28 Dec 2013

Wild Oats about to win Sydney to Hobart

6:12 pm on 28 December 2013

Defending champion Wild Oats XI is closing in on a record-equalling seventh line honours victory in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

The great supermaxi is around 45 nautical miles away from the landmark win.

Wild Oats is making the most of light conditions off Tasmania's east coast and leads rival Perpetual LOYAL by more than 40 nautical miles.

The sole New Zealand entry Giacomo has slipped to sixth and is about 90 miles off the leader.

The fleet of 94 is down to 90.