Jun 12, 2015

Tripp & Chris Burd sailing the 'Race 2 Alaska'

Tripp Burd is one of US best catsailors, and current F18 North American Champ along Mike Easton. Now together with his brother Chris they embarked on a real sailing adventure participating on "Race 2 Alaska" with an Arc 22 Catamaran. 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK. Entry list at Here
Last update from an 1hr ago: "Blown off the water with a torn jib Emoticono frown
Hiding from the wind in Port McNeill while we make some repairs. Still racing!"

They are sponsored by Sperry -

Fore more info and updates :

- Team FreeBurd web teamfreeburd.com/
- FB facebook.com/TeamFreeBurd

Official Race  web:  r2ak.com
About The Race :
"We'll follow the race organizer's lead here, and keep this simple and to the point.

R2AK is based on the hardest kind of simplicity: You, a boat, a starting gun,

$10,000 if you finish first,
A set of steak knives if you’re second,
Cathartic elation if you can simply complete the course.
Self-supported race: no supply drops, no safety net.
Any boat without an engine can enter.

750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK.
Cuddly grizzly bears, killer whales, and all sorts of other fun stuff along the way.

For us, this race will be the ultimate test.
We finish? AWESOME!
We win? The $10K goes to charity."

Follow Race Track at http://tracker.r2ak.com/