Video: Reliving R2AK 2019 with Team Sail Like a Girl

Even though the Race to Alaska is a no go this year, it has been fun to relive races of years past via the R2AK Time Machine. Here's a look at how Team Sail Like a Girl pedaled and sailed their way north in 2019.  

How R2AK Changed My Life

You can’t just heave-to in a 17-foot dinghy. Certainly not in a full gale. So when my brother, Cooper, yelled “We need to reef again!” I prepared for another head-to-wind thrashing. We were roughly halfway up Grenville…

Looking for laughter and inspiration in these trying times? Watch this.

Sitting at home or on your boat and looking for something to watch? This is one of my favorite sailing documentaries, which follows the life of a charismatic sailor and his unconventional voyage around the globe. A must see…

Unlocking the New R2AK Puzzle

One Change, So Many Options From the March issue or 48° North, photos courtesy of Drew Malcolm When Race to Alaska (R2AK) teams hoist their sails outside of Victoria Harbour on June 11, 2020, some of them will be faced with…

A Different Kind of Arctic Expedition

Researching ice and waves aboard the Sikuliaq Before the summer of 2018, spending time in the Arctic had never been on my radar. I really like the sun, I don’t like wearing shoes, and my hands get cold much too easily. But…

Video | Team Shut and Drive’s Race to Alaska experience

Team Shut and Drive brought a Figaro 2, and a ton of sailing and cycling experience up from the Bay Area to contest the 2019 Race to Alaska. They didn't win the 10 grand or coveted steak knives, but from highs to lows, their…

R2AK makes one big rule change for 2020

With awards being given out, beer flowing and lots of laughter going around the Race to Alaska's annual Blazer Party during the Wooden Boat Festival, there was also a big announcement to be made about the future of the race.…

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…

Race to Alaska Official Program 2019

The 2019 5th annual Race to Alaska is upon us and likely every team racing will come across some form of dilemma. Teams don’t get engines, pre-planned support or planned rest stops. What they get is various forms of hardship…

Team Sail Like a Girl continues to inspire

Team Race Like a Girl, which is competing again in this year's Race to Alaska. Photo by Wendy Hinman Team Sail Like a Girl has evolved into something of a movement, initially tugging at our heartstrings as an underdog story…