sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Record setter recruits Wife for Three Peaks Race

Record setter recruits Wife for Three Peaks Race

'Big Wave Rider is a record setting offshore racing catamaran and line honours contender - Australian Three Peaks Race'    Paul Scambler    Click Here to view large photo

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.

Bruce and Suzanne Arms built, live aboard, and race their 46’ catamaran Big Wave Rider. - Australian Three Peaks Race -  Bruce Arms  
'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




by Terry Travers

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=89759

6:20 AM Wed 19 Oct 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT