A new chapter in the rivalry between America's Cup-winning skipper Jimmy Spithill and Kiwi sailors.
Spithill's LDV Comanche team is the new record-holding Sydney to Hobart line honours champion after Wild Oats XI was penalised an hour and demoted to second for breaking race rules.
It's just the third time in the prestigious race's 73 edition history that a yacht has lost line honours due to a penalty.
The protest was lodged after LDV Comanche finished the Sydney to Hobart in second place behind Wild Oats XI on Wednesday night.
It involved a near miss not long after the start of the race at 1pm on Boxing Day.
An international jury ruled that Wild Coats should be stripped of the win and Comanche handed the race. With an international jury there is no right of appeal.
One of the Kiwis onboard Wild Oats, Matt Mason, says there's a lot of bad blood between the two boats now after Comanche protested.
"We reckon Jimmy's getting a little bit desperate for a win and he's got it. But any way, he can take that. That's cool."
Matt Mason is dumbfounded by the one hour penalty they've been given as they feel it would have taken them five minutes to serve the penalty on the water.
"We think the penalty, you know, if we were in the wrong and we did our turn probbably would have cost us five minutes. So the confusion for us is the fact it's cost us an hour."
LISTEN ABOVE AS MATT MANSON SPEAKS WITH MATIU WORKMAN