R2AK UPDATES: More Finishers Expected Today!

Check back here for running updates and analysis of R2AK 2022... Another day in the R2AK and more finishers will be coming in. Team Kootenay Pedalwheelers, pictured above ringing the bell, finished yesterday (June 23) and as…

WA360 Day One Feed

Stay tuned — we'll be posting updates from some of the amazing folks that began the new WA360 Race today! There are a number of great ways to follow the WA360, which began at 6:00 a.m. today in Port Townsend, and we hope…

How R2AK Changed My Life

Not your average race, R2AK has a habit of changing lives. As Team Bunny Whaler's Nate Rooks explains, "I was different after R2AK. Not just the deep tiredness and missing 15 pounds, but a sense of inner peace I'd never…

Cancellation of Beloved PNW Summer Boating Events Announced

Local Boating Organizations Have Made Final Decisions to Cancel Summertime Events With the summer boating season fast approaching in the Pacific Northwest and the effects of COVID-19 still bringing restrictions and…

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…

Righting Moment Augmentation in Modern Sailing Yachts

In the last year, two major events in the Pacific Northwest crowned champions that sailed vessels utilizing a system of enhanced or assisted ballast—Team Angry Beaver won Race to Alaska aboard a canting-keel Schock 40; and…

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…