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Yacht beats trans-Atlantic record

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The 100-foot S/Y Camanche broke the transAtlantic record, crossing from New York to England in five days, 14 hours and 21 minutes, whacking a full day off the previous record held by S/Y Mari-Cha IV for the past 13 years.

Built in East Boothbay, Maine, by the 200-year-old Hodgdon Yachts, the carbon-fiber racing yacht was built for speed. It won the Sydney-to-Hobart race in 2015 and shaved five hours off the previous record in the Newport Bermuda race this summer. Comanche is owned by Netscape founder Jim Clark.
The crew of 17 sailed the 2,880 nautical miles at an average speed of 21.44 knots, a feat possible because of a rare perfect weather window. But several of its veteran sailors, including skipper Ken Read and Jimmy Spithill, were at the America’s Cup series races in England at the time and missed the crossing.

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