A year after having victory snatched from its grasp, Wild Oats XI has pulled off a stunning line honours win in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Wild Oats XI seized the lead from Comanche early this morning, and held on throughout the tight race up the River Derwent to cross the line first.
It is the New South Wales-based super maxi’s ninth line honours victory, and comes after one of the closest races in the event’s history.
Last year, Wild Oats XI also crossed the line first, but a penalty following an incident at the start of the race saw the victory handed to Comanche.
Tasmanian-owned yacht Alive is in front for handicap honours.
More to come.