22 Dec 2008

Fast race for Sydney to Hobart predicted

4:53 pm on 22 December 2008

A fast race time is being predicted for this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race but a record time is far from certain.

Wild Oats XI is chasing for a fourth straight line honours win whe the race gets underway on Boxing Day and is aiming to better its own record of 1day 18hr 40min 10sec set on her Hobart debut in 2005.

Weather Forecasts earlier this week indicated Wild Oats could beat the record but the predicted conditions have eased slightly.