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Wild Oats XI clinch ninth Sydney-Hobart line honours

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By ITN News Editor December 28, 2018 14:30

Wild Oats XI clinch ninth Sydney-Hobart line honours

Australian super-maxi Wild Oats XI gained redemption for their sensational relegation in last year’s race to clinch their ninth Sydney to Hobart line honours in one of the closest finishes in the race’s history.

The Mark Richards-skippered Wild Oats XI finished the 74th edition of the 630-nautical mile (1,170 kilometre) race in Hobart. This year all four super-maxis had been in close contact since leaving Sydney, with the lead changing several times as they battled fickle and shifting winds. Wild Oats XI overhauled Comanche shortly after 4 a.m. local time and took advantage of the weakening winds to extend their lead as they approached the River Derwent.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 28, 2018 14:30
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