28 Dec 2012

Ragamuffin Loyal finishes second in Sydney to Hobart

5:31 pm on 28 December 2012

The defending line honours winner Ragamuffin Loyal has crossed the finish line second in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

The Syd Fischer-skippered super-maxi, which won a protest after pipping Wild Oats XI by just over three minutes in 2011, reached Hobart in one day, 23 hours and eight minutes.

Its finish came more than four-and-a-half hours after Wild Oats broke its own race record.

Ragamuffin officials though will have to go before an international jury after the boat jumped the start in Sydney on Boxing Day, with a time penalty a possibility.

The current third place yacht Lahana isn't due into Hobart until midnight.