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NewsReader 12-27-2012 10:20 AM

Sailing-Wild Oats on record track for sixth Sydney-Hobart win
 
Dec 27 (Reuters) - Race favourite Wild Oats XI was on track to smash their own record for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race as they crossed the treacherous Bass Strait on Thursday. The Mark Richards-skippered super-maxi was being pushed along by strong northerly winds and reaching speeds of 24 knots at 0400 GMT (1500 AET) with about 240 nautical miles to reach the finish line in Tasmania. They ...

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