Supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, has been forced to retire from the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race with a torn mainsail.
Early reports indicate that the sail tore in half when the yacht was hit by a 40 knot squall that accompanied a southerly change off the NSW south coast.
The yacht is returning to Sydney. All crew are safe.
For more information, please contact:
Wild Oats XI Media Manager