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  •   Home > News > Sports > Sailing

    The prospect of line honours record falling in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race is being deemed unlikely by the key super-maxi skippers

    The prospect of line honours record falling in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race is being deemed unlikely by the key super-maxi skippers


    The famous race starts at 3pm this afternoon in Sydney harbour.

    Jim Cooney's Comanche claimed the race record in 2017 with a time of one day, nine hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds, but believes the conditions won't allow similar times this year.



    Wild Oats XI chases a 10th line honours crown.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Sailing News
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     30 Dec: American downhill skier Mikaela Shiffrin has equalled compatriot Lindsey Vonn's record for most women's World Cup victories in one discipline after winning the 43rd slalom of her career in Austria
     29 Dec: The future of Wild Oats XI is safe, as far as Matthew Mason is concerned
     28 Dec: Comanche skipper Jim Cooney is breathing a sigh of relief, after a dramatic finish to the Sydney to Hobart
     28 Dec: A sudden drop in wind has provided some late nerves for Comanche before the supermaxi yacht claimed Sydney to Hobart line honours for a third time
     28 Dec: Comanche has won the 75th edition of the Sydney to Hobart, claiming line honours in the race for the third time
     27 Dec: InfoTrack holds the lead 27 hours and 40 minutes into the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race
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