28 Dec 2009

Kiwi yacht extends lead in Sydney to Habart race

5:57 am on 28 December 2009

The New Zealand yacht Alfa Romeo is continuing to lead the annual Sydney to Hobart race.

Neville Crichton's 100 foot Maxi has a lead of about 20 nautical miles over the British entry ICAP Leopard.

Four time defending winner Wild Oats is in third about 23 nautical miles off the pace.

Alfa Romeo is expected to cross the finishline late this afternoon.