Race to Alaska Cruising Dinner :: Cruising & Dinners
RVYC presents an unusual Racing/Cruising dinner on March 10
Race to Alaska—Cruise Back to Victoria
On June 4 this past summer, 53 racing teams started from Port Townsend for the first ever Race to Alaska. After a stopover in Victoria, they departed for Ketchikan—750 nautical miles. Our presenter, John Denny, was one of his team of valiant racers in a Hobie 33, Por Favor.
The only race rule: No engine. No one knew what was in store. No history, no one to tell competitors, “here’s how it was and here’s how we did it.”
It was Jake Beattie, executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center, who dreamed up the Race to Alaska. To get there under human or sail power was the main requirement. The race would test everyone’s grit, eschew comfort-ridden big yachts and offer true adventure.
John will regale us with tales of how preparation, crossed fingers, seamanship and luck helped propel his team, ‘Por Favor’ (Spanish for ‘please, please, please!’) to be the first boat in history not to win anything in the Race to Alaska.
Join us for an evening of talk and pictures as John takes you through all the stages of the adventure. He’ll tell us about the prep, logistics, navigation and humility gained on this race. And his voyage back—this time with engine reinstalled.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
No host cocktails 17:30; Dinner 18:30; Presentation 19:30
Members & guests: $28 pp—includes dinner, dessert and coffee, gratuities and taxes.
Register by logging in at www.rvyc.bc.ca/cruising or phone Rosie at 250-592-2441.
A 24-hour cancellation notice is required or your account will be charged.