Comanche, an entry by the New York Yacht Club, has been announced as the winner of the seventy-first Sydney to Hobart yacht meet in Australia. The hundred-foot long super maxi finished the six-hundred-thirty nautical mile open ocean path in 2 days, 8 hours, 58 minutes, and thirty seconds. Fellow United States entry Rambler 88 came in 3rd over the line.
Comanche is the very first international line honors champ in the yearly event since the year 2009 and the 1st American boat to be first across the line since Sayonara, owned by Larry Ellison, in the year 1998. She is owned by Jim Clark, the Texas billionaire, who is popular as Netscape co-founder.
Speaking to a leading news channel, Mr Clark said that he had faith in his crew could pull through the tough race following an early damage to a rudder blade which almost made the yacht’s withdrawal on the 1st night.
He added that as soon as he heard that they were going to keep going, he knew that this racing crew would not stop till they finish. Ken Read, the skipper, stated that his crew was pushed to the limit. It was really a hard race and the guys have really pushed hard.
He has sailed around the world two and a half times and he thought that he had seen it all. He added that God bless those who did this something like twenty-five times – either they are the hardest or the dumbest people earth.