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Old 13-07-2015, 14:03   #1
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24 hour monohull distance record broken

Jim Clark and crew have just broken the 24 hour distance record sailing his new boat Comanche making an incredible 618.01 miles in 24 hours. Average speed in relatively flat water was 26 knots with sustainable speeds of 35 knots.
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Do you have a link? Thanks, R
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And yet there are french blokes doing better than that all on their own (current record for solo is 677nm as I write I think)
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Re: 24 hour monohull distance record broken

Here you go

Billionaire Jim Clarke just broke the world sailing speed record - Business Insider
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618 mile, thats a bit better than half the distance of the world record holder.
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And yet there are french blokes doing better than that all on their own (current record for solo is 677nm as I write I think)
I can't find support for your quote
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Re: 24 hour monohull distance record broken

It's more like 2/3

The current record is 908.2nm by Banque Populaire V (and single-handed is 682.85 by Banque Populaire VII).

http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/comp.../article?id=81
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618 mile, thats a bit better than half the distance of the world record holder.
From what I can gather it looks like the fastest multihull made around 900 miles which is hardly a bit better than half the distance..much closer to 1/3
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From what I can gather it looks like the fastest multihull made around 900 miles which is hardly a bit better than half the distance..much closer to 1/3
Or stated another way, the multihull record is 47% further in a single day.
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I can't find support for your quote
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2014 "Banque Populaire 7" 103ft Tri. Armel Le Cleac'h FRA, 682.85M, 28.45 kts -
I admit I was wrong, I said 677 - its actually 682.
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I admit I was wrong, I said 677 - its actually 682.
OK but I was referring to monohull's, surely that was clear. Anyways single handing at those speeds is really something.
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Ah, the toys money can buy...wonder which cost more? The wife or the boat?
Are you kidding, that boat is chump change.
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Sort of like the word's fastest snail...
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"When Texan billionaire Jim Clark spent more than $15 million on the 100-foot yacht Comanche, he had one aim in mind: “the fastest boat ever built”."




And failed.
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