Rush last finished the Hobart in 2012 with 49th overall and 10th in Division 2, consequently retiring from the 2013 race when a crew member broke his leg in gale force winds off the Tasmanian coast. Rush also contested the 2005 (30th overall), ‘06 (45th), ‘07 (19th), ‘08 (23th) and ‘09 (18th) Hobarts, but these results do not really reflect her worth. She recently finished second overall in the Melbourne Stanley Race and John Paterson is a regular in Victorian events, such as the Festival of Sails, and also contests other major regattas on the eastern seaboard. Rush was primarily created to compete on the International 45 foot circuit. She will be on the start line for her seventh Hobart race.
|Skipper||John Paterson (13)|
|Navigator||Andrew Poulton (10)|
|Crew||A Lambert (6), A Valenza (1), D Prosser (1), J Shallvey (1), K Jenkins (2), K Rowe (1), L Poulton (2), M Bunyard (8), P Davies (7), S Tedstone (3)|
|Club||Royal Brighton Yacht Club|