Wild Oats XI


Stephen Darori on Famous Yacht Races and Sporting

Wild Oats XI
Wild Oats XI about to finish 2011 Sydney to Hobart.jpg
Wild Oats XI at the finishing line, 2011 Sydney-Hobart
Yacht Club: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
Hamilton Island Yacht Club
Nation:  Australia
Launched: December 2nd, 2005
Hull Type: Carbon/Nomex monohull
Class: canting keel IRC supermaxi
Sail Number(s): AUS10001
Designer(s): Reichel/Pugh
Builder: Mc Conaghy
Owner(s): Australia Robert Oatley
Skipper(s): Australia Mark Richards
Sailors: 16 to 29 crew
Displacement: 32t, amongst which 14t ballast
Length: 30.48 m (100.00 ft)
Beam: 5.1 m (16.73 ft)
Draft: 5.91 m (19.39 ft)
Sail Area: mainsail 382 m2 (4,112 sq ft)
jib 228 m2 (2,454 sq ft)
genoa 535 m2 (5,759 sq ft)
spinnaker 880 m2 (9,472 sq ft)

Wild Oats XI is a maxi yacht, most famous for being the race record holder and a seven times line honours winner of the “blue water classic” Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. She is owned by Robert Oatley, and skippered by New South Wales yachtsmanMark Richards

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