Hamilton Island Wild Oats
Wild Oats XI returns in 2022 racing under a refreshed name, Hamilton Island Wild Oats. Mark Richards and crew recently returned to racing in the fluky 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and finished third on Line Honours behind Andoo Comanche and Black Jack.
Wild Oats XI last competed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2019 and finished third over the line, pipping SHK Scallywag by 38 seconds, enthralling onlookers. She took Line Honours in 2018 and crossed the line first in 2017 before moving to second on line to LDV Comanche following a protest. Damage caused early retirements in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, she beat Comanche to obtain her record eighth Line Honours victory, outdoing Kurrewa IV/Morna’s record seven, held since 1960. Wild Oats XI’s Line Honours win in 2018 extended that record tally to nine. Other highlights include historical triple victories of line/record/overall wins in the 2005 and 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobarts.
|Yacht Name||Hamilton Island Wild Oats|
|Owner||The Oatley Family|
|Skipper||Mark Richards (18)|
|Navigator||Stan Honey (7)|
|Crew||Cameron Baillie (7), Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (1), Rodney Daniel (16), Nathan Ellis (12), Craig Garnett (18), Andrew Henderson (22), John Hildebrand (11), Murray Jones, Kyle Langford (2), Chris Links (8), Paul Magee (9), Matthew Mason (12), Robbie Naismith (25), Daniel Oatley (3), Steve Quigley (7), Matt Shillington (22), Paul Westlake (9), Josh Whittaker (18), Tim Wiseman (14)|