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Wild Oats XI smashes race record
Wild Oats XI powering across Bass Straight.

Wild Oats XI smashes race record

AEST 08:30, Fri Dec 28 2012
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Wild Oats XI has won the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race lines honours for a sixth time, smashing its own 2005 race record in the process.

Wild Oats crossed the line just before 7.30am (AEDT) in a new race record time of one day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds, breaking the mark it set in 2005 by nearly 17 minutes.

Skipper Mark Richards says making amends for last year's loss was the spur for the record-breaking charge.

(AAP Images)
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