Smallest boat wins Melbourne to Devonport

Vertigo, the smallest boat in the Melbourne to Devonport field, has won the Rudder Cup and line honours double.

Tim Olding’s boat, showcasing 4 girls in its crew of six, completed before long following 5am on Wednesday and took out the Rudder Cup for the handicap gain as perfectly.

They beat Brian Pattinson and his son Tristan on Gusto Solo by about 5 several hours.

Vertigo employed superior tactics and outstanding light-weather sailing capabilities to secure the get, heading not as significantly east as Gusto Solo immediately after going by way of Port Phillip Heads.

The two leaders were being close collectively as they neared the Tasmanian coast on Tuesday evening, but a change came by and they divided.

About a few miles from the finish, a 180 degree change still left Vertigo beating Gusto Solo in gentle, fickle winds to the end.

They also had to stick to directions and stand aside as the Spirit of Tasmania ferry arrived through.

“We could not have been happier with the way we sailed, with some expert and some new persons on board it was a very good crew,” Olding claimed.

Gusto Solo received the double-handed trophy, even though Scaramouche finished in advance of 1pm and claimed the efficiency handicap and Ocean Racing Club handicap prizes.

Meanwhile, the Melbourne to Hobart fleet also continues to struggle via fickle gentle winds.

Audere qualified prospects the race, with 20 knot westerlies not expected right until early Thursday early morning.

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