What better way to find two crew members to join you for several days on a 750 mile boat race in hostile waters than through an internet video contest. Well, that’s exactly what happened.
Last year 35 teams started, 15 finished. The Race to Alaska or R2AK is a race of detailed planning, skill, a little luck and a lot of endurance. It’s not a race for the weekend sailor. The R2AK website illustrates this by saying, “It’s like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning.”