Wild Oats XI takes record 6th Line Honors Win in 8 years and Overall Handicap Win
Loki 2nd Overall (1st Place IRC Div 1)
BlackJack 3rd Overall (1st Place ORCi Overall)
Robert Oatley’s RP100 Wild Oats XI, New Course Record Holder, Line Honors and Overall Winner
of the 2012 ROLEX Sydney to Hobart Race. Photo Courtesy of ROLEX/Daniel Forster
Stephen Ainsworth’s RP63 Loki, 1st IRC Division 1 and 2nd Overall, Photo Courtesy of ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi
Peter Harburg’s RP66 BlackJack, 1st ORCi Division 1, 3rd Place Overall and 1st Place ORCi Overall Photo Courtesy of ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi
2012 ROLEX Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2012, (630nm)
December 26th 2012, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Sydney-Australia
Congratulations to the owners and crews of the Reichel/Pugh designed yachts that competed in the 2012 ROLEX Sydney to Hobart Race.
Following their 6th Record Line Honors and breaking the course record it has been officially confirmed that Robert Oatley’s Reichel/Pugh designed and McConaghy Boats built 100’ Canting Keel Super Maxi WILD OATS XI has won a historic second Trifecta by taking 1st Place Corrected IRC Overall, winning the Tattersall’s Cup along with a 1st Place win of the IRC 0 Division.
Stephen Ainsworth’s Reichel/Pugh designed/engineered and McConaghy Boats built 63’ Mini Maxi LOKI (the 2011 race overall winner) wins 1st in IRC 1 and 2nd IRC Corrected Overall in the entire fleet.
Peter Harburg’s Reichel/Pugh designed and Westerly Marine built 66’ Canting Keel Mini Maxi BLACKJACK took ORCi Division 1 and ORCi Corrected Overall and a 2nd in IRC Division 0 and 3rd in IRC Corrected Overall.
Reichel/Pugh designed Maxis have taken 1st to Finish in 7 out of 8 last editions of the race and currently hold the elapsed time record. Since 1996 Reichel/Pugh Maxis have taken Line Honors 9 times including a record 4 times in a row by 100’ Wild Oats XI in 2008 which has now taken Line Honors a record 6 times in 8 years.
2012- 100’ Wild Oats XI – 1st to Finish – Bob Oatley (Trifecta Win and Course Record Set: 1 day 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds)
2010 – 100’ Wild Oats XI – 1st to Finish – Bob Oatley (Record 5 times Line Honors)
2009 – 100’ Alfa Romeo – 1st to Finish – Neville Crichton, 2nd to Finish 100’ Wild Oats XI
2008 – 100’ Wild Oats XI – 1st to Finish – Bob Oatley (Record 4 times in a row Line Honors)
2007 – 100’ Wild Oats XI – 1st to Finish – Bob Oatley
2006- 100’ Wild Oats XI – 1st to Finish – Bob Oatley
2005 – 100’ Wild Oats XI – 1st to Finish – Bob Oatley (Trifecta Win and Course Record Set: 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 10 seconds)
2002 – 90’ Alfa Romeo – 1st to Finish – Neville Crichton
1996 – 80’ Morning Glory – 1st to Finish – Hasso Plattner (Course Record Set: 2 days, 14 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds)
RP Yachts have won the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race Overall in the last 3 editions of the race.
2012 – 100’ Wild Oats XI – 1st Overall – Bob Oatley (Trifecta Win)
2011 – 63’ Mini/Maxi Loki – 1st Overall – Stephen Ainsworth
2010 – 51’ Secret Men’s Business 3.5 – 1st Overall – Geoff Boettcher
Visit the builder’s websites for the yachts at:
www.mcconaghyboats.com for McConaghy Boats (builders of Wild Oats XI, Alfa Romeo 90 & 100, Loki and Morning Glory 80)
westerly-marine.com for Westerly Marine (builders of BlackJack)
www.hartmarine.com.au for Hart Marine (builders of Secret Men’s Business 3.5)
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