15th June 2019
The yachts always leave Barmouth harbour in procession an hour before the start and throughout the morning there are entertainments on the harbour front.
The local Samba band usually performs out on the end of the breakwater as the boats leave the harbour.
From there on race followers will be able to see their positions of the boats and runners on the satellite tracker via the Three Peaks Yacht Race website
Teams of four or five per yacht sail from Barmouth to Fort William, with two of the crew climbing the highest mountains of Wales, England and Scotland en route. The land stages to Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis involve running 54.8 miles, cycling 40 miles, and climbing 16,500 feet in 3 or 4 action packed days.