Ken Read and his crew aboard `Comanche' left no doubt in their quest to break a record in one of yachting's most popular races.
Read, of Seekonk and Newport, guided Comanche to the finish line at St. David's Lighthouse in Bermuda at 4:22 a.m. Sunday. The elapsed time was a record of 34 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. The corrected time of 35 hours, 20 minutes and six seconds still blew away the record in the 50-year old race by four hours.
None of the other 130 competitors in the race are expected to reach Bermuda until sometime later this afternoon.
The previous record of 39:39:18 was set by Rambler in 2012.