Comanche takes slim lead on day two of Sydney to Hobart yacht race
Two of the top contenders have been battling it out overnight for top spot in this year’s Sydney to Hobart Race.
Comanche was this morning back on top as the race leader, closely followed by Wild Oats XI.
Black Jack was travelling in third, closely followed by InfoTrack.
Yesterday, Black Jack was the first out of Sydney Heads, but its lead was short-lived.
Black Jack was first out of the Sydney Heads, repeating last year’s effort. (Role/Studio Borlenghi)
Comanche took over and was ahead for most of day one down the NSW south coast, but was overtaken by Wild Oats XI overnight.
It regained its position this morning.
Overnight, the two supermaxis had one nautical mile separating them.
Four yachts have been forced into retirement so far, taking the fleet of the 628-nautical-mile race down to 81.
Scallywag and Zen retired at port, and Patriot and M3 Team Hungary retired at sea.