2005 The Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race    

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 to Mon, 28 Mar 2005

The 17th Three Peaks Race starts from Beauty Point on the Tamar River on Good Friday afternoon, taking the fleet of yachts, their sailors and runners around the spectacular eastern coastline of Tasmania to finish at Hobart on the Derwent River on Easter Monday.

Thousands of spectators are expected to line Inspection Head Wharf and the banks of the Tamar down to Low Head, and also follow the fleet on spectator craft out into Bass Strait.

First stopover is Lady Barron, the little fishing port on Flinders Island, where the running teams face a cross-country dash before scaling the granite peak of Mt Strzelecki.

After completing the run, the yachts sail down Tasmania’s East Coast to Coles Bay for a bushland climb to Mt Freycinet.

Finally, after reaching Hobart, either sailing around Tasman Island or taking the short-cut through the Dennison Canal at Dunnalley, the runners face the final challenge of Mt Wellington, towering above Tasmania’s capital city.

Hydro Tasmania is sponsoring the event for a third year.

Related News Stories:
26 Mar 2005  Three Peak fleet bound for Freycinet
26 Mar 2005  Three Teams set sail from Lady Barron
26 Mar 2005  Teams at First Peak in three Peaks Race
25 Mar 2005  Catamaran leads the fleet towards Flinders Island
25 Mar 2005  Tamar sailor and runner to set Three Peaks history
22 Mar 2005  Easter Challenge – sailing offshore and up the mountains in Hydro Tasmania Three Peaks Race

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