The teams are still going strong and have been slogging for 70 hours now. Of the small boats, team Discovery (trimaran in the photo) is the only one who’s made it through Seymour Narrows so far, giving Roger Mann a sizable and potentially permanent lead. Teams Rush Away and Nomadica, are just passing Campbell River, which is about 35 miles behind Discovery. But they need to wait for slack tide at Seymour Narrows in order to go through, which is at 3 pm and then again at 10 pm.
Of the exclusively human powered vessels, a SUP and kayak are in the lead, quickly approaching Campbell River. Karl from Team Heart of Gold on the leading SUP is seemingly unstoppable, paddling pretty much all day from sunrise to sunset. Plus, he’s celebrating his 45th birthday today; quite a memorable way to do it. Let’s hope the weather decides to gift him reasonable conditions.
For those of you looking for more of an R2AK fix, there’s lots of great video and photos on the R2AK FB page.
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