New monohull 24 hour record confirmed
Published on July 20th, 2015
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new monohull 24 hour record set by skipper Ken Read (USA) and 20 crew on the 100-foot Comanche on July 10-11. While competing in the 2015 Transatlantic Race, Comanche covered a distance of 618.01 nm, averaging 25.75 knots. This beats the previous record of 596.6 nm (24.85 knot avg) set by skipper Torben Grael (BRA) and crew on the Volvo 70 Ericsson 4 during the 2008-9 Volvo Ocean Race.