Oppressive, Stagnant, and Stress Testing:
Race to Alaska, now in its 4th year, began with 47 teams signing up for the adventure of a lifetime. No motor, no support, through wild frontier, navigating by sail or peddle/paddle (but at some point both) the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska.
To save people from themselves, and possibly fulfill event insurance coverage requirements, the distance is divided into two stages. Anyone that completes the 40-mile crossing from Port Townsend to Victoria, BC can pass Go and proceed. Those that fail Stage 1 go to R2AK Jail. Their race is done.
Navy tops Annapolis to Bermuda Race:
Three crews from the Naval Academy Varsity Offshore Sailing Team competed in the 2018 Annapolis to Bermuda Race, with Tenacious leading the way as the trio of Navy 44-footers swept the top three placements in PHRF I, which had eight entries. Recent graduate Chris Cantillo served as skipper aboard Tenacious, which wound up as overall winner of the 21st edition after handicaps were factored in. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Navy tops Annapolis to Bermuda Race, Editor