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Andoo Comanche wins Line Honours in 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart NEWS 28 December

ANDOO COMANCHE, Bow n: AC007, Sail n: CAY007, Skipper: John Winning Jr, State-Nation: NSW, Design: VPLP 100
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Andoo Comanche wins Line Honours in 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart

 

28 Dec, 2022 12:40:00 AM

Andoo Comanche wins Line Honours in 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart

Andoo Comanche has taken Line Honours in the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

 

 

 

The 100-ft maxi, skippered by John Winning Jr, crossed the line in 1 day, 11 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds.

This is a fourth Line Honours win for the boat, a Verdier/VPLP design, under a third different owner.

She first won as Comanche in 2015 for Jim and Kristy Clark.

The 2017 Line Honours win as LDV Comanche, when owned by Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant, was achieved in a time of 1 day, 9 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds, which still stands as the race record.

Cooney and Grant also won Line Honours with Comanche in the 75th anniversary race in 2019.

ANDOO COMANCHE, Bow n: AC007, Sail n: CAY007, Skipper: John Winning Jr, State-Nation: NSW, Design: VPLP 100

About the Winning Entry-Comanche 

John ‘Herman’ Winning Jr has chartered the Sydney Hobart record holder, Comanche. In their first hit out, Winning took Line Honours from Black Jack in the fluky 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. She took Line Honours in just under 20 hours and won the inaugural 260nm Tollgate Islands Race. Herman has prefixed the boat’s name with ‘Andoo’ for Andoo Products, which partners with his Appliances Online. This is the boat to beat for Line Honours.

American Jim Clark and Aussie wife Kristy bought brand new Comanche for her first Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2014 and finished 49 mins behind Line Honours victor, Wild Oats XI, ahead of her Line Honours victory in 2015 after scoring Line Honours in the light and fluky 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. She also smashed the 2225 nautical mile Transpac monohull record in 2017. Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant bought her just prior to the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart and as LDV Comanche, she took Line Honours and the race record after a protest against Wild Oats XI. In 2018, Comanche was pipped for second over the Rolex Sydney Hobart finish line by Black Jack after a race-long battle between the four 100-footers, won by Wild Oats XI. Cooney last took her to Hobart in 2019 and took Line Honours after doing the same in the 2019 Transpac Race.

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