The first boat reached the R2AK finish line today. Mad Dog Racing, a 32’ catamaran crossed the finish line just after 7 am this morning, completing the 720-mile race in just under 4 days. Amazing. The second place finisher hasn’t even reached Ketchikan yet. Mad Dog definitely deserves the $10,000 prize.
Colin is still doing well and maintaining a 30 mile lead over the nearest small boat. He went through Seymour Narrows at just after 1 am this morning when the tide was slack. He said the conditions were rough with waves and wind and it was a struggle to make any progress, but he kept at it until 5 am when he finally reached a sheltered spot he could pull into and rest. He continued on in the Johnstone Strait in the early afternoon and is still going. The sun has already set as I write this and I don’t know how much longer he’s planning on going for.
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We’re happy to see that Julie and Colin's documentary Rowed Trip is featured in the 2017 Adventure Travel Film Festival. Rowed Trip documented Their seven-month rowing and cycling journey from the top of Scotland to Syria. On this journey they used two Expedition Rowboats and voyaged the canals and rivers throughout the UK and Europe.