Photo: ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi
Wild Oats XI crossing the line in Hobart

Yesterday I've spoken about the ROLEX Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2007, the 63rd edition of the 628-mile offshore race organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. A few hours ago, Bob Oatley's 98-foot super-maxi Wild Oats XI, with Mark Richards as skipper, crossed the finish this morning in Hobart at 10:24am local time to take the line honours win for the third consecutive year. The yacht's elapsed time was 1 day, 21 hrs, 24 mins, which was only just over 3 hours off their record pace set in 2005.
City Index Leopard crossed the finish line 27 minutes later, to take second place.
Everyone is involved in the sailing world however knows that taking the line honours is a great gratification but it doesn't mean that you have won the ROLEX Sydney Hobart. To win it you have to conquer the Tattersall's Cup that means being the first of the classification with the IRC corrected time. So, to know the winner we have to wait for the arrival of the whole fleet in the next hours. Too see all the pictures check REGATTANEWS.COM. To know the actual position of all the boats of the fleet check the official site of the race.

Photo: ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi
Wild Oats XI passing the so-called Organ Pipes


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