FULL RACE- Port Townsend to Ketchikan
Team name: Team Soggy Beavers
Team Captain: Graham Henry
Total crew: 6
Race vessel: OC-6 outrigger canoe (modified with a sailing rig)
Sponsors: Western Canoe and Kayaks, Ocean River Sports, Hornby Island Energy Bars, Kokatat
Charities: Take a Hike Foundation
If the R2AK had a fantasy league these guys would go in the first round of the draft. Team Soggy Beavers is a team with records, firsts and generally impressive feats to their resume. Top of the list:
- Current record for human powered circumnavigation of Vancouver Island- just under 13 days.
- Completion of a 4000 mile kayak trip from Brazil to Florida- that one took 7 months
On top of all of that they’ve started kayak companies, guided in the BC coast, instructed in outdoors skills- all before any of them have reached the age of 25. With their skills, local knowledge, and the bullet proof confidence of their mid-twenties this team has the complete package. While there is still 750 miles and a passel of teams between them and the $10,000 they are contenders for sure and have already accomplished a few R2AK milestones:
- Longest boat entered
- First paddled entry in the R2AK
- Most egregious double entendre in a team name
Competition is part of the DNA here at R2AK, but this is a family show folks so please just let them have that last one.