Launceston to Hobart – Vertigo takes the handicap lead

Vertigo, from the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, has taken the handicap lead in this year’s Riversdale Estate Wines Launceston to Hobart yacht race. 

The summit 35, owned by Tim Olding, has taken the lead from the Mumm 36 Heatwave on IRC and AMS overnight. At 7am this morning Tim Olding reported that they had left the Mercury Passage after a beautiful dawn run under kite and managed to overtake Heatwave.

Matthew Keal's Heatwave remains a threat to Vertigo and is sitting second on IRC and AMS and it will certainly be a competition as these two boats reach the Derwent river mid to late afternoon.

Garry Smith's Fork in the Road is continuing its lead for line honours, with Victoria yacht Dream, and the finish should see the boats very close on time.

– Colleen Darcey

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