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3 Peaks Yacht Race
The South West 3 "Peaks" Yacht Race (#sw3pyr) - 9th/10th/11th JUNE 2017
The Fifth Edition of the race will start at 10:00 9th June from St Mawes harbour.
SAIL 125 MILES
CYCLE 140 MILES
RUN 29 MILES
ALL IN A WEEKEND! ARE YOU UP FOR THE ADVENTURE?
This weekend Adventure Race is for teams of sailors and cyclists/runners, teams usually consist of 6 members, of whom 2 might be just sailors and the other 4 cyclists/runners who split the land challenges between them. An entry form can be downloaded from the Entry Page
Sail St Mawes to Newlyn to Fowey to Plymouth
2 crew members must run a 5 mile loop from St Mawes to St Just before rowing out to their boats.
SAIL - ST MAWES to NEWLYN.
2 crew members cycle from here to Porthcurno, where they leave their bikes in a "Bike Park" before running along the coastal path to Lands End (the first "Peak"). They then run back to their bikes and then cycle back to their yacht.
(18.5 mile cycle, 13 mile run) Cycle Route
SAIL - NEWLYN to FOWEY.
2 crew members cycle from here to Bolventor (nr Jamaica Inn), where they leave their bikes in a "Bike Park" and run to the top of Brown Willy (the 2nd Peak and Cornwall's highest point). They then run back to their bikes and then cycle back to their yacht.
(47 mile cycle, 7.7 mile run) Cycle Route
SAIL - FOWEY to PLYMOUTH - Queen Annes Battery
2 crew members cycle from here on the coast to coast cycle route to Meldon Reservoir (nr Okehampton) then leave their bikes in a "Bike Park" and run to the top of Yes Tor (the 3rd Peak and Devon's highest point). They then run back to their bikes and cycle back to finish at Queen Annes Battery in Plymouth.
(75 mile cycle and 4 mile run) - Cycle route follows the Sustrans route 27 coast to coast (much of it traffic free) to Tavistock, then continue on the A386 to Meldon reservoir nr Okehampton. See Cycle Route
SAIL - PLMOUTH to EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE and back to PLYMOUTH (this leg starts as soon as the 2 cyclists have been dropped off)
The basic rules are that each boat shall have 4, 5 or 6 crew members (we recommend 6) who should be on the boat at all times while sailing (Except in final Leg from Plymouth to Eddystone and back)
Each of the 3 "Peaks" must be reached by any 2 of the crew members, who must stay together at all times.
Bikes can either be carried by the yachts or moved by support crew. Yachts must be between 26 and 50 foot in length. Support crew will be responsible for looking after bikes while competitors are doing the running legs.
There will be marshalls on the shore at each of the stops, cyclists will have a compulsory 5 minute kit check before setting off on each leg.
It is expected that given reasonable wind conditions the fastest crew will finish at about midnight on Saturday
Time Limit 18:00 on Sunday.
Entry will cost £300 per yacht for entries received before 31st March (£350 subsequently). Crews to consist of between 4 and 6 members.
If you are a cyclist/runner but with no boat, or a sailor who has no cyclists/runners then get in touch and I will try and put interested parties together.
For more information email email@example.com
If you are a volunteer crew looking for yacht or a skipper looking for crew, email me with your details and I will post them on our "Crew matching Page"
2016 Race Report
A fantastic Race weekend saw Musk Ox (an X362 Sport) from Saltash successfully defend their title. All teams finished within a 5 hour window on Saturday night. Two new land course Records were set by Hoofing Run Ashore (Royal Marines from Lympstone in their Aqua 30) who were an excellent second overall. The Beneteau First 36.7 of the Team Usual Suspects (from Falmouth) was excellently sailed and pushed Musk Ox close in all the sailing Legs to come third overall.
Race Report by Gill Duncan of Team Hoofing Run Ashore
Race Report by Simon Lovesey of SailRacer
For full results download the excel spreadsheet from the bottom of the page.