|Wild Joe is one of the world's fastest 60 foot sailboats, built by the Australian Azzura Marine boat factory in 2002, based on the design of the world renowned Reichel/Pugh design team. The boat was introduced in the offshore sailing circuit as the first boat with a collapsible kiel. Its first owner was Australian winemaker Bob Oatley, who intended to use the boat for quick family trips, however, only three weeks after its launch, Wild Oats (by its original name) proved to be so quick and maneuverable for racing purposes that its owner was able to beat larger boats with better performance capabilities in the handicapped roster (time-adjusted racing), such as Wild Thing or Alfa Romeo and captured a trophy at its very first regatta. Since then, the boat's performance has been unbeatable and is today rated as one of the fastest sixty footer sailboats in the world, it possesses an outstanding IRC number, hence can achieve magnificent results in handicapped (time corrected) racing.
Winner of the 2003 Admiral's Cup (UK)
Winner of the 2003,2006 and 2008 Pittwater to Coffs Harbor Race (AUS) setting the race record in 2003
Winner of the 2006 & 2007 Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race (AUS)
Winner of the 2011 Barcolana Mini Maxi Class
Winner of the 2012 Barcolana Maxi Class, 3rd to Finish Overall
Top 5 Finishes in Giraglia Rolex Cup and Middle Sea Race 2010 & 2011
3rd Place in IRC Class 1 2014 Middle Sea Race
The yacht was IRC optimized in 2012 by Reichel/Pugh and features:
2012 Bowsprit and Twin Backstay addition designed and engineered by Reichel/Pugh.
2012 Main Motor & Canting Keel Hydraulic System Refit
2014 Flex-C Continuous Carbon Rigging
Full North Sails Inshore and Offshore Racing Sails Inventory including 2012 North Sails 3Di Inshore Main and Jib Top, 2011 Light & Medium Jibs & Staysails, 2011 Code 0 Spinnaker, 2012 Inshore Spinnaker and 2011 Reaching Spinnaker. 2014 NEW A1 and A4 Spinnakers, 2015 NEW 3Di North Mainsail, 2015 NEW Heavy Weather NORTH 3Di Jib,
B&G Hercules Racing Electronics.
Lewmar/Harken & Spinlock Deck Gear.
Price recently significantly reduced.
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