Wild Oats XI has recorded a record 8th line honours victory in the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after outlasting super-maxi rival Comanche in the Derwent River. Wild Oats XI claimed this historic victory after extending her lead throughout the second night in Bass Strait.
Wild Oats XI took advantage of a high pressure system to be the first in sight of the Tasmanian coast.
American entry Comanche pushed the local favourite all the way, entering Storm Bay just 11 nautical miles in the race to the finish line at Constitution Dock in Hobart.
However, like so many times before the Mark Richards-skippered Wild Oats XI proved too classy, adding to her previous seven line honours wins in the blue water ocean classic sponsored by Rolex.