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Daily Digest: LDV COMANCHE on track to smash Rolex Sydney to Hobart record; other RS2H news, AC, VOR

SAN DIEGO – With the warm reception for the renewal of our "Daily Digest" posts, with links to current yacht racing articles that may be of interest to our loyal and growing group of Dear Readers, we continue today, Boxing Day 2017. Links below do not include links to stories we otherwise posted on Sailing Illustrated since our last Daily Digest, but be sure you did not miss our three reports last night and this morning on the WOXI-LVDC incident just after the start of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart race. The most recent report has links to all three and the key video.

Supermaxi Comanche on track to smash Sydney to Hobart race record

Comanche has lodged a protest against Wild Oats XI after a controversial moment just minutes into the start of the 73rd Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Black Jack skipper Mark Bradford is certain his team's generosity towards stricken supermaxi rival Wild Oats XI won't be the decisive factor if that boat beats them in the 73rd edition of the Sydney to Hobart.

Rolex Sydney-Hobart 2017: How 1971 winner Kialoa II lines up with multiple champion Wild Oats XI.

Celebrating American boats and teams in the 2017 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The insane designs for the next America's Cup yachts have some veterans scratching their heads.

NZH Op-Ed: For all the hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs that the America's Cup will bring to New Zealand, what is possibly the biggest of the spoils cannot be measured in such terms.

Australian David Witt led his Scallywag team to a fifth place finish in Leg 3, just ahead of Turn the Tide on Plastic.

Finalists Selected for 2017 U.S. Yachtsman, Yachtswoman of the Year