Posts Tagged "Wild Oats XI"

Wild Oats XI has smashed the Sydney to Hobart race record to claim line honours for the ninth time after a dramatic late comeback.

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After two years of frustration, Wild Oats XI will aim to claim a staggering ninth line honours victory in the 2017 Sydney to Hobart, but once again will face stiff opposition on the 628-nautical mile trek south. Join The Roar for live coverage of the race from 1pm (AEDT) on Boxing Day.

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The 72nd edition of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has been run and won with Perpetual Loyal cruising to the finish for the win at around 2:30am (AEDT) this morning, smashing the race record by almost five hours.

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A dejected Mark Richards wants Wild Oats XI to again contest the Sydney to Hobart after a mechanical failure ended the boat’s latest campaign.

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Wild Oats XI has been forced to retire from the 2016 Sydney to Hobart on Tuesday Morning, as the supermaxi entered Bass Straight.

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Supermaxi Wild Oats XI remains on record pace while maintaining her lead at the front of the Sydney to Hobart fleet.

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Multimillionaire Bob Oatley, the owner of eight-time Sydney to Hobart line honours winning yacht Wild Oats XI, has passed away at the age of 87.

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Former race leader Comanche is hoping to repair a damaged rudder and continue racing in the Sydney to Hobart, despite earlier reports that the American supermaxi would be forced out of the iconic race.

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Twelve months after being forced into some last-minute preparations in the Sydney to Hobart race, Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards will be enjoying a more relaxed Christmas Day this year.

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This is the first of a series looking at the contenders for this year’s race, focusing on the supermaxis.

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Veteran supermaxi Wild Oats XI has reinforced her standing as the most successful boat in the 70-year history of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, claiming line honours for a record eighth time.

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New American flyer Comanche is just managing to hold off Sydney to Hobart race record Holder Wild Oats XI on the first night of the classic ocean race.

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The Sydney to Hobart’s two main trophies have been run and won, but spare a thought for those 20 or so smaller yachts and their hard working crews who are still at sea.

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Wild Oats XI has claimed a record-equalling seventh Sydney to Hobart line honours victory.

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Wild Oats XI held its own against a flotilla of cutting-edge ocean racing technology, relieved skipper Mark Richards says.

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Wild Oats XI snatched the lead to keep alive its attempt at a record-equalling seventh line honours victory on day two of the Sydney to Hobart race.

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Beau Geste was showing all the bluster and confidence of the young upstart desperate to make an early and lasting impression.

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Wild Oats XI stands on the threshold of a record-equalling seventh Sydney to Hobart line honours win, but could have her bid for history foiled by a rival whose navigator has been plotting for two months.

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Grant Wharington believes the perfect scenario is emerging for his supermaxi Wild Thing to claim overall honours, as he prepares to celebrate his 25th Sydney to Hobart a year later than expected.

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The CYCA Trophy Series is a two-race series contested over a single weekend, and forms a part of the resurrected Southern Cross Cup 2103, along with the Port Hacking – Bird Island Race and the big one, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

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