This is my next adventure, the “Race to Alaska”. Read a short description about the race here. To see the R2AK website follow the link below. To learn about my concerns and follow my progress for this race follow this link
About Race to Alaska
Race start: 0500 June 8th, Port Townsend, Washington
This thing has happened twice- so far about half of the teams that start finish
With enough preparation and training everyone could do the R2AK. The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing each other out of the way for the promise of fortune.
It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that Race to Alaska was born. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered race, and currently the largest cash prize for a race of its kind.
It’s like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear.
There are squalls, killer whales, tidal currents that run upwards of 20 miles an hour, and some of the most beautiful scenery on god’s green earth.
To read more about R2AK click here
To read about the course and see map click here