R2AK Stage 2 Days 8 - 11


by Angus Rowboats

The last few days of R2AK have included some remarkable finishes. Team Ketch Me if U Can reached Port Townsend on June 19th, finishing 4th overall and completing the race in 7 d 15 h, making them the fastest 20 foot and under boat ever to finish. Plus they now hold the $10,000 buy back cheque, as they’re the first team to reach Ketchikan willing to sell their boat for 10K. Congratulations!

On their heels was team West Coast Wild Ones (in the photo), a Whistler based team who also finished in under 8 days and became the first monohull to reach Ketchikan. Not only that but they’re sailing a boat from the 1970s, more than a decade older than any of its crew, and it’s not exactly a performance yacht. For them to have done this well is a testament to their sailing prowess. Well done Wild Ones.

Just as remarkable is PT Watercraft, the first solo finished who pedalled and sailed his 32-foot catamaran to Ketchikan, arriving on June 20 and breaking the record for fastest solo. Right behind him was Roger Mann of Team Discovery piloting the first boat under 20 feet. Well done! There still lots of teams out there and we eagerly watching them move northward.




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