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The 750 nm race remains essentially unchanged.

 

There is an earlier start date of June 8 as the Van Isle 360 is on again. That will make for some colder water and hopefully better wind.

 

The second change is a new twist, an offer to buy the boat from the finisher for 10,000 bucks, in Ketchikan, if they successfully complete the race.

Hear it from Jake at about the 28 minute and change mark in the video on this page. https://www.facebook.com/racetoalaska/

Also worth a listen to Team Nordica's funny highlight earlier in the video.

 

 

It will be interesting to see how this will attract teams to finish and what trash they dig up and fix to race.

Who will step up to challenge the fastest time ?

Will there be an ironman matchup of Roger Mann and Colin Angus ? Will Colin have a brand new purpose built design? Will Thomas Nielsen try for the smallest boat in a Sunfish? Will the M32 team endure even colder temperatures and unpredictable winds to set a new record ? Will there be a youngest sailor, a teen, to do the R2AK? A father/daughter team? Will the new boat buyout for 10k attract Team Can't Anchor Us to do a third race in the 2 time cheapest boat ?

 

I regret missing the bash last night with a flu still giving me a brain ache.

Hell yeh, I signed up this morning, the earlier start's challenge appeals to me. Solo this time, same boat, Y6m, set up for singlehand, with a code 0 this time, better oars, maybe with a tiller pilot like Colin Angus used. http://www.xssailing.com/article/rowcruiser-electronic-tiller-pilot-r2ak/

The Seascape 18 unofficial record for fastest under 20 foot, solo, monohull at 18 days, 4 hours and 26 minutes is a worthy goal for me this time. :ohttps://r2ak.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-R2AK-Results.pdf

 

Hope to see you there in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.............The second change is a new twist, an offer to buy the boat from the finisher for 10,000 bucks, in Ketchikan, if they successfully complete the race.

Hear it from Jake at about the 28 minute and change mark in the video on this page. https://www.facebook.com/racetoalaska/

 

 

 

.....hmmm,, only heard mention of the $10G prize for first, and steak knives fer 2nd. :mellow:

 

...the idea to buy any top 5 finisher for $10G would add an interesting twist..... It's one step short of the claiming purse in horseracing,,,, where one -has- to be willing to sell their entry for a certain set price.

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I'm in, but still very unclear on the how.

Luckily, I have some time to figure that out.

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.............The second change is a new twist, an offer to buy the boat from the finisher for 10,000 bucks, in Ketchikan, if they successfully complete the race.

Hear it from Jake at about the 28 minute and change mark in the video on this page. https://www.facebook.com/racetoalaska/

 

.....hmmm,, only heard mention of the $10G prize for first, and steak knives fer 2nd. :mellow:

 

...the idea to buy any top 5 finisher for $10G would add an interesting twist..... It's one step short of the claiming purse in horseracing,,,, where one -has- to be willing to sell their entry for a certain set price.

Buy any finisher for $10k. They'll offer $10k to each finisher. The first one that takes it, gets it. Likely not to be one of the first 5.

 

We are pulling our engine this weekend, so we have a boat that is legal and ready to rock.

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There are 3 other teams already with intent to race 2017.

 

Roger Mann is building an SUP for the race, but may use a small tri if there are other racers in that class. He posts some craft he built as well.

https://www.facebook.com/rogermannorg/

 

A father/daughter team ! And a boat salvaged for the race. A youngest racer entry as well.

The team description is here. https://www.gofundme.com/2kwwsh8

 

The bravest and first New Zealand race team are entering!

Building their own boat, in the finest NZ tradition.

 

Team Can't Anchor Us, Tim [Pornstache] Penhallow, now has some mustachio competition for best R2AK 'stache.

:) good on you, guys

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Has there been any discussion about disallowing GPS for this race (except emergency use and EPIRBs)? It fits the old school theme, and might help resurrect the dying art of non-satellite based navigation.

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Has there been any discussion about disallowing GPS for this race (except emergency use and EPIRBs)? It fits the old school theme, and might help resurrect the dying art of non-satellite based navigation.

 

Right...have even you looked at the course? Or the boats that participate? This race is not "old school" it is 21st Century adventurism.

 

Brilliant idea. Send short-handed boats, with exhausted crew, sailing through islands and narrow channels and current rips at night and have them try to reduce a star sight? Except for a stretch across from to Haida Gwaii there isn't even a stretch with an open western horizon and that is often very cloudy/hazy. There is never a stretch with a clear eastern horizon.

 

Imagine three guys on a M32 cat, trying to sight Deneb or Kolchab or some other pair of stars on an artificial horizon while doing 20 knots to try to find out how far they are off a lee shore.

 

Sign me up for that!!!

 

Leave your sextant romanticism to the guys who want to "race" round the world in 36' clunkers which don't move more than their triangulation error every 8 hours.

 

And, yes, I've navigated to Hawaii using a sextant. I know how its done. The jet contrails heading to Honolulu and the null on the little transistor radio (remember those) on the Oahu and Hilo stations really helped at the end.

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Right...have even you looked at the course? Or the boats that participate? This race is not "old school" it is 21st Century adventurism.

 

Brilliant idea. Send short-handed boats, with exhausted crew, sailing through islands and narrow channels and current rips at night and have them try to reduce a star sight? Except for a stretch across from to Haida Gwaii there isn't even a stretch with an open western horizon and that is often very cloudy/hazy. There is never a stretch with a clear eastern horizon.

 

Imagine three guys on a M32 cat, trying to sight Deneb or Kolchab or some other pair of stars on an artificial horizon while doing 20 knots to try to find out how far they are off a lee shore.

 

Sign me up for that!!!

 

Leave your sextant romanticism to the guys who want to "race" round the world in 36' clunkers which don't move more than their triangulation error every 8 hours.

 

Sextant navigation up the inside passage? Seriously? Is that what you'd do if all the GPS units on White Cloud suddenly stopped working?

 

Dead reckoning. Fog is unlikely in early June, and there are 16+ hours of daylight. If visibility isn't great, anchor up and wait. Or risk it, life is short.

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Has there been any discussion about disallowing GPS for this race (except emergency use and EPIRBs)? It fits the old school theme, and might help resurrect the dying art of non-satellite based navigation.

I doubt that, it is everywhere, from big boats to small ones with phone apps. Some boats had radar and others used AIS.

 

The original chart book, The Marine Atlas, Olympia to Skagway, the book many of us used to navigate north, was written by Frank Morris, and his daughter is most likely to enter next year's R2AK.

Shannon Morris' playpen or crib on her dad's ferry, was where they threw the dead fish ! http://threesheetsnw.com/blog/2016/07/why-i-love-the-race-to-alaska/

 

Shannon would be the first female solo competitor to enter, but it seems she is sitting on the fence in her latest post on FB. https://www.facebook.com/Team-Anchor-Baby-1134413183261619/?hc_location=ufi

 

Just go for it Shannon!

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Rocks. On our trip we were threading the needle through asterisks.. in the dark.

Some you could hear, some not.

 

Personally, I'd probably skip that challenge rule.

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Side note--- anyone interested in GRIM? KYC owns it now. They don't have any use for it and would love to get rid of it.

It's a 2x r2ak veteran.

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Right...have even you looked at the course? Or the boats that participate? This race is not "old school" it is 21st Century adventurism.

 

Brilliant idea. Send short-handed boats, with exhausted crew, sailing through islands and narrow channels and current rips at night and have them try to reduce a star sight? Except for a stretch across from to Haida Gwaii there isn't even a stretch with an open western horizon and that is often very cloudy/hazy. There is never a stretch with a clear eastern horizon.

 

Imagine three guys on a M32 cat, trying to sight Deneb or Kolchab or some other pair of stars on an artificial horizon while doing 20 knots to try to find out how far they are off a lee shore.

 

Sign me up for that!!!

 

Leave your sextant romanticism to the guys who want to "race" round the world in 36' clunkers which don't move more than their triangulation error every 8 hours.

 

Dead reckoning. Fog is unlikely in early June, and there are 16+ hours of daylight. If visibility isn't great, anchor up and wait. Or risk it, life is short.

 

Life is short....yeah...The "dead" part of dead reckoning would, on the R2AK or Van Isle 360 course, quite possibly come into play.

 

In the 50+ times I have been off the PNW coast in early June, you're right. It's been hazy/foggy/rainy enough to interfere with eyeball navigation only maybe 25% of the time.

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.............The second change is a new twist, an offer to buy the boat from the finisher for 10,000 bucks, in Ketchikan, if they successfully complete the race.

Hear it from Jake at about the 28 minute and change mark in the video on this page. https://www.facebook.com/racetoalaska/

 

 

 

.....hmmm,, only heard mention of the $10G prize for first, and steak knives fer 2nd. :mellow:

 

...the idea to buy any top 5 finisher for $10G would add an interesting twist..... It's one step short of the claiming purse in horseracing,,,, where one -has- to be willing to sell their entry for a certain set price.

 

 

I listened to the video and heard something different.

 

They are offering to buy every boat for $10k. The first person who claims it gets it. They have 5 minutes to answer after docking.

 

I think it's a fun twist, it makes a second first place prize for the first cheap boat. If you do it in a $5k Olson 30 and clean up then why wouldn't you take the $10k? If you are in a custom 40' boat like Ocelot then you would probably pass. This lets it stay an arms race for those who want to spend the money, and allows it to be an event that celebrates the low budget tinkerers, all in the same race.

 

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Team Pear Shaped Racing has entered. As soon as our application is confirmed we'll update our blog. But, in the meantime, for those of you who may not have visited it before: https://teampearshapedracing.wordpress.com/

 

We can be found on Facebook, as well. Like us if you like. Otherwise, feel free to hate us, too. :D

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Team Pear Shaped Racing has entered. As soon as our application is confirmed we'll update our blog. But, in the meantime, for those of you who may not have visited it before: https://teampearshapedracing.wordpress.com/

 

We can be found on Facebook, as well. Like us if you like. Otherwise, feel free to hate us, too. :D

Ouch, you must hate monohulls now . :o

 

"The finish was anticlimactic. Madrona materialized, dead ahead, but there was no longer enough runway to catch them. So the Bridesmen let off on the accelerator and relaxed for the final stretch to the finish, savoring the fact they had survived everything the R2AK had thrown at them and acquitted themselves like true adventurers."

 

"The final night of the race was extremely challenging. Naturally, the rain began falling and continued building in strength as the evening wore on. Conditions were very wet and windy, with zero visibility and a confused sea state, precisely at a juncture of the course demanding meticulous navigational accuracy. Toss in a heaping dose of fatigue, and one begins to discover one’s limits, digging deep to find the strength and commitment to see this thing through to the end. It is no surprise the last 60 miles were the hardest miles of the race. Wayne was unflappable at the navigation station, guiding the Bride safely through the night, as he had throughout the preceding 690 miles."

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After suffering through several pages of the Jobson Retort, the R2AK is a breath of fresh air. There will never ever be a clusterfuck like that at this finish line.

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GRIM/GRIN. sorry, I always forget. I bet Ketchikan Yacht Club would let it go pretty cheap.

 

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After suffering through several pages of the Jobson Retort, the R2AK is a breath of fresh air. There will never ever be a clusterfuck like that at this finish line.

The finish.. no.. But the start was pretty damn hairy. Helicopter at spreader level, tri's, cats, spectators, SUPs, rowboats and monos all trying to hit the line and not clobber each other. wind was 10-15, but the chop out of the harbor was a bitch.

I think a couple boats wound up on the breakwater that morning.

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GRIM/GRIN. sorry, I always forget. I bet Ketchikan Yacht Club would let it go pretty cheap.

 

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I admire the people who had the stoicism to do the race on an Etchells - slow and uncomfortable!

 

Great for a race around the harbour, but an R2AK? Not for me thanks, even if you paid me (unless you paid me a lot!).

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GRIM/GRIN. sorry, I always forget. I bet Ketchikan Yacht Club would let it go pretty cheap.

 

 

 

I admire the people who had the stoicism to do the race on an Etchells - slow and uncomfortable!

 

Great for a race around the harbour, but an R2AK? Not for me thanks, even if you paid me (unless you paid me a lot!).

 

How about this? http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5781344542.html

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After suffering through several pages of the Jobson Retort, the R2AK is a breath of fresh air. There will never ever be a clusterfuck like that at this finish line.

+1e+1e999

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Good to read Mathieu Bonnier is hoping to race with his brother in 2017. He has a new design he wants to build for it, something like Angus did, with a coffin for a berth.

 

He is also launching a new Gig Boat design, which a poster in CA mentioned is getting very popular over there. http://www.liteboat.fr/en/

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Has there been any discussion about disallowing GPS for this race (except emergency use and EPIRBs)? It fits the old school theme, and might help resurrect the dying art of non-satellite based navigation.

Right...have even you looked at the course? Or the boats that participate? This race is not "old school" it is 21st Century adventurism.

 

Brilliant idea. Send short-handed boats, with exhausted crew, sailing through islands and narrow channels and current rips at night and have them try to reduce a star sight? Except for a stretch across from to Haida Gwaii there isn't even a stretch with an open western horizon and that is often very cloudy/hazy. There is never a stretch with a clear eastern horizon.

 

Imagine three guys on a M32 cat, trying to sight Deneb or Kolchab or some other pair of stars on an artificial horizon while doing 20 knots to try to find out how far they are off a lee shore.

 

Sign me up for that!!!

 

Leave your sextant romanticism to the guys who want to "race" round the world in 36' clunkers which don't move more than their triangulation error every 8 hours.

 

And, yes, I've navigated to Hawaii using a sextant. I know how its done. The jet contrails heading to Honolulu and the null on the little transistor radio (remember those) on the Oahu and Hilo stations really helped at the end.

In this area we used DR before gps days.

 

I like the idea

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Samuel Manuard, who drew the lines of the Seascape 18, 24 and 27, is designing a purpose built, R2AK carbon monohull for Team Liteboat. Mathieu Bonnier has switched from a tri designed for two, to a simpler mono. It is projected to weigh 280 lbs rigged with a narrow and deep centreboard. https://www.facebook.com/201593893538582/posts/317528001945170

and he is featured on the R2AK FB page. https://www.facebook.com/racetoalaska/

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Manuard is also a Class40 and Mini Transat designer, one of few of whom design and, sail their boats. I wonder if he will add a sprit and some cockpit shelter on this new design.

 

"Optimus Prime" a Class40 design of Manuard. http://www.class40.com/en/bateaux/128-zetra.htm

http://sam.manuard.free.fr/

https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://sam.manuard.free.fr/&prev=search

 

 

 

 

Lastly, some completely unrelated, Jason Ker boat porn :o . http://www.thedailysail.com/offshore/13/63770/0/jason-ker-on-the-40-one-design

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I fail to see any dirtbag in the above post.

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I fail to see any dirtbag in the above post.

:(

 

This race is going downhill/upscale in a hurry. Better get in now while it's still semi-dirtbag.

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You could still be semi dirtbag, or what the trimaraners call survivalists, just get a free boat with some class....

 

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/boa/5818334600.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_Sloopea99dc39523996c1368348af9b955756.jpg

 

 

Imagine racing your gaff rig cutter downwind with this much sail. This is Melonseed, a 20 footer.

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Imagine rowing your gaff rig cutter :(

Or pedaling.....Team Ex Adventure rowed a Monty 17 and finished.

 

Mr Burd rows pretty good and...

 

"While human propulsion is effective for kayaks and other man-powered vessels, our rig couldn’t keep pace with the purpose-built systems created just for the R2AK without mother nature’s breaths of wind. Each puff of breeze fired us ahead, while the slow grind of pedal power allowed our smaller competitors to reel us in during the lulls."

http://www.sperry.com/en/blog?url=%2F%2Fsperry_us%2Fchallenging-mother-nature%2F

 

and

http://dory-man.blogspot.ca/

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I've followed this race since the beginning and am contemplating 2017. I have a boat and the time with lots of adventure experience including lots of rowing but short on sailboat racing experience. I would be willing to discuss teaming up with an interested party with a good sailing resume. Interested parties can shoot me an email.

Insanitypierre@gmail.com

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Oc, try the race as crew first.. way less stressful.

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I've followed this race since the beginning and am contemplating 2017. I have a boat and the time with lots of adventure experience including lots of rowing but short on sailboat racing experience. I would be willing to discuss teaming up with an interested party with a good sailing resume. Interested parties can shoot me an email.

Insanitypierre@gmail.com

Boat? Can you please be just a bit more specific?

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Boat? Can you please be just a bit more specific?

 

I was rather vague because I didn't want to spell out the long list of things I'm doing to make the boat safer

and more suitable for the race. Its a Catalina 22 with a fin keel, currently undergoing lots of modifications. Mostly things I wanted to do anyway to make it a better boat for doing more than day sailing. The only thing I'm not going to do until I'm committed to the race is the oar set up. Being and Avid whitewater rafter I already have plenty of oars to choose from. I just don't want to drill the cockpit coaming if I'm never going to row it.

 

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I've followed this race since the beginning and am contemplating 2017. I have a boat and the time with lots of adventure experience including lots of rowing but short on sailboat racing experience. I would be willing to discuss teaming up with an interested party with a good sailing resume. Interested parties can shoot me an email.

Insanitypierre@gmail.com

Boat? Can you please be just a bit more specific?

 

You could enquire here, Varan, for a partner on an ex r2ak Olson 30. http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/boa/5796556729.html

 

 

 

 

 

Boat? Can you please be just a bit more specific?

 

I was rather vague because I didn't want to spell out the long list of things I'm doing to make the boat safer

and more suitable for the race. Its a Catalina 22 with a fin keel, currently undergoing lots of modifications. Mostly things I wanted to do anyway to make it a better boat for doing more than day sailing. The only thing I'm not going to do until I'm committed to the race is the oar set up. Being and Avid whitewater rafter I already have plenty of oars to choose from. I just don't want to drill the cockpit coaming if I'm never going to row it.

 

 

Many R2AK teams that didn't make it all the way will be thinking about 2017. You could try contacting them as well. Varan may be looking for something faster than a Cat 22, but it is a fine boat for an adventure to Ketchikan.

Team Ex Adventure was a successful team with an older and younger guy who were new to each other. Family member teams do well.

With your white water experience, you are used to getting cold and wet, combined with travelling light, you could also consider going half on a boat like this, with an experience partner. You could close it in enough with a canvas dodger, so one guy could sleep.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5802661820.html

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/57517

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Not to worried about the cold or outfitting the trip. I've rafted the Alsek river with ice bergs as well 8 Grand Canyon Trips. One Grand trip was over Christmas and New Years. Out of 25 days we had maybe 6 were it didn't snow on us. My wife is an open water swimmer as well as a rafter so she's pretty good with cold water as well. We already have drysuits and layers of poly.

Biggest issue is finding somebody with enough sailing experience. We both have some and plan on sailing a bunch this winter but the R2AK vetting process determined and I quote "in rafting, climbing , and Search and Rescue your bad asses but you don't have enough sailing experience". I understand the decision but wouldn't have entered if I wasn't sure we could make it happen.

So anyway I would be open to 1 or possible 2 other team mates. Not sure if 4 would be to crowded or not? It would make it easier to take rowing shifts. I plan on 1 set in the cockpit and I think I can attach another set on the front deck.

On the bright side, all my new standing rigging is here and my new Harkin self tailing winches just got delivered!

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... Its a Catalina 22 with a fin keel

 

 

 

A C22 should be OK when compared to the other boats that have finished. IMO sound hull, sound keel bolts, sound standing rig, good condition sails and the ability to row well. the greatest challenge for the larger boats is rowing. ex: many boats had great difficulty rowing out of the Point Hudson Marina for the start to leg one because of the strong southerly wind.

 

A lot of this race, besides perseverance, is the ability of the captain/team to make smart choices based on their experience level and the abilities of the boat.

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A lot of this race, besides perseverance, is the ability of the captain/team to make smart choices based on their experience level and the abilities of the boat.

 

 

That is some really good advice!

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The 2017 R2AK Claimer Prize

$10,000 goes to the first team willing to sell their shitbox, with 5 minutes of finishing in Ketchikan.

 

What will it take to be the first team to sell their nugget?

Well, you will need some legs,

2 or better yet 3 to 4 crew,

you have to go outside, non-stop.

The harder you sail, the more chance your boat will break and a lesser claim jumper will claim the buyout.

It will take more than a Roger Mann or Colin Angus singlehanded.

Why yes, some of the entries might be deemed unseaworthy.

So what kind of wheels will you need?

 

 

Here is a list of R2AK finishers that could potentially be found for under 10,000 US dollars.

Olson 30 6d 15h 45m

Santa Cruz 27 6d 21h 22m

Hobie 33 8d 43h 29m

Arc 22 cat 9d 7h 24m

SantaCruz27 10d 19h 49m

Nacra 570 11d 18h 24m

Etchells 30 12d 1h 29m

Etchells 30 12d 13h 7m [2015]

Angus Tri 13d 1h 59m [solo]

Windrider 14d 15h 2m

Monty 17 16d 2h 15m

Thunderbird 16d 17h 44m

 

 

Here are some PNW boats I found, there will likely be more I missed, listed for 10,000 and less that might be fast enough. Boats listed in jumbled order of potential. The caveat is whether you consider it safe on the open ocean, and if you could campaign it at little or no extra cost.

O30 $7500 US. http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/5830054020.html

 

38 FOOT TRI 4500 CDN

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/chilliwack/harris-zipper-38-trimaran-project/1163374685?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

29 FOOT TRI 8000 US. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5834934845.html

 

24 FOOT CAT 8000 CDN http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/24-Catamaran-project_28241926

 

 

It’s not a Crowther, not the first Wharram to try, but it has the legs… http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/boa/5816076505.html

 

 

 

Venerable Etchells. Good bang for the buck. 2100US.http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/5820172490.html

 

 

Wharram 21 3000 US. http://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/5812046039.html

 

20 FOOT CAT WITH TRAILER 3250 CDN

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/calgary/catamaran-with-trailer/1205585312?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

J24 2150 US http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/boa/5818109932.html

 

MARTIN 242 9900 CDN http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/bod/5748647532.html

 

SANTANA 525 1500 CDN

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/penticton/santana-525-with-5-sails/1199274596?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

Venerable Thunderbird 26. Make sure you name it “Hostile to Assistance”

http://victoria.craigslist.ca/boa/5783699796.html

 

29 foot Martin 5500 CDN http://nanaimo.craigslist.ca/boa/5743431870.html

 

Venerable Shark 24 2000 CDN http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/boa/5816751398.html

 

Carbon Cat Scheurer G4 4950 US http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/boa/5825470124.html

 

San Juan 24 2900 US. Put some straw in the vee berth for the chicken.

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/5766893092.html

 

Pocket Rocket 22 Gary Mull 6500 CDN

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/comox-courtenay-cumberland/pocket-rocket-22-sail-boat/1205275114?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

 

Angus Rowcruiser. Yes it’s fast.

http://store.angusrowboats.com/Sailing-RowCruiser-p/plans-sailingrowcruiser.htm

 

Windrider 3300 US. Fast enough, too. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/5841159729.html

 

 

 

No Santa Cruz 27’s or faster for sale AFAIK or they would be near the top of the list. Some other beach cats including a Hobie Tiger for 8000 CDN around. There are many choices here below 5,000 bucks, end of season bargains and some potential dirtbag award candidates. The Dirtbag award is a bag of dirt! http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/sports/383334341.html

 

Runner Ups

If the “claimjumpers” listed above don’t scare you, make it all the way, or better yet not enter, then there are plenty of cheap boats like Ranger 22, Santana 20, Harmony 22, Ranger 26 and slower, around locally.

Mac 26D. Rates same as the SJ 24 [or Westsail 32, whichever way you look at it]

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/boa/5843036772.html

 

 

 

Don’t even know what it is, but 26 feet, it has some tumblehome, free delivery, 1000 CDN

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/boa/5818090510.html

 

 

C&C project 800 US http://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/5811005456.html

 

Ericson 23 1500 US http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bod/5826822205.html

 

 

Need something completely different? Want people to remember you? Here are some boats, as potential R2AK rides, but presented tongue in cheek. Sorry, no Viking ships available..

Custom paint, comes with trailer…

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/5815974892.html

 

Sure, it’s small, but you’ve got this kind of class.

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5829497327.html

 

 

Sure it’s big! Bring some friends…

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5833024485.html

 

 

It’s free! True dirtbag award material. Only thing better would be a M26X.

 

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/pml/boa/5843881991.html

 

 

 

Do you like strange, unconventional sailboats? Do you like to tweak and tinker? Think you know how to tack it?

 

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/boa/5798638646.html

 

Pirate ship/Chinese Junk. Can get 3 things off your Bucket List at once!

 

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/boa/5836948949.html

 

24 foot steel Origami hull. 3000 US. Let’s see B.S. enter

 

 

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5842336817.html

 

22 feet of Westerly Zombie. Alaska veteran. 500 US. Team Zombie.

 

http://juneau.craigslist.org/boa/5830831272.html

 

Fair Winds

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NOVEMBER R2AK NEWS :D

 

 

 

2017 Winners Team Mad Dog. So damn fast they got they’re own meme! http://imgleak.com/media/1354485932980364018_3178692063

 

 

 

 

Races within the race.

 

The first SUP to finish the R2AK heats up, as a rumoured 4 paddlers are set to enter, or have done so, as reported by Team TurnPointDesign. https://www.facebook.com/R2AK.TurnPointDesign/

 

The list would likely include Roger Mann, who has a twin hull expedition SUP he plans to race now. http://rogermann.org/blog/

 

and include 2016 team Heart of Gold, on a new SUP design. https://www.gofundme.com/teamheartofgold

 

The first kayak paddler to finish the R2AK remains open, after the 2015 effort of Mikes Kayak [Mike Higgins] to Bella Bella

and the 2016 Team TBD with a double.They met bad weather in leg one in the Juan de Fuca Strait. http://www.kayaker.net/index.php and https://r2ak.com/full-race-participants2016/#toggle-id-17

http://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@8&key=inqeH%7CwroV

 

A new dirtbag team looks to be training for 2017, dirtbagfabio. http://imgleak.com/media/1359844096470763566_3937241647

 

Hollywood, my partner from R2AK 2016, is looking for a boat to enter. He said today he likes an Angus tri setup to build himself, if he doesn’t find a used triak or hobie. http://www.canadianlisted.com/british-columbia/triak/listing

 

Mathieu is selling his 2016 Liteboat from the race, but only to crazy adventurers... https://www.facebook.com/Liteboat-Team-Race-to-Alaska-201593893538582/

 

Bunny Whaler have a “lost” video posted, saved by Filmboss Zac. Will they be back with Big Bunny Whaler? https://www.facebook.com/teambunnywhaler/?ref=page_internal

No word on Uncruise, the first father/daughter [and soninlaw] team, for entering 2017. Is twice enough for Dan? Major sponsor and generously helped others like Team Hanging On. Team Hanging On - 2016 R2AK May 11 ·

“Met the legendary Dan Blanchard today with his friend Steve, Joe Williams from Elmore Electric, and Frederic Laffitte of PYI, Inc. Thanks to them and my other supporters, R2AK is a reality. Stay tuned for rapid progress photos as the Etchells is made ready, and pretty, for the race north...
To all those who have provided assistance, words cannot express my gratitude – ”

 

http://r2ak.com/registered-participants/#toggle-id-15

https://www.uncruise.com/cruise-blog/2016/05/new-r2ak-crew

https://www.uncruise.com/

 

With the SUP applicants rising, maybe a Sunfish or something like sized will be allowed to try. 2 teams applied with Sunfish and the boats were rejected in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/R2AK-Team-Grays-Harbor-967352053299621/ and https://www.facebook.com/searunnersR2AK/posts/564594207027956

 

Team Kraken up, with a recount of leg one and worsening weather, crossing in a 26 foot wood boat.

 

” Upon the ebb, westerlies picked up and created a confused chop along the coast. We sailed and rowed in the darkness without much progress. Sail Master Kim wasn't sure the rig could take it, but she knew that ducking into another anchorage might mean dropping out of the race. She and Captain Jill, fatigued from rowing and lack of sleep for a week, took three minutes too long to figure out what to do. As Jen lifted the centerboard by hand, we beached the boat quite suddenly; in a semi-controlled fashion but chaotic and unexpected for the uninformed crew. Kim and Carter jumped out to save the rudder and point ONWARD back into the crashing waves.
We departed minutes later, with the floorboards one inch under water, and got six oars out, rowing with all our might.” https://www.facebook.com/teamkrakenup/photos/pb.1694237884140653.-2207520000.1467041848./1787696178128156/?type=

 

Open boat. 8 crew. “want privacy? close your eyes’ http://imgleak.com/media/1355398464045630448_3178692063

https://www.facebook.com/teamkrakenup/photos/a.1705869149644193.1073741830.1694237884140653/1786798894884551/?type=3&theater

 

Some great shots of 2016 by Jan’s Photography. https://janpix.smugmug.com/Events/R2AK-2016/

 

Race veteran Emily Silgard, from 2016 Team Onism, is hinting on entering her new ride, a green 32 ft race boat. Is it a Claimer race boat or a top ten finisher? I think she’s in with the hotrod crowd now, too.

http://imgleak.com/media/1356147038894451520_1579263418

 

Anarchist and trimaran entering. Good Luck, Sir. https://www.facebook.com/Team-Pear-Shaped-Racing-602588409906850/

 

Alaska drone footage by a sailing couple. https://vimeo.com/164433654

 

The Dirtbag Diaries. http://dirtbagdiaries.com/

 

There is a CNN special next year,on the R2AK, that was filmed this season.

 

Looking forward to the tongue in cheek, mostly true, team descriptions to appear on the r2ak website. There were some classics in 2015.

http://r2ak.com/registered-participants/

 

https://r2ak.com/apply2017/

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Fun fun fun!

 

 

Although team Mike's Kayak did finish the race in 2015 - you're thinking of the other kayak team that ended in Bella Bella.

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Fun fun fun!

 

 

Although team Mike's Kayak did finish the race in 2015 - you're thinking of the other kayak team that ended in Bella Bella.

Sorry Mike and thanks Andy. I get the bobblehead award for that.

 

Mike's record is there to beat.

Team Mike’s Kayak

14th 23d 4h 59m WR: Fastest kayak

http://r2ak.com/stage-2-results/

 

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Team Alula to be famous!

CNN is filming an episode of Great Big Story, on the 2016 R2AK. The trailer of the series includes footage of the boys. https://www.greatbigstory.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCajXeitgFL-rb5-gXI-aG8Q

 

http://digiday.com/publishers/inside-great-big-story-cnns-attempt-buzzfeed-buzzfeed/

 

 

The first 2017 R2AK Team is listed and it is...https://r2ak.com/full-race-participants2017/#toggle-id-2

 

There is a new 2017 R2AK website as well as the main one. It has these teams as entered. http://r2ak.com/site/2017-full-race-participants/

 

Team Lost Boys are back with the F24, so expect some match racing this time. Father/ Daughter team [and someone else]. https://www.facebook.com/TLBoys/

2016 team bio; http://r2ak.com/site/2016-teams/team-lost-boys/

 

The sponsors from last race all seem to be aboard again although the link shows 2016 and the home page has them. http://r2ak.com/site/sponsors/

 

A rumoured solo kayak team from my area is close to entering for next years race, boat model unknown at this point, a former B.C. Kayak Team athlete.

 

The Van Isle 360 is likely to pull top racers away, so it remains to be seen what the top end of the fleet will look like in 2017.

 

 

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New Team announcement. 23 ft tri. Nice resume. Better read this one! :wub:https://r2ak.com/full-race-participants2017/#toggle-id-2

 

"They called each other and committed to... with the wild abandon and unbridled passion one might imagine for a torrid affair in the Amish or Mennonite communities: these guys looked longingly...churned butter for two years before they consummated, or more accurately..."

 

 

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The Great Big Stories trailer for the story of Team Alula was posted on the r2ak FB as well as Alula's FB. Race To Alaska by Northwest Maritime Center

Team ALULA | Facebook

 

 

I hope they mention the warm hearts that jumped aboard and helped them get to Ketchikan.

 

"That was Mark Eastham, from Team Ain’t Brain Surgery. He’s one of the sailors who joined Alula later in the race. Alula’s Zach Tapac says Eastham and Morgan Tedrow from Team Mail Order Bride made all the difference in Alula’s successful finish."

http://www.krbd.org/2016/07/14/r2ak-team-alula-disqualified-but-victorious/

 

 

Her is a carbon fiber boat available, for the price of a used Farrier, that will strike fear in the hearts of every cat and trimaran'eer in the 2017 race. :)

https://monterey.craigslist.org/boa/5768499489.html

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Alaska porn. Robbie Naish visits and brings his SUP.

Some great scenes of a large glacier chunk creating a tubed wave. Surfing an SUP with a paddle. Good drone footage.

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It's sort of turning into NAmerica's very own Archipelago Raide, with lots more funkier-ness.

The Raide concept is great! http://www.stockholmarchipelagoraid.com/concept/

 

I see Frank Cammas has done the Raide race.

IDK that Iker Martininez raced F18. http://www.f18-international.org/hall-of-fame/

 

I was reading the 2015 R2AK race log of Mike's Kayak this morning. He hit 7.5 knots sailing that thing, out of control. The tide nearly got his tent once. An interesting read, esp Juan de Fuca and Seymour Narrows. BBS style so hit the next button.

http://www.kayaker.net/php/journal.php?id=150604

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I Elena, take this Santana, to be my ride,
to have and to crew
from this day forward;
for better winds, for worse, calms
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till R2AK 2017 we part,

 

Team Kelp member is getting married just before the race!

New team bio....https://r2ak.com/full-race-participants2017/#toggle-id-2

 

 

 

There is another r2ak-like race in Denmark, solo, around an island. A lot of Seascape 18 entries. Silverrudder - the chalenge of the sea – The Challenge

 

R2AK Boats available;

 

Go for the glory and attempt a new record.An M32 with a shipping crate for 160 euros. If you don't like that, then you will likely find something in those listings.

https://seahorsemagazine.com/brokerage/all-brokerage-boats/used-boats-multihulls/ad/m32,286

 

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Looking for a cheap ride for the Claimer Race?

An Int 110 for 2500 bucks. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/5882294008.html

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400 bucks, 23 feet and you get to be a pirate for 3 weeks! http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/boa/5861164266.html

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An inflatable ?

 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BJEH9fYkM1E

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The idea of an inflatable boat challenger in the R2AK is not so far fetched.

Here is the story of a solo inflatable catamaran trip from Nordcapp to Stockholm, via a river across Norway. He has to portage rapids and camps on shore. Scenery is great. Igor also sailed some great big trips in a narrow cat and a Laser 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a pedal powered effort, from Nanaimo to Port Hardy. A Canadian Navy ship challenges them, the boat looks so odd.

 

 

 

 

Ant Steward, around the world in an open boat. Just incredible. Inspirational.

 

 

 

 

Youngest person to do the r2ak? Not such a stretch. This girl is inspiring.

 

 

The Duct Tape Diaries. Plenty of adventure stories to inspire your own, or keep the r2ak junkies' winter cabin fever away.

http://community.nrs.com/duct-tape/2016/10/11/why/

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One of the top three stories of the 2016 race. Team Alula, the full video, is out, as posted on R2AKFB. Well done, guys. Team ALULA | Facebook

Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story - YouTube

 

 

The tiny Noddy's Noggin of Team Hodge has a race report from stage one. I spoke with him in Victoria. He sure loves his boat. He told me he has a secret bay that most boats can't anchor in, he takes her out to when the summer temps are to high to sleep comfortable.

R2AK leg one – The Recap. – Team Hodge – R2AK

 

Small boat great, great adventures listed here. Famous Small Boats

 

Kingsfold starting his build. Hope you get her done, time flies quickly. Kingsfold Travelogues

 

Sharks in Alaska! EEK!

Alaskan Killer Shark - Nature Documentary (HD) - YouTube

 

Good film to watch of these couples adventure.

No Experience Required - A Kayak Journey through the Inside Passage - YouTube

 

 

R2AK Boats for U

Claimer race candidate. Olson 30 1982 | sailboats | Penticton | Kijiji

Ditto. Etchells sailboat, 30 ft.

Needs some love. Denomoma sailboat for parts or repair

Budget tri. 1995 24' Folding Center Cockpit Trimaran

Worth keeping. B-25 1992 $12500 reduced price | sailboats | Edmonton | Kijiji

Match race if Team Why Not enters again. cal 20 sailboat

 

 

Teams We'd Like to See.

 

Colin Angus- on an Angus SUP he designs. 3 way iron man race to watch.

 

Team Mad Dog's Daughter- takes his girl for a trip of a lifetime, in a small boat like a Tornado, tri or even the Siren 17 for fun, to race the other f/d team.

 

Team Dylan Winter-twin keel entry and amazing video of his trip.

 

Noddy's Nog-all the way!

 

Team Searunner in a Sunfish

 

Big Bunny Whaler in the largest Boston Whaler product.

 

Big Broderna, in a viking ship, teamed with Kraken Up

 

Another Santana 20 to match race Team Kelp. I think this team will beat the under 20 monohull time in 2017.

 

Another solo female entry to make the race of Team Anchor Baby interesting.

 

Team Skin Dog, in a boat like this from the Beringia Arctic Games. Check out that photo of them driving that boat hard.

http://www.redbull.com/ca/en/adventure/stories/1331761958006/9-boats-built-to-survive-the-arctic

http://www.beringiagames.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Race Boss replied to my questions regarding the use of autopilots or electric pumps for moveable ballast and the answer is yes and yes.

He noted good luck with your battery charging and no electric water propulsion system. :)

 

There are quite a few people looking for teams to join, crew or looking for mates on Small Craft Advisor if you are interested.

 

http://smallcraftadvisor.com/message-board2/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1434&sid=c2aee0ed0536cf63f19c096bd468937f&start=10

 

https://merrypranksterr2ak.wordpress.com/

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The Race Boss replied to my questions regarding the use of autopilots or electric pumps for moveable ballast and the answer is yes and yes.

He noted good luck with your battery charging and no electric water propulsion system. :)

 

There are quite a few people looking for teams to join, crew or looking for mates on Small Craft Advisor if you are interested.

 

http://smallcraftadvisor.com/message-board2/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1434&sid=c2aee0ed0536cf63f19c096bd468937f&start=10

 

https://merrypranksterr2ak.wordpress.com/

Good to get that cleared up before dropping the big bucks on them.

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GRIM/GRIN. sorry, I always forget. I bet Ketchikan Yacht Club would let it go pretty cheap.

 

 

 

I admire the people who had the stoicism to do the race on an Etchells - slow and uncomfortable!

 

Great for a race around the harbour, but an R2AK? Not for me thanks, even if you paid me (unless you paid me a lot!).

 

How about this? http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5781344542.html

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That's my old boat, Nice Pair! We had quite some awesome times with her racing and just basic sailing/hanging out all over the Great Lakes. She has quite a storied history and was such an excellent boat for me over a 10+ year period of time. Take good care of her because I know in my heart, she'll take care of you.

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Holy crap, that $10k for your shitbox is very tempting.

 

Last year I pulled the (dead) inboard and took ol' Supernaut in the first Stage but couldn't commit to the whole race due to the time commitment and lack of preparation. I bought her for $2500 in 2015 and doing the delivery back to Seattle is probably the part of the race that I'm least looking forward to.

 

Anybody in Seattle want to help me build a pedal drive for a San Juan 30 and race to Alaska? Last years rowing system was less than ideal, we struggled getting out of the marina in Port Townsend and got overtaken by a rowboat in Victoria harbour!

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Holy crap, that $10k for your shitbox is very tempting.

 

Last year I pulled the (dead) inboard and took ol' Supernaut in the first Stage but couldn't commit to the whole race due to the time commitment and lack of preparation. I bought her for $2500 in 2015 and doing the delivery back to Seattle is probably the part of the race that I'm least looking forward to.

 

Anybody in Seattle want to help me build a pedal drive for a San Juan 30 and race to Alaska? Last years rowing system was less than ideal, we struggled getting out of the marina in Port Townsend and got overtaken by a rowboat in Victoria harbour!

 

Which boat you talkin' about for 10k, etc.?

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Holy crap, that $10k for your shitbox is very tempting.

 

Last year I pulled the (dead) inboard and took ol' Supernaut in the first Stage but couldn't commit to the whole race due to the time commitment and lack of preparation. I bought her for $2500 in 2015 and doing the delivery back to Seattle is probably the part of the race that I'm least looking forward to.

 

Anybody in Seattle want to help me build a pedal drive for a San Juan 30 and race to Alaska? Last years rowing system was less than ideal, we struggled getting out of the marina in Port Townsend and got overtaken by a rowboat in Victoria harbour!

 

Which boat you talkin' about for 10k, etc.?

 

 

Any boat. First boat to finish that claims the $10K in exchange for said beater.

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Holy crap, that $10k for your shitbox is very tempting.

 

Last year I pulled the (dead) inboard and took ol' Supernaut in the first Stage but couldn't commit to the whole race due to the time commitment and lack of preparation. I bought her for $2500 in 2015 and doing the delivery back to Seattle is probably the part of the race that I'm least looking forward to.

 

Anybody in Seattle want to help me build a pedal drive for a San Juan 30 and race to Alaska? Last years rowing system was less than ideal, we struggled getting out of the marina in Port Townsend and got overtaken by a rowboat in Victoria harbour!

 

Which boat you talkin' about for 10k, etc.?

 

 

Any boat. First boat to finish that claims the $10K in exchange for said beater.

 

Got it. Thanks for the clarification.

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If anyone's interested I've got a Santana 525 that would be a killer R2AK entry. $2000 and you're good to go.

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Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story


Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges—a 750 mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. With no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish. A film by Great Big Films.


This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. Stay tuned for more!



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Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story
Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges—a 750 mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. With no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish. A film by Great Big Films.
This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. Stay tuned for more!
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu3MsLc8kxo

 

There were literally, people crying, as they went down the stairs in Victoria at the leg 2 start.

Day 2 they tried to find some wind, like us, by heading out past Saturna, on one promising patch of wind. They sailed south chasing this patch and passed us. As the wind died completely, the heat of the day increased and the tide turned, we headed for the shore and watched, sadly, as the tide sucked them well back to the US border, as they cooked in the heat. A windless, depressing day for a sailor. That was the last we saw of them as we floated about in the SOGeorgia all that night, rowing against the tide.

Hope the team is back again in 2017. Same for Team Hanging On, with the Etchell he set up for coping with his mobility.

Cheers

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Dec Newz

 

Roger Mann float testing his expedition SUP with 275 lb load. Roger Mann's Adventures. R2AK 2017 Team Discovery | Facebook

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Blog of a singlehanded circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. A Singlehanded Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in ‘Fly’ an F27 sailing trimaran | trimaran Fly

 

Team MastGates with the stage one race report from 2016. Team Masatgates

 

Team Pear Shaped preparing the ride for a hard battle. Team Pear Shaped Racing | Facebook

 

Father and Daughter Team Chum post on how he made up his mind to go:

 

"So after sitting on the couch watching for the last 2 years I decided to stop watching and start doing.
You can imagine my surprise when my daughter Carrie announced she is coming with me.
The first challenge was what boat to use, so in the spirit of the adventure I posted on Used Victoria, free sail boat wanted under 20'.
And to my surprise one week later an ugly baby blue 1975 Siren 17 was in my front yard.
O shit I might actually have to do this, but Carrie will change her mind ! Doesn't look like she is going to give up on this.
So is the challenge sailing a 17' boat to Alaska or surviving 10-15 days on a 17' boat with a 16 year old girl?"

 

When your brother works for Leitch and McBride in Victoria, you get nice sails! https://www.facebook.com/teamchumr2ak2017/

This team did bottle drives, school sales and crowdfunding and got a big boost from Victoria realtor Tracey Menzies, who donated 1000 bucks.

They are still looking for a way to return or delivery crew back.

The Siren sleeps one in a sheltered cabin. Here is one if you want to match race them. :) Siren 17

 

Claimer Race Boats !

 

Here is a 24 ft cat that sleeps one in each hull, 8k, Victoria. 24' Catamaran project Outside Victoria, Victoria

 

Ranger 26 Victoria Ranger 26

 

San Juan 30. You have a match racer for Dangerous Dave. San Juan 30 Racer Must sell

 

Exc-Hughes me! Hughes 29 Racer cruiser

 

CnC Budget fighter. C & C 25 Cruiser / Racer

 

Great, Great world record holder. 8 head sails and cheap! Price Reduced Sanjuan 24

 

It get expensive from here. DANGER ZONE Taylor 32 Carbon Fibre Sport Boat -Sailboat

 

Not Fred but Martin.Martin 242 Not Fred

 

Cheap.This one needs an Orca paint scheme, ya got the eye already. 1974 REINELL 26 sailboat complete Shoal draft 6ft headroom INCL lesson

 

Cheaper and wetter.No glory. Bombardier. Canadian dinghy from the 70's Bombardier 4.8 Sailboat and trailer

 

Some other RAID races

Raid New Zealand Incorporated – Home of small boat adventures in New Zealand

The English Raid: Concept

Sailing Raids

Sail Caledonia - Scotland's Sail and Oar Raid

Locally

Shipyard Raid Tad Roberts Y Design

 

The Gold Rush RAID. Just kidding. Klondike Gold Rush Boat

 

The VanIsle 360 race visits small towns almost every night, socializes, and competes, something like a RAID concept, but different, with a group of 31,er, 34 to 56 keel boats of under about 135 phrf. No rowing and 10 stages. Some good blog reading if you look. The race is running next June, and goes every 2 years. Good idea, Wayne. Van Isle 360

 

Some RAID designs.

 

Raid Class 15 ft Sailboat| Bedard Yacht Design

Kerkena sailing : catamarans, monocoques et bateaux à moteur

- Iki a modern raid boat by Bat'karé

Barefoot 5.8 Sail and Oar

Stitch and Glue Trimarans | Lunada Design

Goat Island Skiff - A real sailing boat - Michael Storer Wooden Boat Plans

Faering Cruiser | 22'6" Rowing-Sailing Pocket Cruiser

 

New Team for 2017? Ran out of time preparing for 2016. Shit Happens.

r2ak | Merry Prankster R2AK

Merry Prankster R2AK | The refit and preperation of a Schock 25 for the 2016 Race to Alaska

 

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I'm building the proto of my RoG 15 design, which you mentioned above. Stitched the hull friday, I hope to have it in the water by the end of January.

The boat has now it's own page on my site, if anyone is interested in following the build:

https://www.bedardyachtdesign.com/designs/sail/15-rog-micro-cruiser/

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Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story
Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges—a 750 mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. With no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish. A film by Great Big Films.
This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. Stay tuned for more!
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu3MsLc8kxo

 

There were literally, people crying, as they went down the stairs in Victoria at the leg 2 start.

Day 2 they tried to find some wind, like us, by heading out past Saturna, on one promising patch of wind. They sailed south chasing this patch and passed us. As the wind died completely, the heat of the day increased and the tide turned, we headed for the shore and watched, sadly, as the tide sucked them well back to the US border, as they cooked in the heat. A windless, depressing day for a sailor. That was the last we saw of them as we floated about in the SOGeorgia all that night, rowing against the tide.

Hope the team is back again in 2017. Same for Team Hanging On, with the Etchell he set up for coping with his mobility.

Cheers

 

 

I bet, those stairs looked far more daunting than the race.

 

I find it hard to believe that they did not have some sort of ramps.

I guess the PNW is not as progressive as they claim to be.

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Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story
Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges—a 750 mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. With no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish. A film by Great Big Films.
This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. Stay tuned for more!
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu3MsLc8kxo

 

There were literally, people crying, as they went down the stairs in Victoria at the leg 2 start.

Day 2 they tried to find some wind, like us, by heading out past Saturna, on one promising patch of wind. They sailed south chasing this patch and passed us. As the wind died completely, the heat of the day increased and the tide turned, we headed for the shore and watched, sadly, as the tide sucked them well back to the US border, as they cooked in the heat. A windless, depressing day for a sailor. That was the last we saw of them as we floated about in the SOGeorgia all that night, rowing against the tide.

Hope the team is back again in 2017. Same for Team Hanging On, with the Etchell he set up for coping with his mobility.

Cheers

 

 

I bet, those stairs looked far more daunting than the race.

 

I find it hard to believe that they did not have some sort of ramps.

I guess the PNW is not as progressive as they claim to be.

 

 

Yes, they have ramps, just not there. They chose to start with everyone else. Good for them. No whining there.

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First SUP to Finish the Race to Alaska 2017?

This exciting race within a race, is what makes the R2AK great.

This is the ultimate boat hardship to endure to Ketchikan, with gear. There are several teams at this point, Heart of Gold-Karl Kruger and Team Discovery-Roger Mann. Others have applied, like Dirtbagfazio, listed earlier.

 

A couple of new entries, this one for Leg one. Monster and Sea | Facebook

R2AK Stage One/ Race Support by Dean Burke - GoFundMe

 

A full race, veteran paddler who successfully raised money for US military Adaptive Veterans on a trip in the southern US. TEAM CONNECT for OPERATION CONNECT by Josh Collins - GoFundMe

Josh Collins Paddles 3,500 Miles For Veterans –

Veteran Voyage 360 | Facebook

 

There are also world class paddlers, like Colin Angus and some listed below, that I hope will enter with an SUP design.

The only caveat to race a paddleboard in the R2AK, is that you better be experienced at it to qualify for leg 2. Experience might include a 24 hour or a substantial multiply day paddling trip long distance and crossing a big body of water like the Strait of Georgia.

Leg One racing will be exciting to follow those racers and see how the different craft perform. There are several ways to propel them, some sort of sail or windsurf rig, various paddle designs, oars for some, pedal drive, foot drive, even foils now.

There isn’t much of a cheaper way to get into the race, short of a boat you get for free from the blackberry bushes.

People are taking these things everywhere. Surfing, river running, expeditions, winter, all corners of the globe.

There are a few different variations on the idea, like a catamaran board and a long and fat expedition mono, paddled only or single and double sails. The lines get blurred when you add expedition windsurfer and kitesurfers to the mix.

A surf ski type craft has been tried in 2016.

The first and only sea kayak to finish the race was by team Mike’s Kayak in 2015 in 23 days 4 hours. He used a sail for assistance when he could.

 

Here are some links to boats, expeditions, races, paddlers and local flavour.

 

Standamaran. SIC Standamaran Race SUP - Stand Up Paddle / SUP - Seabreeze Forums!

 

Starboard Cat Board Sailer. Catamaran Windsurfer to be marketed by Starboard

 

Eclipse MirageDrive Paddleboard. Hobie's new product The Eclipse Miragedrive Paddleboard

 

Transoceanic windsurfer Ralphaela La Gouvello. Bruce Montgomery speaks to transoceanic windsurfer Raphaela Le Gouvello | The Daily Sail

Serenity Cat. http://www.star-board.com/AutumnWinter2011/products/board_serenitycat.php

 

Kit sailing Kite Kat. Peter Lynn Kiteboarding Kitecat Kitesailing Kite Cat Catamaran 2008 Kitesurfing Boat Power Kites Kite Surf Safety

Gear - Powerkiteshop UK Equipment

 

Catamaran windsurfer. Wave Chaser crafts a new genre between catamaran and windsurfer

 

21 ft surf ski. 21 ft surf ski

 

Expedition paddle cat. Proafile | Evergreen - a Fast Expedition Sailboat

 

Peddle drive system. How to make Paddle Boats {www downloadshiva com} - YouTube

 

Peddling expedition boat. Inside Passage Sea Trials Movie - YouTube

 

Weibel windersurfer. Wiebel is the new speed sailing project

 

SUP with hiking seat and sail. Tiwal -.SUP w Sail - YouTube

 

Ocean Kayak Nalu. Ocean Kayak Nalu 12.5 SUP stand up paddle board

 

Expedition kite boat. Kite boat - Journal / BLOG - Atlantic Kite Sailing Journey: 8 Kites, 1 Boat and Amazing Anne Quemere

 

Atlantic SUP Attempt. http://www.supracer.com/stand-up-paddle-board-atlantic-ocean-crossing-nicolas-jarossay/

 

Heirloom wood expedition SUP. https://heirloomkayak.com/858-2/wood-strip-sup/

 

L4 Expedition SUP. http://www.supandskiffoutfitters.com/products/live-watersports-l4

 

SUP marketed to yoga exercisers-yep. http://www.supandskiffoutfitters.com/collections/surf-yoga-cruising-sup

 

SUP Camping tips etc. http://www.grayoutdoors.com/blog/2016/1/17/sup-camping-tips

 

Running rapids. http://standupjournal.com/check-out-kai-lennys-first-time-sup-session-in-hood-river-oregon/

 

Winter SUP expedition. http://standupjournal.com/thomas-oschwalds-310-mile-norwegian-winter-sup-expedition/

 

Lake Powell SUP expedition. http://boardworkssurf.com/lake-powell-self-support-expedition-with-mike-tavares-and-zack-hughes/

 

Antonio de la Rosa on inflatable SUP 2200 km. http://www.supracer.com/stand-up-paddle-boarding-greenland-arctic/

 

715 km Yukon River Quest- a race for SUP and canoes. http://sup-crossing.blogspot.ca/

 

The Hardest SUP Race. http://sup11citytour.com/

 

Chris Bertish SUP 320 km S. Africa. Has paddle surfed Jaws and Mavericks. http://www.supracer.com/chris-bertish-sup-south-africa-crazy-expedition/

 

Stand- SUP adventure video teaser. Oil spill potential issues in the Great Bear Rainforest, the central coast of BC. Native kids making paddleboards in Bella Bella. PNW surfer Raph Bruhwiler and expedition SUP [and Squamish local] Norm Hann. http://standfilm.com/video/.

 

A spill this fall of diesel highlights this risk and the government response.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bella-bella-diesel-oil-leaking-nathan-stewart-tugboat-accident-heiltsuk-1.3828347

 

The Nov 29th federal decision to halt the Northern Gateway Project. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-cabinet-trudeau-pipeline-decisions-1.3872828

 

Spence Lacy, paddler extraordinaire. http://www.supthemag.com/videos/sup-mag-original-spencer-lacy-2016-river-sup-highlight-reel/#gdRhXoc1MtgEeXke.97

 

Hobie Eclipse with stand up mirage drive. https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/bod/5917180827.html

 

Foiling SUP for waves or tidal bores. A foiling tri attempted in 2015.

Thanks for the inspiration for this post, SA'er Turd Sandwich!

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=179201

 

Kai Lenny’s Hydrofoil SUP Board Explained - TotalSUP

 

2017 Malolo SUP Foilboard & Hydrofoil - Naish Surfing

 

Cheers

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