14 July 2015

Transatlantic Race: Comanche New Monohull 24-hour Record; Windquest Wins CYCRTM Line Honors (videos)

News: "Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s 100’ maxi Comanche set a new monohull 24-hour record when she covered 618.01 miles over Friday-Saturday (subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council), Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 trimaran Phaedo³ also put in a resounding performance.   Towards the end of the race Phaedo³, at one point, recorded a peak speed of 41.2 knots when navigator Miles Seddon was driving. As Thornburg recounted: “The sea opened up before him. It was the biggest wave you have ever seen and we were pointing down it"..."

Sailing Videos (above and below) - 2015 Transatlantic Race

First Finishers of the 2015 Transatlantic Race

Bryan Ehrhart’s Lucky secured line honors in the Transatlantic Race, second across the famous Castle line was Nomad IV, Clarke Murphy’s 100ft Maltese flagged yacht that suffered hydraulic failure during the race, meaning water ballast, sail hoist and controls all had to be manned by the crew’s own strength only. At present Lucky holds the lead in the Transatlantic Race 2015 under IRC handicap, but the title remains under threat from boats yet to finish. Similarly, her impressive course time is likely to be bettered by the maxis which started four days after her. (published on Jul 12, 2015)

The Transatlantic Race 2015 is a 2,800-mile race from Newport, R.I., to The Lizard on the southwestern corner of England. This is the 30th transatlantic race since three New York Yacht Club members sponsored the first one in 1866. A fleet of 38 boats—ranging in size from 40 to 140 feet and in age from 100 years to 10 months—departed from Newport in one of three different starts (June 28, July 1 and July 5). #tr2015

Windquest (Terry Hutchinson, Skipper) Wins Line Honors in 107th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust (published on Jul 13, 2015) #CYCRTM
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