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Sydney to Hobart yacht race: Comanche claims victory

Updated 1543 GMT (2343 HKT) December 28, 2015
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Former Australian model Kristy Hinze-Clark became the first female co-owner to win the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race when Comanche claimed line honors on Monday December 28. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Here, supermaxi Comanche (center) leads Perpetual Loyal (right) and Wild Oats XI (left) at the start of the race coming out of Sydney Harbor on December 26, 2015. PETER PARKS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
American 100-footer Comanche suffered a blow to its hopes when a broken daggerboard led to damage of its steering system, which the crew repaired at sea on Saturday after briefly retiring from the race. PETER PARKS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The prestigious Australian race attracted 108 entries this year, but more than 30 pulled out due to difficult weather conditions. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Another U.S. entry, Rambler, led the 628-nautical-mile event from Comanche on Saturday night local time before it also suffered damage and dropped back to second place. PETER PARKS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
When Comanche arrived at the port of Hobart on the island of Tasmania, Australian supermaxi Ragamuffin was in third place close behind Rambler. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Defending champion and eight-time line honors winner Wild Oats XI returned to Sydney on Saturday after tearing a mainsail. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Italian debutant Maserati, which hit a buoy in the harbor start, recovered to be fourth once out in open seas. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images AsiaPac
Maserati's crew includes Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Hanover -- a member of Monaco's royal family. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Home entry Perpetual Loyal included members of Australia's sporting royalty in its crew, including ex-rugby league star Anthony Minichello, former national cricket captain Michael Clarke, TV presenter Erin Molan and rugby union player Kurtley Beale. The yacht was forced to retire on Sunday due to a broken rudder. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images