Australian entrepreneur Bob Oatley died yesterday at the age 87.
A winemaker, businessman, philanthropist and well known owner, sailor of Wild Oats XI, the eight-time winner of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, Oatley was an admired figure in Australian business.
His family released a statement today thanking Australians for “their love and condolences”.
Wild Oats XI tweeted: “Thanks to all for the tributes to Bob Oatley; sailor, businessman, philanthropist and great man – he’ll be missed.”
Here’s the family’s statement posted to Facebook via Wild Oats XI.