13 Dec 2011

Wild Oats wins fifth Big Boat race

6:39 pm on 13 December 2011

The Sydney to Hobart line honours favourite Wild Oats XI has won the Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour for the fifth time.

The five-time Sydney to Hobart line honours winner completed the 14-nautical mile course in one hour seven minutes and nine seconds, nearly three minutes ahead of fellow supermaxi Investec LOYAL.

Fifteen boats entered the race, which is one of the glamour events in the leadup to the Sydney to Hobart.