Ship's Log: Races

R2AK VIII: Race Preview

In 2015, the Race to Alaska was unleashed like a rubber duck in a tsunami. It grew from a wild dare to a testament of human grit and marine mastery, as intrepid souls raced from Port Townsend to Ketchikan with no motor, no support, and just enough sense to bring a poncho.

SEVENTY48 2024: Paddles Up, Community Strong

Since its inaugural splash in 2018, SEVENTY48 has evolved from a daunting challenge into a yearly beacon for the PNW paddling community. This isn’t just a race; it’s a rallying point where endurance meets enthusiasm, where paddlers gather not ...

Race to Alaska 2023. Get Ready.

By Jesse Weigel, Race Boss Somewhere between the harbour of Sydney, Australia (where one aspirant still hasn’t begun his solo ocean crossing to the start line), and a country lane just a stone’s throw south of Sherwood Forest (...

The Race to Alaska Movie: Now Available On-Demand

Created by R2AK Film Boss Zach Carver and his team of filmmakers, The Race to Alaska movie is a visceral film showcasing the camaraderie of the racers and the competition of the race. From the quirky to the sublime, ...

The “Lesser Known” Heroes of Race to Alaska

By Daniel Evans, Race Boss For the first half of 2022, the Northwest Maritime Center has been putting out a beehive’s worth of activity: sailing and cruising camps, a solid finish to the first year of the Maritime High School, ...

SEVENTY48: Medals made from other metals

By Daniel Evans, Race Boss Love and joy never really come up in phrases involving SEVENTY48, and only to say things like, “It was such a joy not to race this year,” or “I love watching the race tracker,” because ...

Race to Alaska: Replacing Doomscrolling with High Fives

By Daniel Evans, Race Boss Artisanal cheese. Guns N’ Roses. Corn smut. Race to Alaska. At first glance, these are really bad ideas, but GNR won the World Music Award for Best Group, and a Humboldt Fog goat cheese quesadilla ...