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Wild Oats XI Breaks Own Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Record

By December 27, 2012

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Wild Oats XI, owned by Bob Oatley and skippered by Mark Richardson, crossed the finish line in Hobart in the Derwent River just after 7.23am, December 28, Australian eastern daylight saving time, with a record-breaking Sydney Hobart Yacht Race time of one day 18 hours 23 minutes and 12 seconds.

Wild Oats XI broke its own Sydney Hobart race record set in 2005 at one day 18 hours 40 minutes and 10 seconds.

The boat's race victory was its sixth Sydney Hobart line honors feat in the past eight years.

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