Smuggler, Ichi Ban and Celestial at the start of the 76th annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Photo: EPA-EFE
Smuggler, Ichi Ban and Celestial at the start of the 76th annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Photo: EPA-EFE

Sydney to Hobart: Ichi Ban completes hat-trick of wins after controversial end to yacht race

  • 52-foot yacht elevated to first overall after rival Celestial hit by 40 minute penalty after protest
  • Celestial crew punished for failing to answer radio communication for more than an hour after a personal locator beacon was set off by mistake

Topic |   Water sports
Smuggler, Ichi Ban and Celestial at the start of the 76th annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Photo: EPA-EFE
Smuggler, Ichi Ban and Celestial at the start of the 76th annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Photo: EPA-EFE
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