Wild Oats XI owner sets sights on 2017 Sydney to Hobart

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Radio Sport Staff ,
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Yachting,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 5:49PM
Wild Oats XI owner Sandy Oatley insists the supermaxi will contest the Sydney to Hobart in 2017. (AP)
Wild Oats XI owner Sandy Oatley insists the supermaxi will contest the Sydney to Hobart in 2017. (AP)

Wild Oats XI owner Sandy Oatley insists the supermaxi will contest the Sydney to Hobart in 2017 after being forced out of this year's race by a mechanical failure.

The eight-time line honours winner is in port undergoing assessment for a hydraulics problem, while the crew has arrived back in Sydney after a lengthy overnight bus trip.

Kiwi outfit Giacomo remains the favourite for handicap honours, with a lack of wind hurting the hopes of some of their rivals.

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