Skipper Ken Read says the 100-foot super-maxi Comanche has set a 24-hour distance record for a monohull while competing in the Transatlantic Race 2015. Read says Comanche covered about 620 nautical miles, although race organizers say it was 618 nautical miles, between 5:30 a.m. UTC Friday and 5:30 a.m. UTC Saturday. The record needs to be ratified off the boat's tracker by the World...
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Big boats Comanche and Rambler 88 are ready for their transatlantic showdown. Now they just need the weather to cooperate if they hope to break the record for sailing between Newport, Rhode Island, and The Lizard, the southern tip of the British mainland. Comanche, a 100-footer owned by Internet pioneer Jim Clark, and Rambler 88 are scheduled to leave Newport on Sunday afternoon...
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STUART, Virginia -- There are only a few routes to get to this picturesque community tucked away in the mountains and valleys of Southern Virginia. It's a trip into history -- of bygone times when life was simple and devoid of today's complications. In fact, it's difficult to get a strong cell signal because of the hills and mountains that surround this Virginia community that was...
Racing suits from three of Formula One's most successful World Champions are up for auction. Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher share 12 Formula One World Championships between them and 157 race wins (17 percent of the World Championship races ever held). Nate D. Sanders Auctions is currently auctioning a multitude of race car drivers racing suits, including ones formerly...
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