Wild Oats XI retires from Sydney Hobart Race:
(December 27, 2016; 12:00 AEDT) – Wild Oats XI, the supermaxi that has dominated the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the last 11 years, is out of this year’s race after succumbing to the record pace she was setting at the head of the fleet.
This morning (Dec. 27), approaching the north-east coast of Flinders Island in eastern Bass Strait, the 8-time line honor winner suffered damage to the hydraulic ram that adjus…
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Record Pace for Sydney Hobart Race:
(December 27, 2016; 05:15 AEDT) – This morning Wild Oats XI continued to lead the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart, but the race is far from over, with Perpetual LOYAL, Black Jack, Scallywag and Giacomo within striking distance as they continue their quick march down the south coast of NSW – and incredibly at least 24 boats are ahead of the race record – or on record pace.
Wild Oats XI, skippered by Mark Richards, is just …
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