Quote of the Month

Quote of the Month; The Commodore of the club leads by example, usually he leads round the race track as well-Joe King.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Australian Three Peaks Race

Report from Sail World.- The powerful Victorian catamaran Peccadillo, skippered by Charles Meredith, this morning has broken away from the fleet as she heads towards the Tasmanian east coast on the second leg of the Australian Three Peaks Race.

Peccadillo set sail from Lady Barron on the long second sea leg to Coles Bay shortly before 0600 this morning after a fast run across the paddocks of Flinders Island to the granite outcrop of Mount Strzelecki and return by team runners Richard Bowles and Chris Wright, both from Melbourne.

Their time was 7 hours 16 minutes, but this was bettered by Team Slingshot’s runners, Clarke McClymont and Matt Cooper, who covered the 65 km in under seven hours.

This enabled Team Slingshot, a five times line honours winner of the Three Peaks Race, but now skippered by Jean-Pierre Ravanat of Hobart, to get away from Lady Barron in second place at 07:22, followed by Haphazard (Bruce Edmunds) and VisitFlindersIsland.com (Steve Laird).

Shortly after 09:00, Peccadillo was 22 nautical miles ENE of Swan Island, with 228 nautical miles to the finish of the four-day endurance combination of ocean racing and mountain running. The second stopover is at Coles Bay on the east coast and the finish at Hobart, with a climb to the peak of Mount Wellington and back.

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