HOBART, Australia (AP) -- Victoire was declared the handicap winner of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race early Monday, 1 ? days after Wild Oats XI took line honors in the annual blue water classic.
Victoire, a Cookson 50 owned by Sydney plastic surgeon Darryl Hokdgkinson and formerly known as Jazz, was ninth across the line early Sunday morning. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia declared it the handicap winner when main challenger, Wild Rose, ran out of time at 7 am on Monday morning.
When the handicap winner was announced Monday, 38 boats had finished, 46 were still racing and 10 had retired.
Wild Oats, owned by billionaire mogul Bob Oatley, who is head of the Australian syndicate challenging for the next America's Cup, won for the seventh time when it finished the 628-nautical-mile race in 2 days, 6 hours, 7 minutes.