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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Multihulls in the 2013 Three Peaks Race

I'm writing from Peccadillo, docked in Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania. We were in a commanding position at the front of the fleet until 1830 yesterday when we lost our rudders (yes, both of them!). At 18 knots under spinnaker it was an interesting moment but incredibly fast reactions by Dave Blake and Phil Remilton got the spinnaker in before disaster ensued. The multihull baton has been passed to Steve Laird's 42 ft Chamberlain, and he is currently in lead. Hope he wins - great team and regular competitors who are really sailing their boat to its potential this year, with the bonus of a fast running team. The other multi, the Simpson 30 of Peter Newman, is running 4th.

Until our rudder debacle, we had had a fantastic race on Peccadillo, smashing the leg record from the start to Lady Barron (Flinders Island) previously held by Twisted Sister (1997) by 1 hr 20 mins. We were going fast for most of the second leg until we hit a big wind hole and slowed down but were still well ahead of the rest of the fleet. Then .... oh well, that's yacht racing!

Go to www.threepeaks.org.au to see the finish on the yacht tracker

Cheers, Charles Meredith

Couple of nice pics:


  1. Bad luck Charles sorry to hear that. Can you tell me did Cynophe start the race?
    Stay safe. tp

  2. Terry didn't start. Still too much to do on Cyanophobe to be ready for the race. Very disappointing. But sensible decision given the conditions

  3. nice post. really a nice one. this boat looks so great. and best of luck.
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