Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"R2AK...you are approved to race Stage 1 in 2017!"

Gil,

Congrats and welcome aboard.  You're in!  I can’t wait to see the modifications you make to that Stevenson Weekender.

I've cc'd our Registrar who will work you through the rest of the process.
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Once we get that squared away we'll make you official and splash you onto the website.
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Best of luck in your training and preparations and drop me a line if you need anything.   And if not before, we’ll see you in June!


Regards,

Daniel Evans
Race Boss - Race to Alaska

Northwest Maritime Center


Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Spirit of the Race to Alaska

I am building Kingsfold so a crew member and I can successfully complete this adventure. We are preparing our story of the journey which will commence next June. He and I have our own sets of issues to overcome as we get ready. Thankfully for us, none are as obviously challenging as the bodily conditions these men live with.

In this very worthwhile documentary, three wheel-chair-bound sailors enter the 750-mile Race to Alaska. See how their efforts can encourage you in your struggles. As the skipper said, "We're only ever going to be racing against ourselves. ... If we do that, we'll have won our race."

Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story