29 Dec 2012

Ragamuffin escapes penalty

6:34 am on 29 December 2012

Ragamuffin Loyal's false start to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race won't cost it a penalty.

An international jury has cleared the super-maxi's crew after the boat jumped the start on Boxing Day.

The jury has found race officials erred by not notifying the boat within the required five minutes.

The Syd Fischer-skippered boat finished the race second behind record-breaker Wild Oats XI.