This year's 600-mile race from Sydney to Hobart was a particularly dramatic one, with Wild Oats XI coming in first against Comanche, 26 minutes ahead of their rivals and five hours off the previous race record. However, by decision of the race committee, Wild Oats XI was given an hour penalty time for not allowing Comanche to pass while tacking at the start (rule 13). Bottom line: the line honors went to the last boat. As for the winner of the regatta in terms of handicap, it has not yet been determined. While waiting for the results, here is a selection of the best pictures of the race.
Rolex Sydney Hobart: favorites
A golden collection of footage from one of the toughest 600-mile races in the world
Image courtesy of: Carlo Borlegnhi, Andrea Francolini