Comanche Claims Monohull Line Honours At Rolex Fastnet Race
Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Jim Clark’s 100-foot American Maxi Comanche claimed monohull line honours at the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes to Plymouth, England.
(Photo: Daniel Forster/Rolex/Comanche)
Comanche arrived in Plymouth, England, completing the 603 nautical mile race in two days, 15 hours, 42 minutes and 26 seconds. Skippered by Ken Read, the American Maxi finished just four minutes ahead of her closest rival, George David’s 88ft Rambler (USA).
(Photo: Daniel Forster/Rolex/Rambler)
Mike Slade's 100ft Maxi Leopard (GBR) was third finisher followed by the Maxi 72 Momo (CAY).
Multihull line honours was sealed by the Dona Bertarelli-Yann Guichard skippered Spindrift 2. As the largest boat in the fleet at 131ft, Spindrift 2 arrived in Plymouth with an elapsed time of two days, 10 hours, 57 minutes and 41 seconds.
(Photo: Mark Lloyd/Spindrift 2)
The record 356-fleet had a slow start on Day 1 of the race, as the breeze was one of the lightest in race history.
Progress of the remaining fleet can be followed via the Rolex Fastnet Race tracker.