Wild Oats X
An all-woman crew with the large majority having raced in the recent Volvo Ocean Race. It’s just her second Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race; but is no stranger to action. Third in the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010, second in Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2010, winner of Hamilton Island Race week 2005, line honours Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2007 and 2005 and more. Finished last year’s Race in 11th overall and fourth in her Division. Will no doubt be there, or thereabouts this year. In 2006, vrew member Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail single-handed around the world “the wrong way”, westward against the prevailing wind and currents.
The 13-strong crew, led by Skipper Stacey Jackson and supported by team Ambassador the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, will race under the team name of ‘Ocean Respect Racing’, in partnership with 11th Hour Racing, an international organisation that promotes sustainability through sport.
|Yacht Name||Wild Oats X|
|Owner||The Oatley Family|
|Skipper||Stacey Jackson (11)|
|Navigator||Elizabeth Greenhalgh (1),|
|Crew||Bianca Cook, Carolijn Brouwer (1), Denise Caffari (1), Faraday Rosenberg, Jade Cole (7), Katie Pellew, Katie Pettibone (2), Keryn McMaster (3), Sarah Crawford, Sophie Ciszek (5), Vanessa Dudley (22)|
|Club||Hamilton Island Yacht Club|