Race to Alaska The Movie

Team Salish Express

Sept 24, 2020

Team Salish Express, surfing ominous waves in Hecate Strait.

Zach Carver and his team of filmmakers have put together a documentary, immersing viewers in the annual engineless up the rugged British Columbia coastline starting from Port Townsend Washington State with a stopover in Victoria BC and then finishing in Ketchikan Alaska.

Team Willpower

 

 

 

 

 Team Willpower reefed down for gale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

For those of you who have not followed many articles in the CY OnBoard Digest, here’s a quick refresher.

The racers travel 750 lines through treacherous waters and only 50% of those participants will finish. Racers struggle to stay warm and dry, while navigating fierce currents, rocks, wind and cold. No motors are allowed onboard and there is no preplanned support. Once they start, there on their own. They each compete against themselves, the elements, fatigue and those few other brave souls who undergo the same challenge.

Many Obstacles

 

One of the many obstacles, giant swells

The first-place finisher gets a prize of $10,000. The 2nd prize winner gets a set of steak knives. To all the others who finish the race there are course bragging rights and stories for a lifetime.

The film is about the ultimate unscripted personal adventures, the diametric opposite of being self-quarantined at home.

The Race to Alaska has been aptly described as “the Idinarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear.”

The filmmakers have chronicled the race over the last 5 years with the British Columbia coastline in the background featuring BC’s untouched wilderness.

The Kickstarter Campaign has now exceeded its target of $40,000.

If the campaign exceeds $50,000, they plan to tour the film theatrically and every backer will receive free tickets to the theatrical showing of their choosing. The markets include San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, New York City, Miami, Vancouver, Austin, Portland, Maine, Annapolis Maryland and Newport Rhode Island. This of course all depends on the Covid 19 situation.

If you’d like to read more and get involved with the Race to Alaska The Movie click on the following link.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theracetoalaskamovie/the-race-to-alaska-the-movie

Enjoy these videos

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