R2AK 2017 Team Kingsfold

Team Kingsfold

Team Name: Kingsfold
Team members: Gill Bahnsen, Ed Heyman
Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington USA
Race vessel: Stevenson Weekender
LOA: 19.5
Human propulsion: Oars
Connect: WebsiteFacebook
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
Boat builder
Disaster medical (first aid) training.
Community Emergency Response Team instructor, City of Auburn (WA) Emergency Management Office
Disaster Prep

Highlights in Ed’s life include:

Ski Mountaineering
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
canoe
Photography
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.

“If you are a man who had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences as a boy, check out MaleSurvivor.org and 1in6.org.”

To you and your many reasons for running the race.  Welcome to R2AK Team Kingsfold.