Prior to the 2017 Transpac Race, skipper Ken Read said "Comanche is here on the west coast because this is one of the big five races, one of the classic ocean races that this boat was really made to do. We always chase records, that's kind of the boats M.O., and this is a really prestigious record." 5 days later, Comanche now owns the Transpac race monohull course record with their elapsed time of 5 Days, 1 Hour, 55 Minutes, 26 Seconds, over half a day faster than the previous record. Their finish time was July 11th, at 11:55:26 HST.
That previous record, set in 2009 by Alfa Romeo II was 5 days, 14 hours, 36 minutes, 20 seconds.
More history on the Transpac Honolulu Race Elapsed Time Record Trophy.
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Congratulations to Comanche! Aloha!