UK raider chases prestige double in Sydney-Hobart

Foreign raider Mike Slade has revealed his quest for a world-first double in two of the toughest ocean races in the world is behind the costly decision to campaign his UK maxi City Index Leopard in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race.

As Australian yacht Wild Oats chases a record-equalling third line honours win in the classic, British skipper Slade will try to thwart the local heroes to achieve his own piece of sailing history.