Girl power in the three peaks

August 8, 2016

In June the first all female team in 39 years took line honours in the three peaks race. Whitehaven is the second of two stopovers in the race where they cycle and then run up Scarfell Pike and back and then sail off up to Fort William to climb Ben Nevis. 

In a J 120, the all girl (pictured) Team Aparito digital health were delighted to be first over the line in a race that is ranked amongst the 10 most difficult endurance races in the World. 

Overall and IRC winners were Pure Attitude, an X37

The race involves teams of 5, sailing from Barmouth to Caernarfon in Wales where two of the team must run to the top of Snowdon and back. The team must then sail to Whitehaven in Cumbria, where again two of the team must cycle and run to the Summit of Scafell Pike. Finally the teams sail to Scotland where the final challenge is to run to the top of Ben Nevis and back. In total the team must sail 389 miles, climb 11,176ft run 72 miles and cycle 72 miles.

Whitehaven Marina Manager Simone says of the race “ We love hosting a stopover in the three peaks race at Whitehaven every year. It always fills us with huge admiration for the competitors as it’s definitely not an easy race”.

For more information on the race results and the race itself logon to 
www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk



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