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Wild Oats XI wins the Sydney-Hobart, the cherry on the 2012 PROtect tapes cake

Wild Oats XI is once again the winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
Mark Richard’s crew has repeated its historic performance of 2005, securing the treble of Line Honours, Overall Winner and Race Record with a finishing time of 1 day 18 hours 23 minutes and 12 seconds sliced 16 minutes 58 seconds off her own record.
PROtect tapes is proud supplier of the winner and many competing yachts taking part to the race closing the sailing season.

The excellent performance of Wild Oats XI is the cherry of the cake of a fantastic year for PROtect tapes started with the new record set by Loik Peyron on Banque Populaire V on January 6th, 2012 after 45 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes around the globe.
The list of 2012 achievements is extremely long 
-4 gold medals London 2012 (Star, 470M, Laser, 49er)
-European and World Championship 49er
-Extreme 40 Series
-TP52 Super Series
-Volvo Ocean Race
-America’s Cup World Series
-Maxi World Cup
-Swan Cup

-…and many others…including our friends François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac´h are getting closer to Cape Horn.

Today, we took the opportunity to meet all friends, sailors and partners in our flagship store in Rimini tossing to a fantastic fading out 2012.