WILD OATS XI at the finish line in Hobart, setting a new race record of 1 day 18 hours 23 mins 12 secs
XI, WILD OATS XI, Sail No: AUS 10001, Owner: Robert Oatley, Design: Reichel/Pugh 30 Mtr, LOA (m): 30.5, State: NSW
Photo By: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
At 07.23.12 AEDT Bob Oatley’s, Reichel/Pugh designed, 30.48m (100-foot) maxi Wild Oats XI crossed the Hobart finish line at the end of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart, to take line honours in the 68th edition of the 628 nautical-mile race, and set a new race record in the process.
Wild Oats XI completed the course in 1 day 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds; 16 minutes 58 seconds inside the course record she set in 2005. This is Wild Oats XI’s sixth line honours victory in eight years
At a ceremony at Constitution Dock, Bob Oatley and skipper Mark Richards were presented with a Rolex Chronometer and the Illingworth Trophy for being first yacht across the finish line.