THE COMANCHE CONNECTION
When talk turns to the world's fastest monohull, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze's 100-foot supermaxi, Comanche, reigns supreme. The boat set the elapsed-time record in the Newport Bermuda Race
(34 hours, 52 minutes and 53 seconds) and the coveted 24-hour distance record (618.01 nautical miles). When Mustang Survival wanted to test its EP Ocean Racing Series foul-weather gear, which uses military-spec Gore-Tex fabrics, aboard an outrageous sailing platform, it reached out to Canadian Richard Clarke, a five-time Olympian, for suggestions. Clarke sails aboard Comanche, and the team has been helping to develop the garments ever since.