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#NewportBermuda Race – Comanche on record pace

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2016 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race start. COMANCHE skippered by Ken Read, blasts away from the start at 25knots, in the hope of breaking the course record of 39 hours 39 minutes Barry Pickthall / PPL

Less than 24 hours into the race, Comanche is already through the Gulf Steam and pressing to break Rambler’s elapsed time record from 2012. “We’re in Champagne conditions, making 20-25 knots,” said skipper Kenny Read. At press time 7:00PM in Bermuda, Comanche was 213 miles from the St. David’s Lighthouse finish in Bermuda doing 20kts. At that pace she would cross the finish line as early as 3:00AM

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