This was a sister ship to Waltzing Matilda which Jock designed. He also supervised her building: "She wasn't built in our yard but in a backyard near the waterfront at Rose Bay. "She was built in 1952 and I was sailing master in the 1953 Sydney to Hobart in which she was disqualified from first place for an alleged infringement at the starting line. I think I can honestly say that that disqualification was one of the biggest disappointments of my life. However, we did win a Maria Island race with her." Wild Wave was owned by the late Geoff and Lindsay Keats and was later sold to Sydney. From there she cruised the north western Pacific and is currently moored in Tin Can Bay, Queensland near Westward and Waltzing Matilda's steel sistership. Westward, Waltzing Matilda and Wild Wave all recorded 24-hour spinnaker runs of more than 200 nautical miles.
Wild Wave, after completing the 1953 Sydney to Hobart yacht race with Constitution Dock, Hobart, in the background and a very relaxed crew on board.