Investec Loyal's win in doubt

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Investec Loyal's win in doubt

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Australia’s Investec Loyal produced a stunning performance to clinch the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Wednesday.

The Supermaxi, owned and skippered by Anthony Bell, edged out favourites Wild Oats XI by 3 minutes and 8 seconds after a thrilling finish.

For the second year running, the victory was immediately placed under protest by the race committee, but this time amid allegations the provisional winner used a television helicopter pilot to spy on its rival.

If found guilty, the yacht could be disqualified or face a time penalty.