Wild Oats X
This is her first Sydney Hobart, but Wild Oats X has no shortage of mileage on her. This race will pit Sandy Oatley’s son-in-law, Troy Tindill, against Ian Oatley’s (Sandy’s brother) son Daniel aboard Wild Oats XI. The canting Wild Oats X’s results include third at Hamilton Island Race Week in 2010 after winning in 2005, and with Iain Murray at the helm, second overall and second on line to Wild Oats XI in the 2010 Sydney Gold race after taking line honours in 2007 (for third overall) and again in 2005 with Mark Richards at the helm. Took line honours 2005 Pittwater to Coffs and finished second at the Rolex Maxi Cup 2004. Is a near sistership to the more frequently raced Alive (previous Black Jack, Stark Raving Mad), which has pulled off a couple of records in her time. If it’s a big boat race, watch this space.
Not lacking in star factor with 2017 Coach of the Year Tom Spithill (younger brother of James), six-time 18ft skiff champ Seve Jarvin (dad Steve is on WOXI), renowned America’s Cup and VOR skipper/navigator Wouter Verbraak and gun match racer Kinley Fowler among them.
|Name||Wild Oats X|
|Owner||The Oatley Family|
|Skipper||Troy Tindill (9)|
|Crew||E Smyth, T Spithill, S Mason, C Baillie, E Powys, G Peet, H Roughley, K Fowler, M Lane, P Jameson, S Jarvin, T Woodcock|