Three Peaks Yacht Race – more updates!
The Westholme Warriors are currently 10th and are now on their final sail. Yesterday, there was excitement for the team who sailed into a military firing range – while the guns were going off! “We’d checked and there were no restrictions, though there was due to be firing tomorrow, so we had every right to be there,” said one of the runners. “We were told to leave quickly under engine and the Coast Guard advised we should comply so we did. We could hear the guns, but didn’t see any impacts.” They motored out of the range, but won’t be penalised for a situation outside their control.
After finally arriving in Whitehaven last night, rowing the last leg as there was still no wind, Stuart Lewis and Andrew Holland set off for the 40 mile round trip to Scarfell at 18.15pm and reached the summit at 23.45pm. After this gruelling run they set off back to the boat to leave the marina at Whitehaven 05.30am.
There is more wind today and the team are currently doing just short of 6 kts, with approx 182nm to go, it will take at least another 36 hours to get there!
Whitehaven to Fort William is a total of 227 Nautical Miles, past the Mull of Kintyre and into the Sound of Jura. Once they reach Fort William, the runners will complete the final run up Ben Nevis.
Come on Westholme Warriors – you can do it!