27 Dec '16, 8am

Here's what it's all looking like as a line honours result looms on the horizon. #RolexSydneyHobart

Here's what it's all looking like as a line honours result looms on the horizon. #RolexSydneyHobart

The crack crew on Anthony Bell’s super maxi Perpetual LOYAL is storming down the Tasmanian east coast, and at this stage looks every chance of smashing her long-time rival, Wild Oats XI’s 2012 race record of one day 18hrs 23mins 12secs. With 130 miles to go, Perpetual LOYAL is 50 miles ahead of Wild Oats XI’s position in 2012. At her current 16 knots, Anthony Bell’s big black super maxi is set to arrive in Hobart between midnight and 2am. She needs to be in Hobart before 7:23am tomorrow morning to claim the record. The NSW 100 footer still has to round Tasman Island, cross Storm Bay and negotiate the notoriously fickle Derwent River in the dark, but the forecast is pointing towards a fresh north-easterly breeze throughout the night, even on the Derwent River, which usually shuts down at night. All the omens seem to be pointing towards a triumph that would wash away the bit...

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