The Three Peaks Yacht Race 2015

  • UK (GBR)
  • Off-Road Running
  • Off-Road Cycling
  • Navigation

A Steady Start to the Three Peaks Yacht Race

Rob Howard / 27.06.2015See All Event Posts Follow Event
/ © Rob Howard

The 3 Peaks Yacht Race got underway at 18.00 a mile off Barmouth this evening. When the start flare fired team Tramontana were briefly first over the line but were quickly overtaken by the Dutch team on Rio in their J120 and last year’s winner, Wight Rose, the Reflex 38.

It wasn’t long before the Mercian Regiment pulled into 3rd in the J111 (the same boat which was sailed to second last year by a different military team).  Soon the yachts were strung out across the bay, making for Bardsey Head, with the 3 fastest quickly establishing the race order.

The yachts had left the harbour at 17.00 in procession behind the Barmouth Lifeboat, passing the crowds gathered to see them on the breakwater and motoring across the bar outside the estuary to reach the start line out at sea.

Morning conditions had been rough, with big rollers across the start line, but by the evening the sea state had settled and there was a gentle South westerly breeze to get the yachts going on their long journey to Scotland.


See All Stories On This Race

PayPal Limited Edition SleepMonsters BUFF Patreon SleepMonsters Newsletter SleepMonsters Calendar SignUp

Our Patrons

Adventure Enablers

Danish AR Union

Open Adventure

Rootstock Racing


SleepMonsters Patreon

Thank you to all our

adventure racing


Adventure Enablers

Danish AR Union

Open Adventure

Rootstock Racing

Tanz Navigation

-- -- --

Adventure Race Croatia

Adventure Race Georgia

Brian Gatens

Chris Dixon

-- -- --

Ajita Madan

Chipp Dodd

Celia Nash

David Ellis

Erik Sanders

Graham Bird

Jakub Malik

Josh Hayman

Liam St Pierre

Magnus Foss

Marijn Edelenbosch

Nicola MacLeod

Possum Jump Adventures

Robert Rulison

Strong Machine AR

Your Adventure Maps

-- -- --

Adrian Crane

Barbara Campbell

Dejna Odvody

Ivan Park

Klaus Mygind

Lars Bukkehave

Marco Ponteri

Maria Leijerstam

Nigel Davison

Rob Horton

Semyon Yakimov