Wild Oats XI wins Sydney to Hobart 2013!
The wait is over for the yearly prestigious Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013. Race favourite Wild Oats XI won a record seven (7) consecutive races tonight as the team cross the finish line just after 7:07pm, local time. The unofficial time is two days, six hours, seven minutes and 27 seconds, well short of the race record it set last year.Wild Oats XI is a 100-foot (31-metre) super maxi Yatch owned by the Oatley family.
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About Wild Oats XI
Wild Oats XI is a maxi yacht, most famous for being the race record holder and a six times line honours winner of the “blue water classic” Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. She is owned by Robert Oatley, and skippered by New South Wales yachtsman Mark Richards.
In her first season Wild Oats XI won the “treble” in the 2005 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, winning on elapsed (line honours) and corrected time (handicap) as well as setting a new race record. In the 2007 race, Wild Oats XI equaled the 59-year old record of Morna, by taking line honours in the race three times in a row. In the 2008 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Wild Oats XI broke the record, winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive line honours. Wild Oats XI won the Sydney Hobart “treble” again in 2012, setting a new record of 1 day 18 hours 23 minutes 12 seconds. (Wikipedia)
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