Wild Oats XI was initially crowned the line honours winner, with a record-beating time and a lead of more than 26 minutes over its nearest challenger at the finish.

But after a hearing lasting more than three hours, an international jury ruled on Thursday that the crew had failed to keep clear of its rival, LDV Comanche, when the two super-maxis were still within Sydney Harbor at the start of the race on December 26.
Matt Allen’s new TP52 Ichi Ban has been declared the overall winner by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and Allen, the president of Australian Sailing, can hardly believe it.