It's 2020 v2 (2022... get it?)
Ok, terrible Dad-jokes aside, we really are taking another stab at the R2AK this year, cause check out this chronology...
2018 = race
2019 = unofficially tailing the race
2020 = race participation thwarted by COVID
2021 = race participation thwarted by COVID
2022 = it's on, like Donkey Kong.
Our crew is enhanced and we’ve thanked Giant Corn for her service, and upgraded to something with a little more panache. We are now in possession of a fast, light, sleek, spirited boat, and we'll be raring to go come June 13, 2022 (godammit). With a couple of summers of sailing on our Dash 34 and some time to spruce her up a bit, we're feeling ancy to get to Ketchikan.
We've added some pretty wicked experience to our team, with Mark Aberle coming onboard. We raced against him (Team Wild Card) in 2018... actually, it was basically two different races happening at the same time. Wild Card was way ahead of us, even leading the pack for a while, but we all did start together when the horn blew! And Nick Vincent has finally agreed to clear his schedule and get aboard for an actual race (not just the training).
We're designing a dual pedal drive for this year's attempt to efficiently power our sleek vessel through those low-wind moments.
So, we narrowly avoided the Slacker Tax and got our application in. Stay tuned for the training season updates.