The Australian Three Peaks Race has been cancelled for the foreseeable future, due to an insufficient number of boat entries. The 25th – and final – race was held in 2013.
The information on this page is left as a historical record.
The Australian Three Peaks Race is a non-stop offshore sailing and endurance running event.
The next race will start in Devonport’s Mersey River mouth on Friday evening March 6th 2015. After starting, the fleet will round a buoy set off Devonport’s Bluff for enhanced spectator viewing, then sail into Bass Strait bound for Lady Barron on Flinders Island, ( a change from the previous Beauty Point start and Easter time slot). The fleet will then make its way down Tasmania’s East Coast to Coles Bay and on to the finish line at Hobart.
Along the way, running teams scale Mount Strzelecki, Mount Freycinet and Mount Wellington, while sailing teams tackle the state’s unpredictable seas.
This iconic Tasmanian event has been held in Tasmania since 1989 and attracts elite sportspeople to its ranks, and large crowds at various locations along the way.
Teams consist of six persons (five crew is the minimum) – usually four sailors and two specialist long distance runners. Teams compete for the Tilman Trophy; a pointscore trophy that rewards older crew, slower boats, and teams that “add value” by raising funds for charity, and send more than two team members on the last mountain run. There is also a major trophy for line honours; the team that completes all six sailing and running legs unassisted and arrive first across the finish line at Mawson Place, near Constitution Dock, Hobart. The fastest overall running team is recognised with the King of the Mountains trophy.
The race is organised by a dedicated and highly competent team of volunteers that professionally manage the high-profile event.