Wild Oats wins line honours - provisionally
The Race Committee has lodged a protest against Wild Oats XI and Ran for failing to report by HF radio from Green Cape. They reported only by telephone which does not comply, according to the committee. Wild Oats took line honours provisionally arriving at 20:37 on Tuesday evening 28 December. Her elapsed time was 2 days 7 hours 37 minutes 20 seconds, and she finished 30 miles ahead of her nearest rival Investec Loyal, having led for the whole race. Ran is lying sixth with 115 miles to go.
Titania of Cowes on which Sir Robin is sailing is still in 16th place with 218 miles to run, off Flinders Island. Winds have turned northerly, so it's a downhill ride to the finish.
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