Ok, second Comanche bashing thread - for no real reason.
First let's clarify lending club.
She left earlier than fleet to break to course record, rather than the race
record. She did it I grand style - congrats! She is a tri not a mono hull
. Not sure who here thinks that a mono of similar length is ever going to beat a tri (when we are talking similar machines at least - obviously not a Lagoon
again against TP 52).
Second - what is Comanche?
Every one keeps quoting a newspaper article stating Comanche was built to be the "fastest boat". Not so. Comanche was built specifically to break mono-hull crew powered records. Both miles over time, which she has achieved, and course records, which I at least believe she will. There are separate records for classes
of boat. Lending tree and Comanche are not after the same records.
There are way faster boats out there of course, faster than lending tree too. Ac72s routinely hit near 50, speciality short course boats are near 60. You can do it for a few thousands bucks on a foiling kite board!!!
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