Comanche finds new owner Down Under:
Comanche, the innovative record-breaking 100 foot maxi yacht designed by VPLP and Guillaume Verdier and launched in 2014 for Jim and Kristy Clark, has been sold to Australian Jim Cooney.
The yacht was to compete in the 628 nm Sydney Hobart Race as LDV Comanche under partnership between Clark and two-time race winner Neville Crichton, but the last-minute sale now will have Sydney skipper Cooney at the helm.
“I have stepped down as skipper, we still have sponsorship for the boat, and if for any reason he can’t do it, I will step back into this shoes,” Crichton said.
Crichton had assembled a world-class crew for the race – including America’s Cup skipper James Spithill…
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Qualifying complete at WIM Series finale:
Tourville-la-Rivière, France (December 14, 2017) – The qualifying double round robin series concluded today to decide the quarter-finalists at the International Bedanne’s Cup – the final event of the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series). Pauline Courtois (FRA) dominated the rounds to take the top position with Allie Blecher (USA) also advancing to the next stage. Full report and highlight video.
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