Wild Oats, with Cahalan Aboard, Sets Sydney-Hobart Record
Having been kicked off Brasil 1 for the upcoming Southern Ocean legs of the Volvo Ocean Race, Adrienne Cahalan headed home to Australia and promptly stepped aboard the super-maxi Wild Oats as navigator for the Sydney-Hobart race, which started December 26. One day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, and 26 seconds later, she and the rest of the crew were celebrating a first-place finish and a new course record, having shaved more than an hour off the time recorded in 1999 by Nokia.
Additional details are available from this CNN story: CNN.com – Wild Oats snaps yacht race record.
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