The PowerBar Three Peaks Yacht Race

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PowerBar® Sponsors 30th Anniversary Three Peaks Yacht Race

Rob Howard / 20.06.2007See All Event Posts Follow Event
Sports nutrition brand PowerBar are the sponsors of this years Three Peaks Yacht Race.

The Barmouth to Fort William PowerBar Three Peaks Yacht Race combines yachting, mountain running and cycling into one of the greatest adventure challenges in British sport. Teams consist of three sailors and two runners, who set sail from Barmouth on the Welsh coast to Fort William in Scotland, via Caernarfon and Whitehaven, racing to the summits of Snowdon (3560ft) Scafell Pike (3208ft) and Ben Nevis (4408ft) on the way.
The race, which next year celebrates its 30th anniversary, consists of 389 miles of difficult coastal sailing, 18 miles of cycling and 72 miles of running, and a total ascent of 14,000ft to the highest points in Wales, England and Scotland.
The first event in June 1977 featured just seven yachts, with only four returning to complete the course; next year over 25 teams are expected to participate. Over the years a total of 500 teams have competed in the event, and amongst them a series of famous faces including Robin Knox Johnston, Bob Fisher, Skip Novak, and the legendary Joss Naylor. A number of celebrated athletes have also raced together as pairs including Davies and Woods, who set the Snowdon ascent record of 3 hours and 6 minutes as far back as 1983. And Andrew Belton and Mark Rigby who in the struggle to get their yacht in and out of Ravenglass on the same tide ran the 32 mile English course in a phenomenal 4 hours 30 minutes.

Marc Honold Country Manager for PowerBar states “We are very pleased to be sponsoring the Three Peaks Yacht Race. It is a very unique event which tests the stamina and determination of all the participants, who we feel will benefit significantly from our pro-athlete PowerBar products designed specifically for endurance events�.

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