23 Dec '15, 10pm

All is quiet at #WildOatsXI dock two days before the start of the #RSHYR→

Wild Oats XI is put through her paces on Sydney Harbour during preparations for the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race on Boxing Day. (Image credit: Dale Lorimer) After being the centre of attention for four frenetic months, Rolex Sydney Hobart Race record holder, Wild Oats XI, was lying idle at Sydney’s Woolwich Dock this afternoon like a thoroughbred waiting to be called to the start. There was no activity on or around the yacht. Instead the crew and support team were at the start of a two day period of rest, relaxation and Christmas celebrations with family and friends. “We’ve never been this well prepared this early in any one of our ten previous Hobart race campaigns,” said Skipper, Mark Richards. “We’ve ticked every box on the checklist, so now we can enjoy time with our families, wait and watch the evolving weather forecast.” Three days out from the 1pm start on ...

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