course record for monohulls with an elapsed time of 5 days 1 hour 55 min 26 sec, a half a day faster than the previous record set in 2009 by Neville Crichton's R/P 90 Alfa Romeo II.

Transpac Results | yachtscoring.com and transpacyc.com

2017 Transpac Race Comanche Finish:

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