Comanche 100 '
Launched in September 2014, Comanche is the result of studies of the IMOCA Macif and Banque Populaire, first and second in the 2012 Vendee Globe.
Different from her other 100' rivals, like Wild Oats and Perpetual Loyal, with her large beam, her mast far aft and a boom directly over the transom, Comanche has a much larger sail plan. The cockpit has been designed for manuel maneuvers rather than hydraulic and therefore saves weight.
Comanche has a powerful hull shape and a maximum draft of 6.5m in order to enter most ports. With a low freeboard and lateral ballast the center of gravity has been lowered to gain power.
Comanche's owner Jim Clark and skipper Ken Read are dedicated to records and speed. On a course, such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, line honors were given priority while sacrificing the rating and overall results.
After the Sydney Hobart, her first race in December 2014, Comanche should attack the crewed West to East Trans-Atlantic Record, held today by Mari Cha IV.
|Launched||september 2014||Sail area upwind||760 m2|
|Architectes||VPLP - Verdier||Sail area downwind||1100 m2|
|Construction||Hodgdon Yachts, Maine, USA||Displacement||< 30 tonnes|
|Length||30,45 m||Draft||6 m|
|Beam||8 m||Headroom||45 m|
Photos by Daniel Forster : DanielForster.com