Team Name: Kingsfold
Team members: Gill Bahnsen, Ed Heyman
Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington USA
Race vessel: Stevenson Weekender
Human propulsion: Oars
Connect: Website, Facebook
Sponsors: Riccelli Yacht Design and Restoration, White Pebble Productions, Gig Harbor Boat Works
Highlights in Gil’s life include:
Paddling a small boat on Phewa Tal, Pokhara, Nepal
Kayak trip, and inner tubing on the Willamette River, Oregon
Inner tubing on the South Umpqua River, Oregon
Photography Instructor, Camp Wawona, Yosemite National Park (assisted in
chasing a bear out of camp one night)
High ropes course photographer, Sunset Lake Camp
Disaster medical (first aid) training.
Community Emergency Response Team instructor, City of Auburn (WA) Emergency Management Office
Highlights in Ed’s life include:
Back Country Skiing (since 1980) – Oregon, Washington & BC Canada
Hobie Cat sailing in Hawaii as a youth
Witness launch of the historic Hōkūleʻa Ohau, Hawaii 1975 – a Polynesian double hulled voyaging
Flying B Cessna 152, Cozy MK IV, Grumman Tiger
Kayaking…a lot. Like all over Washington and other places. Over a long period of time.
And they have asked us to add their additional motivation for challenging the Proving Ground. Raising awareness.
To you and your many reasons for running the race. Welcome to R2AK Team Kingsfold.