sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Wild Oats XI to unveil new keel modification ahead of Boxing Day race
Wild Oats XI to unveil new keel modification ahead of Boxing Day race

'The Wild Oats XI is scheduled to unveil its new keel modification on Monday'    Howard Wright    Click Here to view large photo

The Wild Oats XI is scheduled to unveil its new keel modification on Monday, 17th of December at 11.30 a.m at Woolwich Dock, Clarke Road, Woolwich. Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI hopes its changes in its keel will steer them to another resounding victory after finishing the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race at a record time in 2005.

Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, will reveal previously unannounced keel modifications when she is lifted from the water on Monday, December 17 for her final pre-race preparation.

The changes represent the latest thinking in hydrodynamic and aerodynamic technology and relate back to the design of Australia’s 1983 America’s Cup winner, Australia II.

These modifications to the keel are among a number made to significantly improve the yacht’s speed in light winds, and improve her chances of bettering her race record time of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, 10 seconds, which was set in 2005.

Given ideal conditions, Wild Oats XI has the potential to cover the 628 nautical miles to Hobart in around 24 hours.


by Rob Mundle

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104703

7:14 AM Fri 14 Dec 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

14 Dec 2012  Trophy-Passage Series 2012 - Important pre-Hobart hit out
14 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart - Ragamuffin-Loyal crew prepare for action
13 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 - Ragamuffin-Loyal suffers injury
12 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Helsal to pay respect for Joe Adams
11 Dec 2012  Rolex Sydney Hobart - It's anyone's race
10 Dec 2012  Big Boat Challenge 2012 – All-out war to unfold off Sydney Harbour
05 Dec 2012  SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Sailors look for psychological edge
04 Dec 2012  Bruce Taylor hopes to end misery at upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
29 Nov 2012  Lion Island Botany Bay Race - A battle ground for BWPS leadership
21 Nov 2012  Biddy Badenach raring for start of 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World













America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,






















































Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT