‘Comanche Across the Atlantic’ proves that even the most daunting world records are meant to be broken… eventually. Jim Clarke envisioned a boat built purely for speed. A boat so light and so fast that she would shatter every record she attempted. In 2014 that dream became a reality with the 100ft monohull Comanche.
For elite navigator Stan Honey and a crew of sailing all-stars, beating the prestigious monohull transatlantic sailing record was the ultimate accomplishment. And it was no easy feat. On July 22, 2016, the Comanche—a custom-built, 100-foot racing yacht—set sail from New York to the southern tip of England. Precisely 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes and 25 seconds later, Comanche’s crew shattered the world record … by more than a day.
The vision that set this journey in motion was one of pure exhilaration and has continued to change the world of sailing even today. The design elements that made Comanche so impressively fast have filtered through into today’s racing designs. Influencing and shaping the yachting world in the race to build better, faster racing yachts.
Watch one of the most amazing and inspiring journeys ever to take place on film below.
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