Comanche, the new Verdier-VPLP 100 footer

The new VPLP-VERDIER design, a 100ft monohull has been launched this Saturday 27th in Newport, Maine. This racing machine designed for all the major races and world records has required up to 15 000 hours of work. Comanche has been mastered, and received her keel and daggerboards, before she set sails for the first trials scheduled for early October.

Engineering and construction: Tim Hacket / Casey Smith and Brandon Linton for the construction

Design: Guillaume Verdier – VPLP

Guillaume Verdier Design : Romaric Neyhousser / Benjamin Muyl / Hervé Penfornis / Guillaume Verdier

VPLP Design: Philibert Chesnay / Xavier Guilbaud / Simon Watin / Daniele Capua / Vincent Lauriot Prevost

Skipper: Ken Read with Casey Smith and Tony mutter

Owner: Jim Clark

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COMANCHE - MISE À L'EAU

Race programme: World records/ 1st race: Sydney Hobart 2014

Length: 100′
Width: 8m
Draught: NC
Air draught: 47 m
Sail area closed-hauled: 760 m2
Sail area reaching: 1100 m2
Weight: 30 tons 
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