0730/17 April 2001
TWO YACHTS STILL TO REACH HOBART
Just one yacht still has to finish the final sailing leg of the marathon Australian Three Peaks Race,their crew this morning forced to row towards Hobart on a windless River Derwent.
Ashore, three teams of runners on Mt Wellington, encountered snow at the peak, towering 1270 metres above the city of
Of the 13 multihill and monohull yachts that started from Beauty Point on the Tamar River on Good Friday, seven have finished the Race around the spectacular Tasmanian north-east and east coast, comprising three sailing legs totalling 335 nautical miles and three mountain runs totalling 131km with mountain climbs totalling 2646 metres.
Two boats have retired from what is described as Australia's ultimate endurance event.
Three teams of runners are on the mountain, including four of the crew of Club Marine Team Youth, three of the crew of Scotch Oakburn College, and four of the crew of Camp Quality, competing for the coveted Tillman Trophy and the Cruising Division.
The Camp Quality runners, comprising yacht skipper Benny Parsons and 54-year-old marathon runner Lloyd Febey, and two
women, Jo Crisp and Caroline Lynch, set off the mountain run at 7.32 this morning.
THREE PEAKS RACE ENTRANTS
TEAM 1 HAPHAZARD
TEAM 2 ROSEVEARS TAVERN
TEAM 3 SOUTHERN CROSS
TEAM 4 CAMP QUALITY
TEAM 5 CLUB MARINE TEAM YOUTH
TEAM 6 SLING SHOT
TEAM 7 SEA TO SUMMIT
TEAM 8 TARTAN
TEAM 9 API MERSEY PHARMACY
TEAM 10 SCOTCH OAKBURN COLLEGE
TEAM 11 BRIGITTE 5
TEAM 12 MADNESS IN MOTION
Go to the official website for full details
Launceston's Scotch Oakburn College will
for the first time be fielding a team in
this prestigious event made up of parents
The age limit of 18 prevented students
from competing,but many will be on the
John and Di Joyce have renamed their
13m yacht BOUNTY to WWW.SOC.TAS.EDU.AU
for the event.
They will head off at 2 pm on Good Friday.
The team includes Iain Law,John Joyce,
Harvey Griggs,John Poynter and Bruce Nye.
For further information on this event visit
the official website.
NICK EDMUNDS - HAPHAZARD
Haphazard's crew is easily the most experienced
crew in the race with 33 races between it's
Nick has had an interest in sailing from the
age of 7 and is one of Tasmania's few sailmakers,
operating from :
Sam's Sails,Shades and Canvas at Invermay.
THREE PEAKS UPDATES
Overall placings remain unchanged with the catamaran API Mersey Pharmacy winning in record overall time from previous
record-holder,the monohull Southern Cross, and another catamaran, Sea to Summit.
Another significant trophy, the King of the Mountains, will not be decided until the last boat, the trimaran Rosevears Tavern,reaches Hobart's Sullivan Cove and the runners complete the 33 km climb to the peak of Mt Wellington and back.
The King of the Mountains is for the fastest team on all three mountain legs - to Mt Strzelecki on Flinders Island, Mt Freycinet on the Tasmanian East Coast and Mt Wellington in Hobart.
Although their boat has not sailed so well, the Rosevears Tavern runners, Phil Tuck and Rod Barnes, both from Launceston,have been the fastest on the first two legs.
They have only to complete the Mt Wellington run in under 3 hours 55 minutes to win the King of the Mountain, with the
fastest time so far overnight being 2 hours 39 minutes.
Peter Campbell - 0419 385 028 or Three Peaks Race Centre - 03 6224 2098 or 03 6224 2191
Scotch Oakburn College are near nearing Iron Pot
Camp Quality and Club Marine Team Youth came through the Denison canal at 18h 40m
Second boat to reach Sullivan's Cove was Southern Cross, the Radford 15m sloop skippered by Nick Edmunds from Sidmouth
on the Tamar River, at 9.24.03 am, followed by the Hobart catamaran, Sea to Summit, skippered by Richard Clennett, and Haphazard, Richard Edmunds' Radford 15m, at 1.59.27 pm.
In light and patchy winds in Storm Bay and the Derwent River, it took the another four hours for the fifth boat to finish, the newly launched Jones 40, Tasmanian Craftwoods, crossing at 5.45.48 this evening, the runners setting off for their run in darkness to Mt Wellington