The 2017 Skel Rice 3 Peaks Race is gearing up to be an exciting spectacle of stamina and endurance this Saturday at the Royal Papua Yacht Club.
The Three Peaks race is famous in Port Moresby, combining sailing, swimming and running in a one day event.
With a significant increase in participant numbers this year, the 3 peaks race is set to excite people in the nation’s capital who would prefer to spend their weekend by the sea with friends and family.
Event coordinator and Captain Sail, Simon Anderson, said the purpose of the event was to encourage sailing in Papua New Guinea.
The Crews and runners will meet in the RPYC at 9:30am this Saturday for a briefing, before the race starts at 11:00am.
The race begins by sailing to Manubada Island, then on to Lolorua Island where the runners dive off their boats and swim ashore, run to the check point on top of the island, before returning to the beach and a swim back to their yacht.
The final leg of the race will see runners leap ashore to the marina loading dock and out of the RPYC, and commence a gruelling run up the Burns Peak summit, before heading back down to RYPC boat shed to finish in front of awaiting spectators.
Thanks to an overwhelming support by corporate houses this year, all participating boats will receive consolation prizes.
The information about this event is available at RPYC website for all athletes, sailors or volunteers and time keepers who want to be involved in a great day of team work and comradely. Visit http://www.rpyc.com.pg/3-peaks-sailing-division/