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Wild Oats wins Xmas Battle to Hobart

Start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

© Rolex/ Daniel Forster: It looks glamorous at the start, but what about the Bass Strait?

It's all going on downunder. Morgan Larson steered Alinghi to victory in front of the Sydney Opera House to win a tough season in the Extreme Sailing Series. Next it was the battle of the 100ft giants in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. This year saw a fascinating design battle between the skinny Wild Oats XI with her sideways foil giving her extra stability, successfully holding off the challenge from the brand new, wide-bodied weapon from the USA, Comanche. It was Wild Oats' eight Hobart victory.

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