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Winner of Sydney to Hobart yacht race accused of spying

The Associated Press reports:

Supermaxi Investec Loyal was the provisional winner in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Wednesday, taking line honors ahead of favorite Wild Oats XI by just three minutes in one of the closest finishes in the history of the prestigious ocean-racing event.

But the result was immediately placed under protest by the race committee, which alleged Investec Loyal had used a television helicopter pilot to spy on Wild Oats XI. Continue reading.