Sydney to Hobart yacht race: Wild Oats XI claims victory for ninth time in dramatic finale

Serial winner pips Black Jack and Comanche in one of the closest races in contest’s 74-year history

Wild Oats XI has claimed victory in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race for the ninth time, crossing the finish line in Hobart at 8.07am.

The supermaxi overtook the defending champion, Comanche, shortly before sunrise on Friday morning to win line honours in Australia’s biggest yacht race.

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