V99 Corio Vertue sailing in Westernport - Victoria, Australia in 2009

V99 Corio Vertue sailing in Westernport – Victoria, Australia in 2009

Corio Vertue was built in Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia by Gil Albut in 1960.  She was made of  native materials, mainly Kauri wood on Blue Gum frames, with  Red Gum stem and sternposts, and a Teak deck (converted to Plywood deck in 1991).  She is owned by Andy Indrans, who bought her in 2003 in Sydney, and then transported her overland to Melborne, where she is currently located.

She has had 8 previous owners, as follows:

1960   Will Heard Geelong, VIC
1971    Alan Buller & Alan Fitzgibbon  Reservoir, Vic
1981    Neville Jones Mt Eliza, Vic
1983    Ernest Fawcett    Hunters Hill, NSW
1984    Anthony Heawood  Frankston, VIC
1988 (?)  Lionel Mitchel  Uki, WSW
1993     Peter Curtis  Palm Beach, NSW
1995     Mark Rejc  Castle Cove, NSW
2003    Andy Indrans  Malvern East, VIC

 

She still regularly races with Hasting Yacht Club, performing pretty respectfully given her age.  Corio earns her listing because of Andy’s blog, which is gives a lot of information about Corio and her travels under his skippership.  You can find the blog at  www.indrans.com

I have also found an article from the Classic Yacht Association of Australia which features Corio, which you can find here: CYAA Corio Article.