27 Dec '12, 10pm

Wild Oats XI breaks own record: In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Wild Oats XI breaks own record: In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Photo © Daniel Forster / Rolex Wild Oats XI sailing up the Derwent River on her way to breaking the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race record Photo © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex Wild Oats XI crossing the finish line to break the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race record Photo © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex Tweet Bob Oatley's five-time Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, beat her 2005 record time this morning, in a gentle glide to the finish that kept everyone on the edge of their seats. She finished in one day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds, taking 16 minutes and 58 seconds of her old record. The time difference was a long one in terms of how the crew would have been feeling in those last 16 minutes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 628 nautical mile race. Could they or couldn't they? At 5 am today, Wild Oats XI's 2005 record of one day, 18 hours...

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