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the greatest show on surf

pt 1His crew have seen it too often to be surprised but Kenny Read is both a gifted showman and great ambassador for the sport. On a Sunday morning at Woolwich dock in Sydney, a fleet of local Optis’s were just finishing their session on the water when Kenny leaned over the rail to the Opti safety boat and extended an invitation to all the kids for a tour on board when they were done. It was priceless…

Thirty kids (and stoked parents…) wandered around Comanche with Kenny as chief tour guide as they turned pedestal handles, peered into the nav station, stared at the guys doing final engine checks and giggled when they saw the canting carbon head forward of the mast. When KR mentioned the Comanche was built just 2cm under the maximum allowed length of 30 metres, a little voice piped up asking why it wasn’t built just 1cm shorter… After the Opti tour bus had left we sped out past Sydney heads and picked up the pace, finding some very sweet sweet-spots – boy does Comanche fly…

Thanks to Rhino, Kelvin, Kenny and the crew for a Sunday blast. – Blue Robinson.