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Hodgdon Yachts sets 24-hour trans-At record

Hodgdon Yachts said its 100-foot supermaxi Comanche set a monohull 24-hour distance record.

“What started off as a very frustrating light-air Transatlantic Race 2015 has turned to gold for all of us aboard Hodgdon’s 100-foot supermaxi Comanche,” Ken Read said in a statement. “Approximately 1,300 miles out of Newport, Rhode Island, in the North Atlantic we set up underneath an approaching low pressure. We’ve had a phenomenal stretch of strong wind and reasonably flat sea, which has propelled us to what we believe is a new record for the greatest distance covered by a monohull in a single 24-hour period.”

Still to be ratified off the boat’s tracker by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, the company believes the distance will be at least 620 nautical miles.

Hodgdon Comanche remains on the same course and the distance could still grow as the record calculation is made off the most miles in 24 hours.