Bob Oatley

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Robert Ian “Bob” Oatley AO, BEM 11 June 1928 – 10 January 2016 A statement from the Oatley family following the passing of Bob Oatley yesterday. It is with profound sadness the Oatley family announces the passing of Robert Ian … Continued


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Pics thanks to Andrea Francolini Snub-nosed: Australia’s most successful ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, appeared on Sydney Harbour today with 10-metres of her bow lopped off, courtesy of Rob Mundle, is the rest of the story: … Continued

Wild Oats Transpac-bound

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Carlo Borlenghi / ROLEX Aussie maxi gets chartered to the Disney camp Monday May 18th 2015, Author: Rob Mundle, Location: United States Australia’s most successful supermaxi ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, entered the first stage of a … Continued

First Fleet on Sale Now

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No nation had ever been established in such a manner: seafarers, convicts, military men, and a few good citizens – some 1300 in all – consigned to a virtually unknown land on the opposite side of the world to establish … Continued

My New Love!

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It’s more than a decade since I’ve owned an offshore-capable yacht and a lot longer than that since I owned a multi (that was Catamundlepigeons, a Crowther 40 which I had built and subsequently extended to 43ft). The desire for a new boat never … Continued