Three Peaks Race - Countdown underway to 25th edition

Whistler in action
Peter Campbell
The countdown is underway to the start of the 25th H&R Block Three Peaks Race. Starting on Friday, March 29, twelve teams will battle the elements to be crowned the winner of the 2013 race. Teams will begin their journey from Beauty Point Wharf at 2pm where crews will make their way across the seas to Flinders Island.

Crews will then hit the ground running with a run up Mount Strzelecki before rejoining sailors for the trip to Coles Bay. It is expected that the first race fleet will arrive at Coles Bay around noon on Sunday, March 31, for the run over Mount Freycinet.

Teams will then make their way to Hobart, docking at Kings Pier at Sullivans Cove, for the final run up Mount Wellington. The last team is expected to finish at Kings Wharf on Tuesday.

To celebrate the start of the race, the public is invited to join in the excitement on Friday at Beauty Point Wharf from 10am. People will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Tamar Valley produce and entertainment before the yachts sail out in the afternoon.

Teams participating in the event include:

- Cables Plus Tas - MS Tas
- New Howrah Pharmacy
- Peccadillo
- Haphazard
- AdvantEdge
- St.LukesHealth
- Tilt
- Centre Euro Wines
- Magic Miles
- Euphoria Furniture
- Whistler
- Whistler World

It is also worth noting the fund-raising efforts of some of the teams with Cables Plus Tas - MS Tas raising money for MS Tasmania, Centre Euro Wines raising awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Hobart-based team Whistler donating $1500 to bushfire affected Dunalley.

Three Peaks Race website