R2AK 2018: Race recap for Team Wild Card

RACE RECAP, June 27: The Race to Alaska is over for Team Wild Card and many others, and I have to say, the experience was truly incredible. Actually, it's hard to even put it into words. I'm sitting at the nav desk on…

R2AK: Team Sail Like a Girl's Trip to Victoria

Hey R2AK Fans! This morning, we heard from the awesome crew of women aboard Team Sail Like a Girl. They had a quick trip across the often-gnarly Strait of Juan de Fuca, proving themselves in the eyes of the race organizers…

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…

Interview | Lessons learned during 2017 R2AK, taking on water in rough seas

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s podcast is an interview I did with Simeon Baldwin and Dale Simonson during the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. Simeon and Dale both own SCAMP micro…

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…

R2AK 2017 – 48°N Report #2 from Global, KELP, and Freeburd

This is the second of our Race to Alaska updates. Don't miss our first report, with some great stories of teams caught out in a Juan de Fuca gale. As we come to a close on the third day since the R2AK restarted in Victoria,…

48°N R2AK Preview: Team Willpower

We are less than a month from the start of the 2017 edition of Race to Alaska (R2AK). This year promises to be different than either of the previous years, both in competition and in conditions. It’s unlikely that we’ll see…