Supermaxi Wild Oats XI smashed its own record time by nearly 17 minutes in Australia's Sydney to Hobart ocean yacht race, taking line honours on Friday ahead of Ragamuffin-Loyal.
This photo, released by Rolex, shows supermaxi Wild Oats XI crossing the finish line in Hobart to complete the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, on December 28, 2012. Wild Oats XI smashed her own record time in taking line honours ahead of Ragamuffin-Loyal in the gruelling race.
Thousands of onlookers cheered at Hobart's Constitution Dock as the favourite came home in one day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds for its sixth victory over the prestigious 628 nautical mile bluewater classic.
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