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Record setter recruits Wife for Three Peaks Race

by Terry Travers on 19 Oct 2011
Big Wave Rider is a record setting offshore racing catamaran and line honours contender - Australian Three Peaks Race Paul Scambler

Queensland sailor Bruce Arms, who set a WSSRC world record for an Australian solo circumnavigation in August aboard his 46’ catamaran 'Big Wave Rider', has been joined by his wife Suzanne as the first official entry in the 2012 Three Peaks Race.

Suzanne has been intimately involved in all Bruce’s sailing achievements, starting with hands on construction of the performance cruising catamaran in their backyard, through to acting as shore manager for Bruce’s record Australian circumnavigation

Having also twice won the Solo Trans Tasman Race, Bruce is keen to take on another event that he can share with a team that includes his wife, who herself is an accomplished sailor.

'It will be great to race with Suzanne again as she is my number one crew. It will be a good pay back for all the hard work she put in during my solo around Australia voyage. Sailing solo for a long time is a very unique experience, but it is rewarding to share our great sport of sailing with people that love it as much as I do.'

Having competed twice previously in the Three Peaks Race, Bruce and Suzanne Arms are confident of improving on their third placing in 2009. Prior to the last Solo Trans Tasman Arms enhanced the sail plan and found extra speed which resulted in his world record. Big Wave Rider will be a genuine contender for line honours in 2012, the 24th year of the event.

'What I love about the Three Peaks Race is that it is a huge challenge with the different aspects of sailing, running, and when there is no wind - rowing,' he said. 'To do well you have to get everything right. It is fantastic to be racing with Suzanne again.'

But the Three Peaks is more than just a sailing race. The event which starts at Beauty Point on Tasmania’s north coast on Good Friday, 6th April 2012, takes sailors and runners to three ports and three mountain peaks, in the process getting to experience the best of Tasmanian scenery, cuisine and hospitality.

'The scenery is spectacular, and most of all the people,' said Arms. 'The locals love the race and it is great to see a crowd at the finish of each leg. No matter how many times you do the race you want to come back.'

Sailors looking for a different challenge can find full details of this unique event at www.threepeaks.org.au

www.brucearms.com

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