Monday, 28 December 2009

Boxing Day holiday ... some results

New Zealand maxi yacht Alfa Romeo took line honours in the 65th annual Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race for her 146th consecutive ocean classic victory.

Never headed after leading the 100-strong fleet out of Sydney Heads on Boxing Day, Alfa Romeo arrived in Hobart at 10.02pm (EDT) today Monday, skippered by Kiwi salt Neville Crichton. She completed the slow 630 nautical mile voyage (1,170km) in two days, nine hours, two minutes and ten seconds.

Ironically the 100-footer was last defeated in 2005 by Wild Oats XI in this race, when the record was set of one day, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 10 seconds. Wild Oats XI looks like finishing second some time tonight

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