The veteran Corel 45, Rush, has contested most of the major Victorian offshore races and the Paterson's are regulars at Geelong Week each January. Rush is returning for her sixth Rolex Sydney Hobart, with a best place of fifth in IRC Division 2 in both 2008 and 2009. Although crew members have not racked up the multitude of Hobarts that some others can lay claim to, they are nevertheless very experienced ocean racers. On board this year are mates and sailing buddies Andrew McCole and James Ryssenbeek who contested the 2007 Melbourne Osaka, but damage forced them out on the 11th day.
|Owner||Ian & John Paterson|
|Skipper||John Paterson (10)|
|Crew||A Valenza, J Ezard (2), S Tedstone (3), A McCole (4), J Ryseenbeek (1), P Greenwood (5), P Davies (5), L Poulton, A Poulton (8)|