Monaco-registered 100-foot supermaxi Black Jack overcame rough seas to claim line honours in the slowest Sydney to Hobart victory since 2004.

The sailing race was fraught with danger, and only 52 of the 88 vessels that started the race managed to complete it.

Fortunately for the crew of Black Jack, the Monaco Yacht Club-registered vessel survived the race, and crossed the River Derwent finish line in darkness at 1:37 in the morning in the AEDT time zone on Wednesday, December 29.

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