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Daily Digest: Rolex Sydney-Hobart protest aftermath, some amazing quotes, Sally Barkow replaces Anni

SAN DIEGO – Thanks again, Dear Readers, for the warm reception you have given the renewal of these "Daily Digests," with links to current yacht racing articles that may be of interest to our loyal and growing Sailing Illustrated community. By request, we are now also including links to major stories we otherwise posted on Sailing Illustrated since yesterday's Daily Digest.

In-depth SI article we posted last night just after the protest decision was handed down that is popular and "trending" across the web today: Rolex Sydney-Hobart: LDV COMANCHE wins, WILD OATS XI stripped of title

QUOTE OF THE DAY No. 3: "We were confused that they gave us an hour. We thought the penalty, if we were in the wrong...would have probably cost us five minutes." –Matthew Mason later in the same NZH article. So, is that the reason they didn't take a 720?

QUOTE OF THE DAY No. 4: "To reiterate our opinion: It wasn’t the foul that hurt WOXI. It was the failure to take their turns, combined with the idiotic comments of their skipper in both written and TV interviews. To wit, Ricko [Mark Richardson (AUS)] told ABC: “If that was a blatant infringement then obviously we would do our turn but it actually wasn’t...." –Alan "Mr Clean" Block writing on the front page of today's Sailing Anarchy.

Finally, the official Rolex summary "Line Honors" video: Jim Cooney and LDV COMANCHE secured the line honours victory at the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart in a record time of one day, nine hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds, bettering by 4 hours 15 minutes, 56 seconds the previous benchmark set in 2016. Cooney and his crew were rewarded for their success in the southern hemisphere’s pre-eminent offshore race with the J.H. Illingworth Trophy and a Rolex timepiece....

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