The Three Peaks Yacht Race

The Three Peaks Yacht Race

What we like
• Real test of versatility and stamina
• An Adventure Race up the highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland
• 392 miles of Cat 3 Offshore yacht racing
• 62 miles running, 14,000’ ascent/descent from nearest ports in three ‘mountain marathons’
• Encourages rowing and kedging – rowing a yacht is hard work, but important to punch some tides and keep steerage in light airs
• 26 miles of trail cycling
• Max team size of 5 so plenty of short handed sailing
• Usually takes 3-5 days with a range of sea and weather condition
• Sailing/rowing through the Swellies and Corran Narrows
• Tidegates and multiple legs means that the fleet often concertina to keep everyone focussed
• Beautiful scenery
• Many sub-competitions for military teams, fastest runners and sailing legs etc
• Ethos and camaraderie of teams
• The organisers are such nice people