Wild Oats XI

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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
Specifications
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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