The Sydney to Hobart yacht race got off to a controversial start with fancied supermaxi Wild Thing barred at the last minute due to paperwork issues.
Yachts compete at the start of the gruelling Sydney to Hobart race on December 26, 2012. The annual showpiece got off to a controversial beginning with fancied supermaxi Wild Thing barred at the last minute due to paperwork issues.
Race favourite Wild Oats XI -- tipped for a sixth line honours win and hoping to clock a new race record -- led the 76-vessel fleet out of Sydney Harbour in record time and took a commanding lead early boosted by a strong southerly wind.
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