Two is­land sail and run gets set to head off

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

ONE of the re­gion’s most un­usual marathon events - the Port Dou­glas Yacht Club Two Is­land Sail and Run - is back for the third year and prom­ises a unique and ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The seven-stage marathon in­volv­ing sail­ing, swimming and run­ning is the third race in the 2012 Close Haven Ma­rina Tro­phy Se­ries, to be held on July 28.

The yachts de­part from Port Dou­glas Yacht Club to the start line off Four Mile and race to Low Isles.

Once there an ath­lete swims ashore, sprints around the is­land and then swims back to the yacht. The yachts then sail around both isles be­fore rac­ing back to Four Mile Beach, where the ath­lete then sprints to the look­out on Flagstaff Hill be­fore run­ning back to the yacht club where fin­ish times will be recorded.

PDYC’s rear com­modore Mick Gwilliams has in­vited ath­letes in­ter­ested in be­ing part of this race to con­tact the yacht club for en­try de­tails.

“This is a spe­cial and unique event for Port Dou­glas, I’m not sure there is anything like this event any­where else, and we are hop­ing it will grow over the com­ing years,” he said.

“We are al­ways look­ing for ath­letes to join the crews, if they con­tact the yacht club we can put peo­ple in touch with yacht teams who are still look­ing for crew mem­bers.”

For on­line en­try forms, visit www.port­dou­glasy­acht­club.com.au.

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