Monthly Archives: June 2016

R2AK Day 5 – Into the Johnstone Strait

The first boat reached the R2AK finish line today.  Mad Dog Racing, a 32’ catamaran crossed the finish line just after 7 am this morning, completing the 720-mile race in just under 4 days.  Amazing.  The second place finisher hasn’t even reached Ketchikan yet.  Mad Dog definitely deserves the $10,000...
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R2AK Day 4 – More Rowing

The winds were light today and Colin rowed for most of the day.  It’s been a tough day because of all the rowing, hot weather and he was running low on water.  Usually Colin goes through 6 litres of water a day, but today he had to ration his water until...
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R2AK Day 3 – finally a breath of wind

Finally, the wind has come.  It wasn’t much and not always from the right direction but it provided a much needed break from rowing for Colin.  Early this morning Colin headed east towards the Sunshine Coast.  There he hugged the coastline and sped north.  Sped is a relative term here,...
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R2AK Day 2 – Still Rowing

Rowing is the theme of the second day of R2AK for Colin.  The wind has been light and he’s been rowing all day; more than 12 hours of rowing.  This morning he was travelling on the west side of Salt Spring island, which is relatively sheltered.  He hoped that winds...
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Day 1 R2AK report

  The R2AK race to Ketchikan Alaska started yesterday from Victoria’s inner harbour.  At noon the bell rang and a hundred salty sailors, rowers and one paddle boarder ran down to their vessels and started the 720 mile journey. Colin hopped in his RowCruiser and started rowing.  Since there’s no...
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