Handle with care: Comanche is fierce, yet fragile

Comanche, the sleek 100-foot super maxi owned by Netscape founder, Jim Clark and his wife Kristy Hinze Clark, has arrived in Australia to once again take part in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Peters & May's expert racing logistics team oversaw the shipping and handling from Southampton in the UK, to Sydney Australia, where resident agents Aurora Global Logistics took over to ensure a smooth discharge and delivery.

Comanche owners, Jim and Kristy, who collaborated with skipper Ken Read and VPLP-Verdier on their high-tech racing yacht, have set their sights on line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Comanche's form leading into the iconic Australian race is promising following a US and European season marked by success and a record. She set a new 24-hour sailing record for a monohull, 618.01 nautical miles, an average of more than 25 knots in the Transatlantic Race from Newport, Rhode Island to Lizard Point, Cornwall.

Craig Stanbury, Operations Director Peters & May Racing Division, commented: “Having looked after Comanche from the time she first hit the water, we’re looking forward to seeing how she fairs in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race after a close call in 2014! We know there are very few experienced yacht transport service providers trusted to carry and handle such precious cargo, and we're thrilled to have an incredible group of international agents to support us wherever the race schedules take us!”

Comanche will set off on Boxing Day against some of the fastest yachts in the world to try and bring home the trophy. You can keep an eye on the results here

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