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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Race programme: World records/ 1st race: Sydney Hobart 2014Length: 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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Superbe et top! Il est dommage qu’on ne puisse pas avoir la polaire pour faire des courses virtuelles avec.