dimanche 29 décembre 2019

100 footers in the 75th Sydney-Hobart 2019 - Comanche: a third win in five contests


The victory went to the Maxi 100 Comanche, - Saturday 28th December 2019, at 7.30am, after a stressful final for the skippers and their crews, on the River Derwent, in a near nil wind ... 
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Alas, this 2019 edition will be remembered for the tragic spectacle of the wildfire nightmare that ravaged - the word is feeble - the Australian forest as the starting line in Sydney.
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In any case, the winner Comanche completed the course - 628 miles - in one day, 18 hours, 30 minutes and 24 seconds, nearly 45 minutes ahead of its chaser, InfoTrack

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The record for the event, set by the same Comanche in 2017 and which was 1 day, 09 hours, 15 minutes, and 24 seconds, has therefore not been broken.
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Winner of the event nine times, Wild Oats XI took third place, beating Scallywag by 38 split seconds in the fourth place....

The fifth Maxi 100 to cross the finish line will be Black Jack IV.

Yacht Specifications:


Maxi 100’
Designers: VPLP et Guillaume Verdier.
Builder: Hodgdon Yachts, Boothbay, Maine, USA
Launched: 27 September 2014
LOD: 30,48 m
LWA: 30,48 m
LWL: 30,25 m
Beam: 7,85 m
Draft: 6,67 m
Air Draft: 45,75 m

Bowsprit: 3,70 m
Displacement: 29,5 t
Main Sail Area: 410 m2
Sail Area (upwind): 760 m2

Sail Area (downwind): 1 400 m2

 Infotrack (ex-Perpetual Loyal, ex-Rambler 100, ex-Speedboat)

Maxi 100 pieds
Designer: Juan Kouyoumdjian
Builder: Cookson Boat, Auckland (N-Z)
Launched: 17 April 2008
LOA: 30,48 m
LWL: 29,99 m

Beam:  7,35 m

Draft: 6,22 m

Air Draft:47 m

Bowsprit: 5 m
Displacement:30,6 t
Ballast: 8 t
Main Sail Area: 375 m2
Sail Area (upwind): 660 m2

Sail Area (downwind):: 1 340 m2

 Wild Oats XI 

Maxi 100’
Designer: Reichel/Pug
Builder: McConaghy, Sydney
Launched: 2nd December 2005
LOA:  30,48 m
LWL: 30,48 m
Beam:  5,10 m
Draft: 5,94 m
Air Draft: 44 m

Bowsprit: 4,15 m
Displacement: 31 t
Main Sail Area:  390 m2
Sail Area (upwind): 630 m2

Sail Area (downwind): 1 400 m2

 Scallywag (ex-Maximus, Investec Loyal, Ragamuffin Loyal, Ragamuffin 100)

Maxi 100’
Designer: Andrew Dovell
Builder: Cookson Boat, Auckland (N-Z)
Launched: February 2005 (Maximus)
LOA:30,48 m (ex 98’ Greg Elliot & Clay Oliver design)
LWL: 30,48 m
Beam:  5,80 m
Draft: 5,60 m
Air Draft: 45,10 m

Bowsprit: 4,40 m
Displacement:33 t
Main Sail Area: 395 m2
Sail Area (upwind): 630 m2

Sail Area (downwind): 1 400 m2

 Black Jack IV (ex-Esimit Europa II, ex-Alfa Romeo II)

Maxi 100’
Designers Reichel/Pug
Buuilder: McConaghy, Sydney
Launched: 2005
LOA: 30,48 m
LWL: 30,48 m
Beam:  5,19 m
Draft: 5,80 m
Air Draft: 44 m

Bowsprit: 4,25 m
Displacement: 34 t
Main Sail Area: 360 m2
Sail Area (upwind): 600 m2

Sail Area (downwind): 1 400 m2

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