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The Oatley family on Bob Oatley's passing By Sarah Craig, , 11:41 AM Monday 11 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
It is with profound sadness the Oatley family announces the passing of Robert Ian Oatley, AO, BEM. Known affectionately to all as Bob, he was a proud and passionate Australian recognised for his outstanding contributions to the Australian wine, tourism, coffee, sailing and thoroughbred horse industries. Bob was also well-recognised as a philanthropist who supported Australian Olympic activities ... [more]

Wild Oats XI owner and sailing patron Bob Oatley dead at 87 By Richard Gladwell & Rob Kothe, , 4:57 AM Monday 11 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Patriarch of the Oatley family and one of Australia's most prominent sailing campaigners and backers, Bob Oatley has died after an illness at the age of 87. Best known in sailing circles as the owner of Wild Oats XI, the outstanding supermaxi that won eight Rolex Sydney Hobart Races. The family is also owner of Hamilton Resort and Robert Oatley Vineyards. ... [more]

87th Stonehaven Cup Regatta has been run and won By Ray Smith, Melbourne , 4:52 AM Monday 11 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
87th Stonehaven Cup Regatta - As has been the case for many years now, the outcome of the Stonehaven Cup came down to last race of the event. Indeed, in this regatta, it came down to the very last 50 metres of the last race. ... [more]

NZ 49er and FX NZ Nationals - Favourites defend titles By Richard Burling, Auckland , 6:11 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The 49er and FX nationals were completed today with a further six races in a shifty 10 - 20 knot southwesterly off Bean Rock. Sailing as one fleet worked well with Alex and Molly in the 49erFX in particular mixing it up with the boys. ... [more]

AUS Etchells – Before the drag race there’s the burn out By John Curnow, , 5:49 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World AUS GMT
You always need to light the tyres up. After all, it helps with the grip for launching when you set off for the main gig. Warm sun and lovely little breeze that started as just a puff from the North in the morning and turned into a 12-15 knot Southerly by early afternoon got all the crews thinking it was time to sail on the wide open stretches of Melbourne’s Port Phillip. ... [more]

2016 J70 DIYC Winter Series - Day 1 images by Chris Howell By Chris Howell, , 4:40 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - Sail-World USA GMT
2016 J70 DIYC Winter Series - Chris Howell provided this gallery of images from 2016 J70 DIYC Winter Series – Day 1 action. ... [more]

2015/16 Solo Round the World - On the road again + Video By Joe Harris, , 3:59 PM Sunday 10 Jan 2016 - GMT
2015/16 Solo Round the World - After a 10 day stop in Cape Town for repairs, in the immortal words of Willie Nelson, I am indeed 'On the Road Again'. ... [more]

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