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Alaska Bound

Alaska Bound

Andrew Akehurst Recounts His R2AK Race Journey

The race was way more than I imagined it would be.  I foresaw struggle and beauty and learning, but not at what intensity those things would occur. I dropped my phone overboard on day three (it took us 20 days) so I became effectively removed from my normal life completely.  Rowing and constant stressful decision making led to mental and physical exhaustion so I would pass out every night with no thoughts in my head. 

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R2AK 2019 Sponsorship

R2AK 2019 Sponsorship

The Race to Alaska has not lost popularity among our customers. This year we were asked to sponsor another determined boater Andrew Akehurst of Little Island Woodworks. He’s apprenticed with Abernethy & Gaudin for 4 years and he’ll be building a 22-foot rowing sailboat to participate in the race from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, AK.

We’ll be supplying Andrew with the epoxy he needs to complete the boat. Look forward to future updates on his progress and results of the race in June.