Please select your home edition
Edition
Abell Point Marina 728x90 Moor

Three Peaks Race - Excitement aplenty on first leg

by Rochelle Galloway on 30 Mar 2013
Three Peaks record breaker Peccadillo passing Low Head at the mouth of the Tamar River Paul Scrambler
The first leg of the 25th H&R Block Three Peaks Race has been exciting for both runners and sailors. Victorian crew Peccadillo were fast out of the mouth of the Tamar River in 45 minutes followed by Chamberlain catamaran Euphoria Furniture.

It was a record-breaking run to Lady Barron, Flinders Island for both crews, with Peccadillo dropping runners on dry land at 8.50pm, one hour and 20 minutes ahead of the previous stretch record.

The run up Mount Strezeleki was a challenge for runners, navigating their way through bush in the dark.

Peccadillo runners Daniel Trevena and Phil Sicklinger, first time Mount Strezeleki climbers, seemed comfortable heading into the leg, reaching the base camp around 11.45pm.

Euphoria Furniture, who was one hour behind Peccadillo, were able to make up 30 minutes on the running leg, arriving at 5.11am.

Cables Plus Tas – MS Tas and Advant Edge runners were back at the dock around 6.30am, followed by St LukesHealth at 7.42am.

'Conditions in Lady Barron this morning are ideal for the 65-kilometre run up Mount Strezelekic,’’ race director Raoul Stow said.

' The 145 nautical mile southerly leg to Coles Bay from Lady Barron throws its own unique challenges starting with the easterly departure from Franklin Sound where the yachts have a choice of ploughing east through the Pot Boil or south-east skirting Vansittart Three Peaks Race Website
Festival of Sails 2017 660x82Pantaenius - Fixed ValueZhik Dinghy 660x82

Related Articles

Three Peaks Race 2013 - Cruising cat takes out Tasmanian Three Peaks
The Hobart-based team aboard cruising catamaran Euphoria Furniture is the winner of the 25th Tasmanian Three Peaks Race Three Peaks Race 2013. The Hobart-based team aboard cruising catamaran Euphoria Furniture, better known as Storm Bay, is provisional winner of the 25th Tasmanian Three Peaks Race, a combination of offshore sailing and endurance mountain running held over the Easter weekend
Posted on 1 Apr 2013
Three Peaks Race – Hive of activity in Coles Bay Wharf
25th H&R Block’s Three Peaks Race - Coles Bay Wharf was a hive of activity this morning, Sunday 31st March. 25th H&R Block’s Three Peaks Race - Coles Bay Wharf was a hive of activity this morning, Sunday 31st March.
Posted on 31 Mar 2013
Three Peaks Race - ‘Man overboard’ drama on day 2
In the Tasmanian Three Peaks Race, Hobart yachtsman David Rees still plans to lead his Team Whistler in a final climb In the 2013 Tasmanian Three Peaks Race, Hobart yachtsman David Rees still plans to lead his Team Whistler in a final climb to the peak of Mount Wellington, despite being the centre of a dramatic ‘man overboard’ incident shortly after starting the second sailing leg yesterday morning.
Posted on 31 Mar 2013
Three Peaks Race - Organisers praise camaraderie after MOB
Three Peaks Race organisers have praised the camaraderie between teams after a sailor was reporter overboard. The H&R Block Three Peaks Race organisers have praised the camaraderie between teams after a sailor was reporter overboard this morning. Whistler skipper David Rees ended up in choppy seas before being picked up by Robert Findlay-skippered vessel Whistler World.
Posted on 30 Mar 2013
Three Peaks Race - Catamaran slashes first leg record
In the Three Peaks Race, the Melbourne catamaran Peccadillo tonight smashed the record for the first sailing leg. In the 25th Tasmanian Three Peaks Race, the Melbourne catamaran Peccadillo tonight smashed the record for the first sailing leg, sailing the 90 nautical miles across eastern Bass Strait from Beauty Point on the Tamar River to Lady Barron on Flinders Island in a remarkable 6 hours and 19 minutes.
Posted on 30 Mar 2013
Tasmanian Three Peaks Race 2013 - Whistler crew aiming for new heights
The 25th edition of the Tasmanian Three Peaks Race will be a big test for Hobart Yacht Whistler and its crew Tasmanian Three Peaks Race 2013, the combination of tough ocean sailing and rugged mountain running around the eastern coastline of Tasmania over the Easter long weekend, normally sees the sailors do the sailing, the runners do the running.
Posted on 28 Mar 2013
Three Peaks Race - Countdown underway to 25th edition
The countdown is underway to the start of the 25th H&R Block Three Peaks Race, starting Friday, March 29th. The countdown is underway to the start of the 25th H&R Block Three Peaks Race. Starting on Friday, March 29, twelve teams will battle the elements to be crowned the winner of the 2013 race. Teams will begin their journey from Beauty Point Wharf at 2pm where crews will make their way across the seas to Flinders Island.
Posted on 27 Mar 2013