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Built to win: On board sailing yacht Comanche with Jim Clark

Software mogul Jim Clark wants yacht racing line honours. But does his new radical supermaxi sailing yacht Comanche have what it takes to go up against the best? Marilyn Mower finds out...

Comanche is a superyacht that belongs at the front . The image below shows her tearing along – ahead of Sydney Hobart legend Wild Oats XI , a feat that surprised everyone watching. It was an advantage the brand new 30.5 metre Hodgdon speed machine was able to maintain all the way to the Bass Strait during the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart. But when 30-knot winds failed to materialise, the more slender Wild Oats slipped past Comanche and into the lead, a position she held all the way to Hobart for victory and her eighth line honours . Second place is never going to be good enough for Comanche ’s owner, software mogul Jim Clark, but it was a minor miracle his yacht was there at all. She was only launched in September , so the famously brutal race represented a kind of masochistic shakedown for a yacht designed for one thing – to win.

Think Laser dinghy or 49er morphed with rocket ship and you’ll get some idea of the qualities of Comanche . At the yard, the racer was partially hidden behind two larger yachts with immaculate pedigrees, Meteor and Artemis , but Comanche ’s square bow and carbon sprit jutted out beyond them, drawing the eye away from the varnished teak of her neighbours to a lean sailing machine intended to go as fast as possible powered only by the wind.

Sailing legend Ken Read, who also happens to be the president of North Sails, managed the project from day one for Clark. Built at Hodgdon Yachts in Maine, Comanche had a hand-picked design and engineering team of international experts. It also had a construction schedule that raised eyebrows from the first day Clark talked to_ Boat International_ about the radical project during the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta in San Francisco, September 2013.

Comanche launched one year later and after stepping the mast in Newport, Rhode Island, and just two weeks of sailing trials, including a 600-mile qualifying sail to Charleston, South Carolina, the boat was packed aboard a cargo ship and sent to Australia to compete in the Sydney Hobart, which starts each year on Boxing Day.

Clark and his Australian wife, Kristy Hinze-Clark, met the boat in Sydney for its short re-commissioning, Hinze-Clark racing aboard the boat in a harbour tune-up event on 9 December 2014, where the yacht placed second despite poor conditions. The tabloids had a field-day, captioning photos with, “The supermodel and the supermaxi” and “She’s got legs” in reference to Hinze-Clark’s modelling career. These days she is a businesswoman, director for the Australian Nature Conservancy and the mother of two girls.

In our exclusive interview with Clark, shortly before the race begins, we ask simply: “Why?”

“It’s a hobby,” he says, “I like the supermaxis, they are like Volvo 60s on steroids.” Clark appears to be done with the J Class – his 42m Hanuman is up for sale – and is not a huge fan of what he calls the “multihull phase” of the America’s Cup with its reduced crew numbers. “The old sailing community is in monohulls and it’s nice to keep the guys engaged – there are lots of good sailors in the supermaxis and the guys are a lot of fun.”

When Clark decided on a supermaxi sailing yacht, his plan was to go for line honours rather than wins on corrected time, and speed/distance records that could be set for yachts with human powered winches. “I don’t want any of that record stuff with an asterisk that says push-button winches,” Clark scoffs. With this target, Clark and Read embarked on a “design experiment” for a yacht that could sail 30 knots or more on a broad reach. The experiment pushed them to some extreme stats, which Clark says were run through CFD tests and simulations time and again.

“The 25-foot (7.6 metre) beam saves weight,” Read says. “By going wider, we can have less weight in the keel to keep the same righting moment, thus we will go faster.” This thinking is carried over into the keel itself, which is solid stainless steel and not welded. With a 6.7 metre draught, the keel can be two tonnes lighter than a comparable keel on a boat with half the draught. The governing factor was the depth of Rhode Island’s Newport harbour where the boat will be based when not chasing records. “With the keel canted to one side we can just get to our berth,” Read says.

The downside to beam is increased surface drag when sailing flat in light air. “Being considerably wider than other boats, we need to be heeling at 11 to 13 degrees to present the same beam,” says Clark. “In light air, we are at a disadvantage. When the wind cooperates, there is no question the boat is explosive.”

Hodgdon, the oldest boatbuilding business in the US, might seem like an odd choice if you don’t know that part of the yard’s annual output is high-tech military vessels and another part is carbon fibre limo tenders. In fact, Hodgdon is quite skilled at innovative construction techniques and when Tim Hodgdon agreed to build an oven to cook Comanche ’s carbon fibre hull, the deal was struck. The yard’s location also made it a good gathering stop for its far-flung team.

Some critics have said the superyacht is too extreme and too powerful to handle, but Clark just laughs at this and suggests we “ask Kenny”. “Yeah, it’s still an unknown but I’m not overly concerned,” he adds. “The hull is well baked and it’s been ultrasounded and X-rayed. There is a fuse in some of the loads so that nothing super bad can happen. But you can’t have a fuse in the rigging… Some of those termination points on the rig are kind of scary,” Clark says.

That rig, which rises 47 metres above the waterline, is more than 50 per cent of the length aft from the bow, a surprising configuration but based on model testing for best all-around performance with the foil and appendages.

Also innovative are the daggerboards outboard of the mast and slightly forward of it. By canting the keel and putting the lee side daggerboard fully down, the boat generates enough lift to keep the angle of leeway to a minimum or crab up to a mark.

The wide cockpit, full of grinder pedestals, hydraulic sail controls and sophisticated LED panels, gives the impression of a workhouse with modern instruments of torture. In a way, that is what they are. Grinders will work these six pedestals to turn the Harken winches. The only push-button winch on board is used to raise the mainsail. Once that sail is up the halyard is locked off and the winch isn’t used.

The winch pedestals are set slightly inboard and Read explains that when sailing on other 30 metre yachts he found that waves coming inboard at 30 knots or so would sweep the helmsman or winch grinders off their feet. “I have fetched up in the corner of the cockpit with pieces of steering wheel in my hands,” he says. Thus, by having 10 feet more beam than other 30 metre boats, there is space to put people and gear in a safer location with the added benefit of space for sails to be temporarily stored outboard of the pedestals on the high side.

Another interesting option is set right into the deck. Small black plugs cover screw holes that allow a dodger to cover both hatches. “On long distance races, we wanted the option to erect a dodger to keep the crew safe when on deck,” Read says. A slot in the cockpit sole just aft of the dodger allows the steering wheel to be moved forward, allowing the helmsman to stand behind the dodger for more protection.

Step below the superyacht's deck and you can see how much weight has been saved. The single-skin carbon fibre hull and foam cored framing is fully exposed. It is mostly black with white non-skid patches. The forward end of the vessel is totally open, to store sails. Directly under the cockpit on either side are the crew berths, which keep the crew centre of gravity aft, close to the position they would be in when on deck; thus the trim of the yacht is not affected by off-watch crew moving around.

Directly under the cockpit sole is the navigator’s area with barely space to sit up. “The only requirement that navigator Stan Honey had was that we made the navigator’s seat 1.8 metres long so that he didn’t have to fight the crew for a berth,” Read says.

Talking to Read one gets a sense he is completely at ease with a project of this magnitude and the commitment it will take to sail it to its potential. He has sailed around the world with several of his present crew and all had input into the new boat’s design. That counts for a lot of experience, in addition to the French design team of Guillaume Verdier and VPLP (Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost). “Without the designers we would probably have built a far more conservative boat,” Read says, “but with their help we have taken a leap forward.”

On deck, Comanche is also radically different. All halyards go to the masthead, where they are locked off in the same style that was pioneered in the 12 Metre Class. But on Comanche, tension is applied on the sail luff by hydraulic rams mounted on the foredeck and by pulling on the sail at the tack. “It reduces weight aloft,” Read explains, “and allows complete sail adjustment from the [safety of the] cockpit.”

Another advanced feature not often seen on smaller sailing craft is that the jib tracks run transversely instead of fore and aft. “The clews for each headsail are in the same place and we might use the same sail for going hard to windward and when easing off onto a reach. With this arrangement all we need do is ease the track car to leeward when coming onto a reach. This enables us to keep power on without altering the shape of the sail when changing course relative to the wind,” Read notes.

The deck-stepped carbon fibre mast has swept spreaders to eliminate the need for adjustable running backstays. In some ways this is a disadvantage in that the masthead cannot be moved fore and aft when sailing up and downwind, but it eliminates the need for checkstays and runners. The masthead position is controlled with backstays to each corner of the transom and lines that are led into the mast from the backstays to control the rig bend.

“I started this boat thinking I could race it,” says Clark wistfully. A degenerative condition in his ankles that makes standing uncomfortable has recently cropped up in his wrists as well. “They made a seat for me where I can drive it,” he says, but he opted out of the Sydney Hobart to make room for America’s Cup-winning skipper Jimmy Spithill to assist Read on the helm.

“I feel confident we’ll start getting line honours and next summer we’ll do the transatlantic race and see how that goes,” promises Clark. “I’m optimistic.”

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The fabulous life of billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark

Source: The Almanac

Clark is a high school dropout from Plainview, Texas. After getting his GED, B.S. and ph.D., he went on to become a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford. He founded visual effects company Silicon Graphics in 1982 and Netscape with Marc Andreessen in 1994.

james clark yacht

Source: Forbes

With the success of Netscape and its incredibly popular Navigator browser, Clark and Andreessen became the first to capitalize on the World Wide Web. Clark's wealth grew after the company's extremely successful IPO in August 1995. He later became a billionaire thanks to timely investments in Apple and Facebook.

With the success of Netscape and its incredibly popular Navigator browser, Clark and Andreessen became the first to capitalize on the World Wide Web. Clark's wealth grew after the company's extremely successful IPO in August 1995. He later became a billionaire thanks to timely investments in Apple and Facebook.

Source: Daily Mail

Clark has developed a number of expensive hobbies in the 20 years since Netscape's IPO. As a former Navy man, sailing is perhaps his number one passion. His latest watercraft is the new 100-foot monohull sailboat he named "Comanche." Though he hasn't shared how much the boat cost to build, he told the Australian Associated Press, "Boats of this type are sort of like building a Formula 1 car. They are expensive."

Clark has developed a number of expensive hobbies in the 20 years since Netscape's IPO. As a former Navy man, sailing is perhaps his number one passion. His latest watercraft is the new 100-foot monohull sailboat he named "Comanche." Though he hasn't shared how much the boat cost to build, he told the Australian Associated Press, "Boats of this type are sort of like building a Formula 1 car. They are expensive."

"Comanche" faced its first test in December, when Clark's crew competed in a 630-mile race from Sydney, Australia to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Though the boat finished second in the race, Clark has big plans for the next few months. "I do think it will break quite a few records," he said to the Australian Associated Press.

"Comanche" faced its first test in December, when Clark's crew competed in a 630-mile race from Sydney, Australia to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Though the boat finished second in the race, Clark has big plans for the next few months. "I do think it will break quite a few records," he said to the Australian Associated Press.

Source: Wired , "The New New Thing"

Clark's first yacht was "Hyperion," which he customized to essentially be a computer on the water. The 157-foot J-class yacht, which has since been sold for an undisclosed amount, has 22 touchscreens and a total 40 miles of wiring.

Clark's first yacht was "Hyperion," which he customized to essentially be a computer on the water. The 157-foot J-class yacht, which has since been sold for an undisclosed amount, has 22 touchscreens and a total 40 miles of wiring.

Source: Wired , "The New New Thing"

Source: Forbes , Yachting

He also owns two other J-class yachts: 136-foot "Hanuman" and 295-foot "Athena." He listed them for a combined $113 million in 2012, though the listing price for "Athena" recently dropped from $95 million to $75 million.

He also owns two other J-class yachts: 136-foot "Hanuman" and 295-foot "Athena." He listed them for a combined $113 million in 2012, though the listing price for "Athena" recently dropped from $95 million to $75 million.

Source: Palm Beach Illustrated

Clark has been married four times. He married current wife Kristy Hinze in an exclusive ceremony on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in 2009. 35-year-old Hinze is an Australian model and TV personality who has appeared in Sports Illustrated and the Victoria's Secret catalogue. The couple has two young daughters together.

Clark has been married four times. He married current wife Kristy Hinze in an exclusive ceremony on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in 2009. 35-year-old Hinze is an Australian model and TV personality who has appeared in Sports Illustrated and the Victoria's Secret catalogue. The couple has two young daughters together.

To celebrate Clark's 70th birthday last year, Hinze threw a three-day party at the luxurious Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. The soiree included a live performance from Jason Mraz.

To celebrate Clark's 70th birthday last year, Hinze threw a three-day party at the luxurious Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. The soiree included a live performance from Jason Mraz.

Source: TIME

Clark's family has many connections to the tech community. Kathy Clark, his daughter from a previous marriage, is married to YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley.

Clark's family has many connections to the tech community. Kathy Clark, his daughter from a previous marriage, is married to YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley.

Source: The Cove

Clark is also well-known in some Hollywood circles. He was the executive producer of "The Cove," a documentary that exposes secret dolphin-hunting practices taking place in a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2009. Here he poses with actor Ben Stiller at a special screening of "The Cove" in New York City.

Clark is also well-known in some Hollywood circles. He was the executive producer of "The Cove," a documentary that exposes secret dolphin-hunting practices taking place in a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2009. Here he poses with actor Ben Stiller at a special screening of "The Cove" in New York City.

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Clark certainly has the real estate portfolio you'd expect from a billionaire. He recently paid $37 million for the Upper East Side townhouse that previously belonged to Listerine heiress Bunny Mellon.

Clark certainly has the real estate portfolio you'd expect from a billionaire. He recently paid $37 million for the Upper East Side townhouse that previously belonged to Listerine heiress Bunny Mellon.

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Source: New York Post

And last month the New York Post revealed that the Netscape billionaire was the mystery buyer of Ron Howard's Armonk, N.Y. home, which he paid $37.5 million for in July 2014. The home has plenty of luxurious amenities, including a pool, sports facility, barn, greenhouse, and observatory.

And last month the New York Post revealed that the Netscape billionaire was the mystery buyer of Ron Howard's Armonk, N.Y. home, which he paid $37.5 million for in July 2014. The home has plenty of luxurious amenities, including a pool, sports facility, barn, greenhouse, and observatory.

Source: New York Times , Palm Beach Illustrated

In 1999, Clark paid $11 million for the opulent Il Palmetto estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Originally built in 1930 by noted architect Maurice Fatio, the mansion has been extensively renovated by Clark.

In 1999, Clark paid $11 million for the opulent Il Palmetto estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Originally built in 1930 by noted architect Maurice Fatio, the mansion has been extensively renovated by Clark.

Source: Business Insider , Miami New Times

He also previously owned a 6,200-square-foot apartment at Miami's posh Setai Resort and Residences. He sold the penthouse for $21.5 million in 2011.

He also previously owned a 6,200-square-foot apartment at Miami's posh Setai Resort and Residences. He sold the penthouse for $21.5 million in 2011.

Source: Businessweek

Though he spends much of his time in Florida and New York and on the high seas, he previously made his home in the ritzy Silicon Valley town of Atherton. According to local legend, Clark once had to come up with a creative solution when he discovered that his neighbors could see directly into his home. He wanted to build a taller fence, but since that would be against Atherton zoning rules, he brought in enough dirt to build a hill in his backyard, raising the height of the fence.

Though he spends much of his time in Florida and New York and on the high seas, he previously made his home in the ritzy Silicon Valley town of Atherton. According to local legend, Clark once had to come up with a creative solution when he discovered that his neighbors could see directly into his home. He wanted to build a taller fence, but since that would be against Atherton zoning rules, he brought in enough dirt to build a hill in his backyard, raising the height of the fence.

Source: Sotheby\'s , Sotheby\'s

But homes aren't the only things this billionaires collects. A longtime wine connoisseur, he has a collection that's rumored to contain as many as 40,000 bottles, mostly from the Burgundy region of France. "I may have gotten overly enthusiastic about it," Clark told Sotheby's. "I have more wine than I can ever drink." In November 2014, he sold a selection of wines that fetched nearly $2.6 million at a Sotheby's auction.

But homes aren't the only things this billionaires collects. A longtime wine connoisseur, he has a collection that's rumored to contain as many as 40,000 bottles, mostly from the Burgundy region of France. "I may have gotten overly enthusiastic about it," Clark told Sotheby's. "I have more wine than I can ever drink." In November 2014, he sold a selection of wines that fetched nearly $2.6 million at a Sotheby's auction.

Source: Sotheby's , Sotheby's

He also has an extensive art collection and is rumored to own pieces by such big names as Monet, Matisse, Picasso, and Van Gogh.

He also has an extensive art collection and is rumored to own pieces by such big names as Monet, Matisse, Picasso, and Van Gogh.

Source: Daily Mail , "The New New Thing"

He owns a Gulfstream jet, which he uses for both business and pleasure.

He owns a Gulfstream jet, which he uses for both business and pleasure.

Source: Daily Mail , "The New New Thing"

Source: "The New New Thing"

According to a particularly memorable account from Michael Lewis' book "The New New Thing," Clark owned a McDonnell Douglas helicopter that he learned to fly himself. According to Lewis, Clark loved the helicopter so much he had considered buying the company that made it.

According to a particularly memorable account from Michael Lewis' book "The New New Thing," Clark owned a McDonnell Douglas helicopter that he learned to fly himself. According to Lewis, Clark loved the helicopter so much he had considered buying the company that made it.

Source: "The New New Thing"

Source: Stanford News Service

Clark is a noted philanthropist as well. In 1999, he donated $150 million to fund a biomedical engineering center at Stanford. That donation remains one of the largest gifts the university has ever receieved. He also makes yearly donations to New York's Perlman Music Program.

Clark is a noted philanthropist as well. In 1999, he donated $150 million to fund a biomedical engineering center at Stanford. That donation remains one of the largest gifts the university has ever receieved. He also makes yearly donations to New York's Perlman Music Program.

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The fabulous life of billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark

Silicon Valley legend Jim Clark made it big when Netscape, the web browser company he founded with Marc Andreessen, went public in 1995.

Twenty years later, Clark is  worth an estimated $1.5 billion , thanks in part to large timely investments in Apple, Facebook, and Twitter.

Clark lives the life one would expect of a billionaire, with multiple mansions, racing yachts, private jets, and a model wife. 

Clark is a high-school dropout from Plainview, Texas. After getting his GED, B.S., and Ph.D., he went on to become a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford. He founded the visual-effects company Silicon Graphics in 1982 and Netscape with Marc Andreessen in 1994.

james clark yacht

Source: The Almanac

With the success of Netscape and its incredibly popular Navigator browser, Clark and Andreessen became the first to capitalize on the World Wide Web. Clark's wealth grew after the company's extremely successful IPO in August 1995. He later became a billionaire thanks to timely investments in Apple and Facebook.

james clark yacht

Source: Forbes

Clark has developed numerous expensive hobbies in the 20 years since Netscape's IPO. As a former Navy man, Clark is perhaps most passionate about sailing. His latest watercraft is the new 100-foot monohull sailboat he named "Comanche." Though he hasn't shared how much the boat cost to build, he told the Australian Associated Press, "Boats of this type are sort of like building a Formula 1 car. They are expensive."

james clark yacht

Source: Daily Mail

"Comanche" faced its first test in December, when Clark's crew competed in a 630-mile race from Sydney to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Though the boat finished second in the race, Clark has big plans for the next few months. "I do think it will break quite a few records," he said to the Australian Associated Press.

james clark yacht

Source:  Daily Mail  

Clark's first yacht was "Hyperion," which he customized to essentially be a computer on the water. The 157-foot J-class yacht, which has since been sold for an undisclosed amount, has 22 touch screens and 40 miles of wiring.

james clark yacht

Source: Wired , "The New New Thing"

He also owns two other J-class yachts: 136-foot "Hanuman" and 295-foot "Athena." He listed them for a combined $113 million in 2012, though the listing price for "Athena" recently dropped to $75 million from $95 million.

james clark yacht

Source: Forbes , Yachting

Clark has been married four times. He married current wife Kristy Hinze in an exclusive ceremony on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in 2009. Hinze, 35, is an Australian model and TV personality who has appeared in Sports Illustrated and the Victoria's Secret catalogue. The couple has two young daughters together.

james clark yacht

Source: Palm Beach Illustrated

To celebrate Clark's 70th birthday last year, Hinze threw a three-day party at the luxurious Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. The soiree included a live performance from Jason Mraz.

 Source: Daily Mail

Clark's family has many connections to the tech community. Kathy Clark, his daughter from a previous marriage, is married to YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley.

james clark yacht

  Source: Time

Clark is also well known in some Hollywood circles. He was the executive producer of "The Cove," a documentary that exposes secret dolphin-hunting practices taking place in a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan. The film won the Academy Award for best documentary in 2009. Here he poses with actor Ben Stiller at a special screening of "The Cove" in New York City.

james clark yacht

Source: The Cove

Clark certainly has the real-estate portfolio one would expect from a billionaire. He recently paid $37 million for the Upper East Side townhouse that previously belonged to Listerine heiress Bunny Mellon.

james clark yacht

Click here to see the townhouse »

And last month the New York Post revealed that the Netscape billionaire was the mystery buyer of Ron Howard's Armonk, New York, home, which he paid $37.5 million for in July. The home has plenty of luxurious amenities, including a pool, sports facility, barn, greenhouse, and observatory.

james clark yacht

Source: New York Post

In 1999, Clark paid $11 million for the opulent Il Palmetto estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Originally built in 1930 by noted architect Maurice Fatio, the mansion has been extensively renovated by Clark.

james clark yacht

Source: New York Times , Palm Beach Illustrated

Clark also previously owned a 6,200-square-foot apartment at Miami's posh Setai Resort and Residences. He sold the penthouse for $21.5 million in 2011.

james clark yacht

Source: Business Insider , Miami New Times

Though Clark spends much of his time in Florida and New York and on the high seas, he previously made his home in the ritzy Silicon Valley town of Atherton. According to local legend, Clark once had to come up with a creative solution when he discovered that his neighbors could see directly into his home. He wanted to build a taller fence, but because that would be against Atherton zoning rules, he brought in enough dirt to build a hill in his backyard, raising the height of the fence.

james clark yacht

Source: Businessweek

But homes aren't the only things this billionaire collects. A longtime wine connoisseur, Clark has a collection that is rumored to contain as many as 40,000 bottles, mostly from the Burgundy region of France. "I may have gotten overly enthusiastic about it," Clark told Sotheby's. "I have more wine than I can ever drink." In November he sold a selection of wines that fetched nearly $2.6 million at a Sotheby's auction.

james clark yacht

Source: Sotheby's , Sotheby's

Clark also has an extensive art collection and is rumored to own pieces by such big names as Monet, Matisse, Picasso, and Van Gogh.

james clark yacht

Source:  Forbes

Clark owns a Gulfstream jet, which he uses for both business and pleasure.

james clark yacht

Source: Daily Mail ,  "The New New Thing"

According to a particularly memorable account from Michael Lewis' book "The New New Thing," Clark owned a McDonnell Douglas helicopter that he learned to fly. According to Lewis, Clark loved the helicopter so much he had considered buying the company that made it.

james clark yacht

Source:  "The New New Thing"

Clark is a noted philanthropist as well. In 1999, he donated $150 million to fund a biomedical engineering center at Stanford. That donation remains one of the largest gifts the university has ever received. He also makes yearly donations to New York's Perlman Music Program.

james clark yacht

Source: Stanford News Service

Now read about another wealthy tech founder.

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James H. Clark is a successful serial entrepreneur and computer scientist, perhaps best known for co-founding Netscape with Marc Andreessen in 1994. Netscape Navigator was the market leader in web browsers in the early days of the internet, becoming the dominant browser in terms of usage share in the 1990s.

Netscape was eventually purchased by America Online (AOL) in 1998, making Clark a billionaire . Clark started Netscape with a $4.1 million investment and exited the company with a $1.2 billion payout.

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  • James H. "Jim" Clark is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding Netscape in 1994 along with Marc Andreessen.
  • Clark is also known for multiplying his wealth through timely tech investments in companies such as Meta, Apple, X (formerly Twitter), and Palantir.
  • He helped start Silicon Graphics, a visual effects company; Shutterfly, a photo-sharing and storage website; and Healtheon, which later merged with WebMD.
  • More recently, Clark started a venture called CommandScape, a smartphone app that controls everything from a building's alarms and cameras to its lighting and thermostat.
  • With a net worth of more than $3 billion, Clark has given millions of dollars in donations to places including Tulane University and Stanford.

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James H. Clark was born in Plainview, Texas, on March 23, 1944, to blue-collar working parents. When Clark was a small child, his parents divorced, and he and his siblings lived with their mother. James rebelled as a youth, misbehaving in school. This led to many disciplinary actions, including suspension. Ultimately, he dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. While there, Clark ran a side business making loans to other sailors.

He later returned to continue his formal education, beginning with taking classes at Tulane University's University College. Although he didn't have a high school degree, he was eventually admitted to the University of New Orleans, where he earned his bachelor's and a master's degree in physics. Clark eventually earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. Clark went on to become an associate professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University and a major benefactor of the James H. Clark Center, the location of the bioscience research program at Stanford.

In 1991, Clark founded Silicon Graphics (SGI), a company that produced high-quality visual effects for film and 3-D images for engineers. Silicon Graphics counted George Lucas' LucasFilm and Steven Spielberg among its customers and had become a global leader in the production of Hollywood movie visual effects and 3-D imaging. In 1994, he left the company and sold his shares.

Soon after leaving SGI, James Clark, along with Marc Andreessen, founded Netscape, a tech company that introduced the Navigator graphical-interface web browser, one of the most popular web browsers of the 1990s.

Navigator once commanded more than 70% of the market but met its demise when it tried to compete with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Microsoft included Internet Explorer for free with its Windows operating system, making it the browser of choice. Because it was not free to use, Navigator ultimately lost market share.

The end of Netscape Navigator was central to Microsoft's antitrust trial , the result of which was a ruling that stated that Microsoft's bundling of Internet Explorer (IE) with the Windows operating system was a monopolistic business practice.

In 1998, AOL purchased Netscape for $4.2 billion, inaugurating Clark into the billionaire's club.

Clark also founded Healtheon, which later merged with WebMD, and he was the original investor and chair of the digital photo-sharing website Shutterfly, founded in 1999.

While Jim Clark is best known as the co-founder of Netscape, he has since multiplied his wealth through timely tech investments in companies such as Meta, Apple, X (formerly Twitter), and Palantir. His latest startup is a venture called CommandScape, an app that controls everything from a building's alarms and cameras to its lighting and thermostat.

As of 2023, Forbes estimates that Clark's net worth is more than $3 billion, making him one of the wealthiest men in America.

An ocean lover, his yachts include the 300-foot sailing yacht Athena and the 100-foot racing sailboat Comanche. He is also a well-known philanthropist, contributing mainly to institutions of higher education, such as Stanford University and Tulane University.

Clark has been married four times. The divorce from his third wife of 15 years, Nancy Rutter—a Forbes journalist—is reported to have cost him $125 million in cash and assets in the settlement. He married Kristy Hinze, a former swimsuit model, in 2009.

Clark has two daughters with Kristy Hinze: Dylan Vivienne and Harper Hazelle.

How Much Did James Clark Make From Netscape?

James Clark received a $1.2 billion settlement for the sale of Netscape to AOL in 1998.

How Many Companies Has James H. Clark Founded?

James Clark first founded Silicon Graphics, a computer hardware and software company, in 1982. After selling his stake in the company nearly a decade later, Clark co-founded Netscape, a computer services company responsible for the widely-popular web browser, Navigator. In 1996, Clark founded Healthscape (later Healtheon), a company that streamlines and automates healthcare transactions.

What Did James Clark Invent?

While working as a Stanford associate professor, Clark and some of his graduate students created the Geometry Engine computer chip, which instantly processed 3-D images.

Jim Clark is an American businessman behind the launch and success of several Silicon Valley companies. Most notably, he is credited with co-founding Netscape, which propelled him to billionaire status. He also developed the CommandScape app, which controls and manages home and business devices, such as alarms and thermostats. Clark's investment portfolio and philanthropic ventures are as impressive as his business portfolio. If history is an indicator of things to come, we will see another 'scape' development from Jim Clark.

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Over 70 veterans of the American Civil War reside here at Sand Lake Union Cemetery, but one is unique. Not because he was any more or less heroic than any of the other veterans -- they all deserve equal recognition -- but because this hero had four legs. His name was Moscow, and he was a horse. Moscow was my horse, and he was to become my most valued companion. My name is First Sergeant James Edward Clark, Jr. of Co. E, 21st New York Cavalry, also known as the Griswold Light Cavalry. I’m buried right over there beyond the iron fence. The 21st was raised in Troy, NY by Colonel William B. Tibbits during the summer of 1863, just after the Battle of Gettysburg. It included recruits from Albany, Rensselaer, Tioga and Monroe Counties. Moscow and I were first introduced at Camp Stoneman Cavalry Depot at Giesboro Point just south of Washington, DC. He was the government mount that I was issued from the thousands of horses in the compound. After several months of drilling, the 21st NY Cavalry was sent south. Over the next several years we saw constant action in the Shenandoah Valley between Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia. It was a grueling campaign, more than man and beast should have to endure. Together we suffered through the triple-digit summer heat and sub-zero winter of 1864. Punishing weather, the lack of food and water, mud, dust and the never-ending maneuvering around the Confederates made survival tough for Moscow and me. Not to mention the constant skirmishing with Colonel John Singleton Mosby’s Partisan Rangers that haunted the Shenandoah Valley. But we did survive. James Gill Averill and James Edward Clark, Sr., my father, were friends and fellow merchants here in Sand Lake. Frank Averill, James Gill Averill’s son, and I were also friends and we both had signed up as members of the 21st NY Cavalry, as did my little brother Willard. Moscow and I were in Co. E. Frank and Willard were in Co. H. Willard was their bugler. Unfortunately, Willard died of brain fever in 1863 in a Washington, DC hospital. So young…he was only 16. He never got a chance to see the elephant….that is, to experience combat. At the end of the war, we cavalrymen were allowed to bring our mounts home. They were tired and worn out, so the government had little use for them. And so Moscow came home to Troy with me.   "So polish his saddle And braid his wild mane And hope there's a heaven To ease all our pain. .." --Remembering Moscow, written and performed by Eric Washburn

After returning from service, I gave my now-retired Army mount, Moscow, to “Major” James Gill Averill, the father of my friend Franklin Averill, who had served with me during the war. Frank was killed in Cumberland, Maryland in ‘64.

I was living in Troy and felt that Moscow deserved a life on a quiet farm after all the hard times he had been through. Mr. Averill Sr. regarded Moscow as a respected veteran and esteemed friend.

During their lifetime both were seen together around town, Mr. Averill Sr. at the reigns and Moscow prancing at the front of his buggy. When Mr. Averill died in 1881, his son James Knox Averill continued Moscow’s care with the same level of respect for the old veteran.

Considering his veteran status, Moscow was a local celebrity. He became a regular in the annual Memorial Day parades along with the other Civil War veterans from the Sand Lake area. But after many years he became too old to participate.

On Memorial Day 1885, upon hearing the martial music of the parade in the village, he jumped his stable fence and headed in the direction of the music. But before reaching the procession he suffered a heart attack and fell dead by the roadside. The old veterans tried to get him up, but it was too late. He was gone.

Mr. Averill had insisted that his friend, Moscow, be buried at the foot of his grave here in the Sand Lake Union Cemetery. In fact, the size of the plot that the Averill family purchased here in the cemetery included plenty of room for Moscow. And so it was to be. This small memorial was placed on his grave in 2001 by the descendants of the original Averill family.

I outlived Moscow by 15 years, dying on December 30, 1900, just hours short of the new century. I was buried just over the hill there with my brother Willard. Three old veterans of the 21st still together within a stone's throw till the end of time.

[Bob Shuey wrote the above and portrayed Sgt. Clark. "Moscow" was portrayed by Bud; Rebecca Smith was his handler. Photos on this page by Andrew Mace and Jackie Tremont.]

Watch a video of the above: Bob Shuey as Sgt. Clark . Thanks to Jim Powers for making these videos possible!

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Robert James Clark OBITUARY

CLARK, ROBERT JAMES55, Died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Porter Hospice, Centennial, CO, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Predeceased by parents Herbert Clark and Leona (nee) Wald; also by grandparents and uncles. Born February 9, 1951 in Fond du Lac, WI. Married November 9, 2001 to Luda Plotnikova in Moscow, Russia. Survived by his wife, Luda, of Colorado; children Jennifer Clark, Stephanie Clark and Jon Clark, all of Houston, TX; step-daughter Lucia Plotnikova of Moscow; sister and brother Mary Clark of Milwaukee, WI, and Donald Clark of Wausau, WI; mother-in-law Raisa Hripunkova of Moscow, Russia; ex-wife Bonnie Clark-Brown of Houston, TX. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends throughout the world.Robert graduated from Mayville High School in 1969 and from UW Oshkosh in 1973. Robert spent his entire career in TV broadcasting including Gaylord Comm., Houston; Taft Broadcasting, Philadelphia; Encore Int., Denver; and, until January 2006, Bob was President of TV-3 in Moscow, Russia (Story First Comm.)A special thank-you to Dr. Jabboury and his staff in Houston; Dr. Alvarez and his staff in Denver; Swedish Medical Center physicians and nurses in Englewood, CO; and to the entire staff at Porter Hospice in Centennial, CO, for the excellent care provided to Bob. A heartfelt thank-you to Mike and Roz Crew for opening their home and lives to Bob while he was receiving care in Houston. We can never thank you enough. And from Bob’s children Jennifer, Stephanie and Jonathan a special thanks to their mother, Bonnie Clark-Brown, whose endless research, sacrifice and support provided comfort to us and our father throughout his last year, but most importantly in his final weeks.Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic Church, Mayville, WI for Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Mayville. Visitation will he held on Wednesday, May 10th from 5 till 8 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, WI; also Thursday from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. at the church. Memorials to PanCAN, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.www.pancan.org/Donate/donateonline.html

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