Wild Oats XI forced out of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race due to sail damage

By December 26, 2015 Uncategorised No Comments

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:

Rob Mundle

Wild Oats XI Media Manager

+61 (0)417 323 573 or rob.mundle@bigpond.com