2015 Sydney Hobart race

In 2015 the eight-time race champion and record-holder Wild Oats was topped 12m and tailed 2m, receiving a new 14m sleeker bow to bring her whole sail plan aft by 2m.

tacking duel between 100ft IRC supermaxis Wild Oats XI (2005 Reichel/Pugh design) and Comanche (2014 VP/LP/Verdier design)

Following Wild Oats XI's retirement and centerboard damage aboard race leader Rambler 88, the similarly damaged Comanche resumed racing and came first at the Organ Pipes.



Ichi Ban (62ft 2013 Shaun Carkeek design) matched raced the whole way to Hobart with Chinese Whisper (66ft 2009 Rolf Vrolijk design, formerly Spirit of Jethou)
At the finish, Chinese Whisper pulled an hour ahead and won her class ahead of Ichi Ban and Comanche.
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