The weekend of June 17th 2017. is a fantastic weekend in the Barmouth diary With boat crews and runners coming together to take part in one of the toughest challenges in the sporting calendar.
The Three Peaks Yacht Race is a combined sail and running race, with the option of cycling. The crews of 4 or 5 people sail up the wild West Coast of the UK, starting at Barmouth and sailing to Canarfon, Whiteheaven and Fort William. At each ports two of the crew members run/cycle to the summits of Snowdon, Scafell Pike or Ben Nevis, the highest peaks of Wales, England & Scotland.
At least 10 teams will set off from the Harbour at on Saturday 17th June. The teams will sail about 400 miles over 3 to 4 days and will climb over 11000 foot to reach visit the three peaks of Snowdon, Scafell and Ben nevis, all the way from the boat.
Make a holiday of it and come and see the teams as they prepare and set off on the epic race. You can visit Barmouths’ bar “The Tilman” which is named after Bill Tilman who was the inspiration for the first three peaks Yacht Race. Book now to reserve space at the BUNKORAMA with its own special views out over Cardigan Bay and Barmouth Bridge where the boats moor up.
If you spend a weekend at the Bunkorama as well as the spectacle of watching the yachts set off from Barmouths’ historic Harbour you will have plenty of time to explore the error and may be even discover a peak or two yourself. You could combine a ferry trip across the river with a walk arund the Mawddach Trail or the Wales Coast Path. We are always happy to give you directions for our favourite routes, public transport and good places to eat and drink.