DANU Technologies boat wins Three Peaks Yacht Race
The DANU Technologies team have won the 34th PowerBar 3 Peaks Yacht Race. The entire race involves a total of 389 miles of difficult coastal sailing, 26 miles of cycling and 72 miles of running, with approximately 14,000 feet of ascent. The Irish team comprised sailors Glen Ward, DANU’s own John Prudhoe and Andrew Miles, and runners Deon McNeilly and Gary Bailey.
The challenge is to sail from Barmouth, on the Welsh coast, to Fort William in Scotland, via Caernarfon and Whitehaven, climbing the highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland on the way. The Irish team sailed to victory on a Ker35 built in 2001 for the Grand Prix IRM rule, and its combination of speed and lightweight in the hands of this team, was good enough to beat several boats and skippers who have won in the past. Their total race time was 77 hours 37 minutes, with a sailing aggregate of 60 hours 41 minutes and a running aggregate of 16 hours 56 minutes.
A stunning achievement for the 1st time entrants. More info at http://www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk