29 Dec 2012

Wild Oats secures historic treble

4:25 pm on 29 December 2012

Record-breaking entry Wild Oats XI has completed an historic Sydney to Hobart treble.

The super-maxi has added an overall victory on handicap to its line honours win and new race record, becoming the first boat to claim the treble since British boat Rani.

But her "record" was set in the first race in 1945.

The super-maxi is the first to claim two trebles, after breaking the record in 2005, as well as two line/handicap doubles.

Only five other boats have achieved the double.

Wild Oats was the last to do so with her 2005 effort.