Our 2018 race:
We were thirsting for adventure! 'Giant Corn', our 25ft C&C is a solid, seaworthy boat, with two very experienced sailors on board, one moderately experienced sailor, and an attractive piece of rail meat, who has shown herself to be a fast and enthusiastic learner with an adventurous spirit. Between the four of us, we've covered all the bases as far as survival and sailing skills go, and we are a clever, resourceful and creative bunch, up for a challenge. Cheer us on to Ketchikan!
About 'Giant Corn'
Our craft was a 1974 25-foot C&C sailboat, well-maintained, with a full complement of sails. She's a very solid, full-keel boat, sleeps four adults, boasts a small makeshift kitchen in cabin and a Dickinson BBQ on the rail. When there's no wind, we planned to be moving her with old-fashioned human pedal-power. Our mechanical engineer friend designed us a pedal system to hook over the transom and dangle into the water so that a single person could take a shift at pedalling when the need arises.
In order to prepare for this grueling undertaking, we overhauled and spruced up our old girl. New paint, solar panels, new mainsail, custom-built pedal drive, new electrical & comms systems... Also pretty new upholstery and a catchy new name.