The Ultimate Weekend

A Brief Escapade to Carr Inlet From the July 2020 issue of 48° North Weekend adventures are the ones that many of us live for. Friday evening to Monday morning—that magical window is all ours, and the effort to get out is…

A January Paddle to Blake Island

We had originally planned to take Cambria over to Blake Island.  42 feet long, two staterooms, two heads, a large salon with a Dickerson Antarctic diesel heater that bathes the entire boat with delicious heat.  Between that…

R2AK UPDATES: – Two teams left! Drawing to a close.

Tuesday, June 25th, 0830: Then there were two.  Team ‘Backwards AF’ finished yesterday leaving Team Sloveig and Team Wee Free Men on final approach.  Both teams were up early this morning headed for Ketchikan.  Sloveig…

The R2AK horizon is here for Team Wild Card

I strolled down the dock with disbelieving eyes. It was the start of the inaugural R2AK and a mere 12 hours before the race the participants were adjusting, fixing, repairing or building things. Big substantive things.…

Team Wild Card reaches a pivot point as R2AK looms

It has been a while since we've done a progress update on the boat because, well, our team has been busy making progress on the boat. And working full time jobs. And taking care of our families. And aging parents. All the…

Team Wild Card inching closer to R2AK start

Team Wild Card has been hard at work since buying our ride for the 2018 Race to Alaska. The boat is a Santa Cruz 27, hull number 55. She was considered ahead of her time in the 70s, but time has not been kind to hull 55 in…