And lost. Australian maxi yacht WildOats XI beat the 100-foot Comanche by 49minutes. The legendary boat managed to win the prestigious Rolex Sydney Hobart race for the eighth time. "Comanche" led the entire first day, but was caught in a zone of weak winds in Bass Strait. A total of 117 boats raced in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, which traditionally starts towards the end of the year, five of which were 100ft maxi-sailboats. The regatta was held for the 70th anniversary edition.
It's not just old men who go into battle
Newcomer «Comanche» challenged Sydney Hobart Race legend Wild Oats XI sailboat
Image courtesy of: Rolex , Carlo Borlenghi, Rolex , Daniel Forster