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R/P Designs Have Taken Solas Big Boat Challenge Line Honors Since 2005

December 13, 2017 · Posted by David Oliver


Sydney, Australia (December 12, 2017)Wild Oats XI has all but made this event their own in their final hit out before the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, dominating the Line Honours having been undefeated since 2010. The last yacht to defeat Wild Oats XI in this event, 2009 Winner Alfa Romeo, returns in 2017 as Peter Harburg’s new Black Jack and will be aiming to keep the pressure on Wild Oats XI this close to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
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R/P designs have taken Line Honors since 2005:
2017 BlackJack – Line Honors
2017 Wild Oats X – 1st Overall
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Wild Oats XI – Line Honors
2012 – Wild Oats X – 1st Overall
2010 – LIMIT – 1st Overall
2009 – Alfa Romeo – Line Honors
2006, 2007, 2008 – Wild Oats XI – Line Honors
2008 – LOKI – 1st Overall
2005 – Alfa Romeo – Line Honors & 1st Overall
2003 & 2004 – Wild Oats X – 1st Overall

WILD OATS XI Preparations Reaffirmed for the Sydney Hobart Race

December 15, 2015 · Posted by kate

Sydney, Australia (December 14, 2015) – After a perfect start in light winds at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual SOLAS Big Boat Challenge bash around Sydney Harbor, Bob and Sandy Oatley’s super maxi 100-foot Wild Oats XI steadily drew away from the bigger, wider, more powerful 100 footers, Ragamuffin 100 and Perpetual Loyal, on every leg of the 14 nautical mile course. In the end, 3 minutes 50 seconds separated the slim and elegant Wild Oats XI from the fleet as they crossed the finish line off the Opera House first. Read More …

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