Geelong Week Again 2012
The skipper was still trying to capture the glory day of 2009 when Corio Vertue won a first place.
This year CV got her lowest handicap ever .494 so there was a very good chance for a "gong", however this year there were a couple of S&S' in the field, and a Giles 34 so it was not going to be easy.
CV did not get close to a "gong" this year but was mentioned in despatches as being the last boat in the race. The following article was published online as part of the Geelong Week Regatta.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST IN THE MELBOURNE TO GEELONG PASSAGE RACE
Andy and Di Indrans’ 25-foot classic timber yacht, Corio Vertue, returned to her hunting ground, on Australia Day 26th January ’12, when she signalled the close of the Melbourne to Geelong passage race just before 6pm.
Corio Vertue’s elapsed time for the 34 nautical mile course was 8 hours 42 minutes compared to Tim Pepperell and his red hot trimaran, Bare Essential’s time of 3 hours 35 minutes and Premier division A line honours winner, Shogun, with an elapsed time of 3 hours 38 minutes.
The Indrans’ were delighted with their result as it’s the first time they have finished the passage race in daylight!
“The boat punched along nicely into the southerly at four knots. She weighs five tonnes and for her that’s flying,” said Andy.