Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Cracker of an opening day; Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) has a good da
HAMILTON ISLAND, QLD, AUS – Line honours in the traditional Race Week opener around South, Daydream then North Molle islands went to the Oatley family’s supermaxi WILD OATS XI, skippered by Mark Richards (AUS). The IRC Racing handicap win went to ‘baby Oats’, the 66-foot WILD OATS X hich has been chartered by HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (photo). WILD OATS X as been renamed NANOQ for the Whitsunday series by the Crown Prince, a keen and competitive international sailor who scored important opening points on corrected time sharing the helm with America’s Cup regatta director Iain Murray (AUS). –Lisa Ratcliff writing for the AHIRW website. Full story.