Spot the difference – Andrea Francolini compares Wild Oats XI with Wild Oats XI.5

Wuild Oats surgery

Yachting photographer Andrea Francolini has taken two near identical images of Bob and Sandy Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, so the difference between Wild Oats XI pre and post-surgery is apparent. The location of the sailplan, rig, keel, rudder and daggerboards remain unchanged.

For an explanation of the changes over the years, get a copy of Australian Sailing December-January issue. Click on the Related Content (above right) for more information and a link to the digital version of the magazine.

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