Wild Oats XI has retained its Sydney to Hobart line honours standing after a post-race protest against it was deemed invalid.
The Race Committee receives a report from the owner of Black Jack saying that Wild Oats XI's automatic identification system (AIS) had not transmitted throughout the race and lodges a protest with the organisers.
A years of disappointment, which included a race record being snatched away by a penalty and the death of the team's owner, Wild Oats XI pulls off a masterful line honours win in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
The rivalry between line honours record holder Comanche and Wild Oats XI is playing out as the Sydney to Hobart fleet carve their way south, with the lead changing hands yet again.
Defending line honours winner Comanche has led for most of day one in this year's Sydney to Hobart, but its big rival Wild Oats XI is right with it as the fleet heads down the coast.
Can Comanche go back-to-back for line honours or will Wild Oats XI have revenge for last year's controversial conclusion to the Sydney to Hobart? Follow day one of the blue water classic in our live blog.
On the 20th anniversary of the worst yachting disaster in Australia's history, it emerges that one man predicted the disastrous loss of life which befell the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht fleet, 17 years before it happened.
Help is expected to reach injured Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy later today after he was left stranded on board his damaged yacht in the south-west Indian Ocean, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says.
An international rescue mission is underway off the West Australian coast for prominent Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, who is badly injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean, about 1,800 nautical miles south-west of Perth.
British sailor Tony Bullimore, whose story of survival in the Southern Ocean made international headlines in 1997 when he was rescued by the Australian Navy, dies after being diagnosed with cancer.