The Yachts

Wild Rose

Category Placing
IRC - Div 4 1
ORCi 5
ORCi - Div 3 1
Line Honours 40
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Wild Rose was commissioned in 1983 as Wild Oats by Bob Oatley for the 1987 Admirals Cup and is now owned by one of Australia’s most experienced offshore yachtsmen, Roger Hickman.  This well recognised Farr 43 has won many Australian east coast races and championships under Roger Hickman’s watch including the 1993 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and recently the 2011 Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Race.  ‘Hicko’ has brought together many long time sailing friends who have a special affection for the champion offshore yacht to form the 2011/12 Wild Rose crew.  Recently, Hickman has added the overall win in the Gosfrod Lord Howe Island Yacht Race to his trophy cabinet.


Competitor Details

Name Wild Rose
Sail Number 4343
Owner R Hickman
Skipper R Hickman (34)
Crew A Scott (6), A Fong, D Williams (1), J White (1), J Wells (1), K Besley, K Ketelbey, M Toner, P Inchbold (24), P Warburton (5), T Weise (4)
State NSW
Type Farr 43
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder McConaghy
Construction Kevlar
LOA 13.11
Beam 4.19
Draft 2.46