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No motor, no support, all the way to Alaska. The physical endurance, saltwater know-how, and bulldog tenacity to navigate the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.

No motor, no support, all the way to Alaska. The physical endurance, saltwater know-how, and bulldog tenacity to navigate the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.
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No motor, no support, all the way to Alaska. The physical endurance, saltwater know-how, and bulldog tenacity to navigate the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.

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English


Episodes

Wrap Up: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went

7/3/2019
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This is the final episode chronicling the 2019 Race to Alaska. In the same way you use the leftover turkey carcass after Thanksgiving to make soup, we’re making R2AK stew out of our favorite leftover bits from the 2019 experience. If you’ve listened to the previous 13 episodes, you have tasted all of the dishes: the eccentric personalities, interesting boats, harrowing challenges, inspirational speeches, questionable jokes, thoughtful participants, and shared suffering that make this race...

Duration:00:41:01

Saga Part 2: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/28/19

6/27/2019
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The dual nature of the Race to Alaska is that it is both a race and a grand epic journey - a hero’s saga, and a pilgrimage of sorts for some. Every hero’s journey involves the overcoming of hardship and adventure along the way. In this two part episode we highlight the struggles that teams overcame in the 2019 race on the way to Ketchikan, and the personal impact that their experiences are already having on their lives. R2AK Teams and personalities featured in this episode: Team Holopuni,...

Duration:00:34:34

Saga Part 1: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/27/19

6/25/2019
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The dual nature of the Race to Alaska is that it is both a race and a grand epic journey - a hero’s saga, and a pilgrimage of sorts for some. Every hero’s journey involves the overcoming of hardship and adventure along the way. In this two part episode we highlight the struggles that teams overcame in the 2019 race on the way to Ketchikan, and the personal impact that their experiences are already having on their lives. R2AK Teams and personalities featured in this episode: Team MBR, Team...

Duration:00:21:12

Ketchikan: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/26/19

6/21/2019
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If you want to spectate the R2AK, Port Townsend or Victoria are likely the easiest places to do it for most. But Ketchikan - the finish line - is the best. Why? It’s where the story ends and where racers achieve their glory, get that first warm meal in weeks, lets out their anxiety and can finally get away from that annoying teammate that chews with their mouth open. In this episode, we introduce you to what the scene is like around the finish line. R2AK Teams featured in this episode:...

Duration:00:20:50

Causes: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/22/19

6/20/2019
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You’d be forgiven for thinking that the R2AK is a race between a couple of fast boats shooting for the $10,000 prize, a few dirtbags who stole their dad’s boat Ferris Bueller-style, and a weirdo who wants to test drive his homemade submarine. You might not be far off, but there are also some amazing people who sign up in order to use the race as a platform to do good things. In this episode we highlight whose in it to support causes. R2AK Teams and personalities featured in this episode:...

Duration:00:40:25

Boats: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/20/19

6/19/2019
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All anyone talks about around here are their boats, so we’ll cave and talk about them too. This episode highlights one of the most interesting parts of the Race to Alaska - the ridiculous variety of watercraft that people bring to this race - from custom racers to Hawaiian outrigger canoes, to 19th century wooden boats. R2AK Teams featured in this episode: Teams Pear Shaped, Angry Beaver, Solveig, WIP, Perseverance, Ziska Sail Like a Luddite, Holopuni, Funky Dory, Hobie-1 Kenobie, Oaracle...

Duration:00:39:13

Behind the Scenes: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/16/19

6/15/2019
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A rare peek behind the curtains to share a bit of the experience of what it’s like for the people involved with this event who are not racing. You’ll hear from everyone from the Race Boss, to the media team, to interns, volunteers, and even an R2AK superfan, for a full introduction to this adventure. R2AK personalities featured in this episode: Daniel Evans, Zach Carver, Erica Mellon, Elle Obrien, Carl Berger, RayLynn Maxwell The R2AK Daily Fix is a podcast following the 750 mile Race to...

Duration:00:29:06

Sidebets: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/17/19

6/14/2019
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At this point we’ve learned the winners of the actual race, but even more importantly who will win the “keeping it cool” award and which team is “most in need of a stiff drink?” In this episode we highlight the teams vying for the real awards--the sidebets including the highly coveted dirtbag award. R2AK Teams featured in this episode: Razzle Dazzle, Hobie 1 Kenobie, Barbarossa, Funky Dory, Race Boss Daniel Evans The R2AK Daily Fix is a podcast following the 750 mile Race to Alaska created...

Duration:00:21:40

The Winners: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/14/19

6/14/2019
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The winning teams are in, second place has their steak knives, and the parties have started in Ketchikan for some of us. Much of the field is still out there suffering, but this is a freaking long race, and we’ve been out here for almost two weeks. It’s time for a story about how this race has unfolded to this point. R2AK Teams featured in this episode: Funky Dory, Givin’ the Horns, Shut Up and Drive, Daniel Evans R2AK Race Boss, Team WIP, Team McGuffin Brothers. Additionally featured:...

Duration:00:37:04

Challenges: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/13/19

6/13/2019
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In this episode we speak with this year’s racers and race veterans about the unique challenges posed by the Race to Alaska - from figuring out how to keep warm and dry on a tiny boat in bad weather, to dealing with the whims of weather and tide, to putting up with the crap that race directors pull to make racer lives harder. R2AK Teams and personalities featured in this episode: Spencer Weber, Karl Kruger, Zach Carver, Team MBR, Team R2 Ache, Team Narwhal The R2AK Daily Fix is a podcast...

Duration:00:26:23

Why? The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/10/2019

6/7/2019
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Why? The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/10/2019 This is the third episode of The R2AK Daily Fix 2019! This episode offers some insight into why on earth these racers are here. What drove them to ditch everyday comforts for the lure of choppy cold waters? You’ll hear interviews with racers about the causes they are championing and the personal journeys they are embarking upon. R2AK Teams featured in this episode: Sail Like a Girl, Perseverance, You Either do Stuff or you Don’t, Three Legged...

Duration:00:25:49

Proving Grounds: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/9/19

6/7/2019
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This is the second episode of The R2AK Daily Fix 2019! Hear from some more teams who have braved the fierce winds to make it to Victoria and encountered some mishaps along the way and about the incredible race camaraderie and community both between teammates and other teams. R2AK Teams featured in this episode: Perseverance, Funky Dory, Angry Beaver The R2AK Daily Fix is a podcast following the 750 mile Race to Alaska created and produced by Boldly Went Media. Hear interviews with racers,...

Duration:00:27:52

Intro: The R2AK Daily Fix by Boldly Went 6/6/19

6/2/2019
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This is the first episode of The R2AK Daily Fix 2019! The R2AK Daily Fix is a podcast following the 750 mile Race to Alaska created and produced by Boldly Went Media. Hear interviews with racers, behind the scenes news, and the types of personal experiences that you won’t be able to access any other way. Grab a bucket, because we’re getting you so close to the experience that you might feel a little bit seasick. In this episode we provide an update from the R2AK Proving Grounds across The...

Duration:00:22:50

Ravenous Like Odysseus - R2AK

7/8/2018
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We are Achaians coming from Troy, beaten off our true course by winds from every direction across the great gulf of the open sea, making for home, by the wrong way, on the wrong courses. So we have come. - Odysseus Team Ravenous has achieved the dubious record of most miles to Ketchikan. Some will say it is a 750 mile race, but not them. For them the road is much longer and finds it's way to the distant shore of Haida Gwaii with a blown out spinnaker and a boat taking on water as they eat...

Duration:00:14:27

08 Patience with a shovel - R2AK

7/6/2018
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Race Boss was able to grab a quick chair with teams Oaracle and Trak Kayaks. Two of our human powered back of the pack teams. Turns out, they like it back there. And here’s why.

Duration:00:23:36

2018 09 Take your own Path

7/5/2018
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One team left. Team Ravenous, the 20-foot Hobie cat, is trying to get across Dixon Entrance—and they have been trying all night. They are the only team in the four years of racing to sail to Haida Gwaii. And they did it in a 20-foot cabinless beach cat. We can’t answer why they chose that route, because that is usually considered a very bad idea when you're trying to race to Alaska. It’s not even on the way. Keep your eye on the tracker. Team Kairos: An Angus RowCruiser with Joe aboard...

Duration:00:07:46

2018 07 Nothing is Guaranteed and Heroes can stop too. - R2AK

6/30/2018
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It's a talk with Josh Collins of Team Torrent, a man trying to finish the Race to Alaska on a stand up paddle board. He doesn't finish the race, but it is not from lack of trying. It's a modern day epic tale, one paddle stroke at a time.

Duration:00:33:24

2018 Racer Round Table Part Duex

6/29/2018
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Team Lost Boys came in yesterday and we are looking forward with talking to them next. This is the Racer Round up part duex. Same eleven team. And they are talking about propulsion choices and those really high and low points that come with racing to Alaska. Enjoy.

Duration:00:28:37

2018 Team Lost Boys "Longer than you thought" - R2AK

6/29/2018
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Episode 5 of 2018. It's an interview with Team Lost Boys. A father daughter team who dragged a willing third along. And...don't eat the vegetable bowl.

Duration:00:17:20

2018 04 Racer Round Table Part Uno - R2AK

6/28/2018
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Episode 4. Racer Round up Part 1. Waiting for Fusion It’s a roundtable featuring 11 teams that span all four years of the race. They pull up a chair and search for answers to questions often unanswerable, or at least arguable. It’s a geek session, but it’s from the horse’s mouth. Teams include: North2Alaska - 2017, Ptarmigan - 2018, Ketchikan - 2016, Can’t Anchor Us - 2015/16, Sail like a Girl - 2018, Fashionably Late - 2018, Global 2016/17/18, Heart of Gold 2017/18, Superfriend 2015/16/18,...

Duration:00:34:21