The Yachts

Wild Oats

Wild Oats


Brett Eagle bought Wild Rose in 2020 and reverted to her original name Wild Oats. With partners, Gordon Smith and Marc Skjellerup, the Farr 43 placed 26th in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart. When owned by Roger Hickman, she won the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart, with division wins the previous three years. With partners Bruce Foye and Lance Peckman, the Farr 43 won the tough 1993 race in conjunction with IMS winner, Cookoos Nest.

Hickman was a forerunner in bringing women into ocean racing before his untimely death, so the Wild Rose Series Pointscore in the CYCA’s Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore has been named in his honour to promote women in sailing. Wild Oats is competing in the pointscore. The boat was originally owned by Bob Oatley, hence her name.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Wild Oats
Sail Number 4343
Owner Brett Eagle
Skipper Brett Eagle (6)
Navigator Greg Scarlett (5)
Crew David Alais (1), Gary Dent, Martin Gunzenhauser, Marike Koppenol (4), Isabella Lowe, DJ McCready (1), Nick Potter, Geoff Saxby, Marc Skjellerup (1), Evan Watson (1)
State NSW
Type Farr 43
Designer Bruce Farr & Associates (USA)
Builder McConaghy Boats
LOA 13.1
Beam 4.2
Draft 2.5