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  •   Home > News > Sports > Sailing

    A couple of the big names won't be on the start line for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race a month tomorrow

    A couple of the big names won't be on the start line for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race a month tomorrow


    Organisers have announced a bumper fleet of 89 boats - above expectations in a Covid environment - but super maxis Wild Oats XI and Comanche with 12 line honours crowns between them will be missing.

    In addition to the traditional race for line and handicap honours, a new two-handed division has been introduced this year ahead of its inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games .

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