Abbeydale Moonshine competing in 2005

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Three Peaks Yacht Race 2006

Abbeydale Moonshine sailing towards Fort William, 2005 race, Credit: SleepMonsters
Abbeydale Moonshine sailing towards Fort William, 2005 race, Credit: SleepMonsters
Colin doing some ascent training on a weekend crossing to France, April 2006
Colin doing some ascent training on a weekend crossing to France, April 2006

In June 2006 I will be taking part in the Three Peaks Yacht Race with team Abbeydale Moonshine.

The race involves 389 miles of difficult coastal sailing up the west coast of Britain from Barmouth in mid Wales to Fort Willam in Scotland. Teams comprise of three sailors and two runners. Along the way, teams stop at Caernarfon in North Wales where the runners scale Snowdon (1085m) and Whitehaven in the Lake District where the runners take to bikes before climbing Sca Fell Pike (978m). The race finishes in Fort William with the runners ascending Ben Nevis (1344m) and returning to the yacht, thus having climbed to the highest points in Wales, England and Scotland.

All of the team have studied at the University of Sheffield in recent years, and we are thankful to the local Abbeydale Brewery in Sheffield for their support. We will be sailing a Reflex 38 yacht skippered by Ric Searle, ably assisted by Will Appleby and Jody Slater. I will be running the mountains with Colin Taylor.

More details on the team can be found on the team's website.

The race starts from Barmouth at 2pm on Saturday 17th June. Live coverage will be provided online courtesy of SleepMonsters on the official race website.

We will also be racing for charity, and would be grateful if you are able to support us here. Our charity is the National Osteoporosis Society. Osteoporosis will at some time affect 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50. You can donate online using Just Giving.

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Our Sponsors

Soreen, bakers of a delicious range of fruited products Abbeydale Brewery - producers of Moonshine Pale Ale Inov-8, makers of superb off-road running products