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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Top supermaxi Wild Oats XI has undergone some dramatic hull surgery to stay in with a winning chance in the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

In this video we see a ten year old yacht get a makeover to help her remain at the forefront of one of the great ocean race classics?

With her distinctively narrow hull, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI has beaten all comers for line honours in eight out of the last ten Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races.

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI gets a nip and tuck

Wild Oats XI stretches her legs in the SOLAS Big Boat ChallengeBruce Kerridge

And now her original builders McConaghy Boats have completed her most radical modification yet, with the goal of maintaining her winning ways. Watch the evolution of this concept from idea to reality.

by Sail-World.com NZL

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