Wild Oats XI extends lead in Sydney to Hobart

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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 12:00 am

HOBART, Australia (AP) - Defending champion Wild Oats XI extended its lead to 30 nautical miles over fellow super maxi Perpetual Loyal after the second night of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

In light winds, Wild Oats XI appeared to be on track for a record-equaling seventh line honors win in the race. The yacht had 200 nautical miles to sail early Saturday of the 628-nautical-mile trip to the capital of the island state of Tasmania.

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