The Australian Three Peaks Race is a non-stop offshore sailing and endurance running event.
The event, which is held over the Easter holiday break, starts at Beauty Point and then travels to Flinders Island before making 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.
The next annual race will start on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.
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 of five persons, usually three sailors and two specialist long distance runners, compete in either the monohull and multihull division.
The race is organised by a dedicated and highly competent team of volunteers that professionally manage the high-profile event.
Three Peaks Race Responds to Challenge.
The organising committee of the annual Three Peaks Race, a unique short-handed sailing and endurance running event held in Tasmania each Easter for the last 25 years, has announced the 2014 race will be deferred by a year, with the next race to be held in 2015.
The quirky combination of mountain running and offshore sailing has resonated with the public, regularly drawing between five and eight thousand people to the start at Beauty Point, and a large spectator flotilla of pleasure craft that follows the yachts as they head for Bass Strait.
However the difficult economic times, particularly in Tasmania, has resulted in some sponsors unable to continue their support, and a reduction in potential entrants. Without the commitments of these long term supporters, the event could not be effectively run.
By announcing the decision early, and commencing the planning eighteen months out from the next race, the committee can ensure the event will be able to return invigorated in 2015.
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