Multihulls in the R2AK 2017

03 June 2017    Editor    1 Comments

The third annual Race to Alaska starting gun goes off at 5:00 am on June 8. 750 miles, no motor, no support from Port Townsend WA to Ketchikan AK. As per the previous races, there will be plenty of multihulls vying for the $10,000 first to finish prize, and perhaps a new course record, though last year’s time of 3d 20h 13m set by Team MAD Dog Racing is a tall order.

New this year is the Buy Back offer: Each team that finishes and rings the bell will get 5 minutes to decide whether or not they will be the one to sell R2AK their boat for $10,000. Buy an old Hobie for a thousand, race to Alaska, make $9K. What could possibly go wrong?

There are 21 multihull teams signed up for the full race:

  1. Team Triceratops from Frisco on a Corsair F-27
  2. Team Pure & Wild/Freeburd from Marblehead, MA on Mama Tried, a custom 8.5m Melvin trimaran
  3. Team Phocoena from Paris, France on a Tricat
  4. Team Nomadica from Victoria BC on a Windrider 17
  5. Team Ketch Me If U Can from Frisco on a Nacra Inter 20
  6. Team PT Watercraft from Port Townsend WA on a Gougeon 32
  7. Team Bitty Kitty Meow from Lake Forest Park WA on a Nacra 17
  8. Team Bad Kitty from Surrey BC on a 34’ yellow catamaran
  9. Team Big Broderna from Anacortes WA on a F31 trimaran
  10. Team Uncruise from Juneau AK on a Farrier 25C
  11. Team Make It So from Seattle, WA on a Prindle 19r
  12. Team Northwest Wind & Surf from Seattle WA on a Dierking Tamanu trimaran
  13. Team Campbell Sloop from Sqaumish BC on custom Angus trimaran
  14. Team Sistership from Ventura CA on a Corsair F-27
  15. Team Gar from Charlottesville, VA on a 19’ Tri-raid trimaran
  16. Team What the Fuca from somewhere south on Corsair F-28
  17. Team Sailpro from Isle of Wight UK on a 34’ Crowther Buccaneer trimaran
  18. Team 3 1/2 Aussies from Vancouver BC on a F-31
  19. Team Kairos from New Canaan CT on a 19’ Angus Rowcruiser
  20. Team Pear Shaped Racing from San Francisco/Victoria BC on a Multi 23 trimaran
  21. Team Discovery from Taylor SC on a Hobie 16

Best of luck to all the teams, and don’t get eaten by a bear.

Follow the race at R2AK.com, and on Facebook and Twitter.

If you are planning on attending the pre-race Ruckus the day before, give me a shout for a meet up.

 racing 


1 Comments

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05 Jun - 09:44

Wade Tarzia

Team Kairos lives 30 minutes from me. I wish small boat sailors were better networked! Say hello to him/her/them from a fellow Connecticutan, please.

05 Jun - 10:19

Editor

Connecticutan? And I thought "Washingtonian" was awkward. I'll send your regards.