The Ruckus

See the boats. Meet the racers. Get the tattoo. Party.

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Pope Marine Park & Northwest Maritime Center – map it

Ruckus Schedule

SEVENTY48 Finish Line Clubhouse: June 3–4, 2023

7 AM to 7 PM at the Northwest Maritime Center. More info.

RUCKUS: June 4, 2023

11 AM: “Getting Rescued: How not to piss off the Coast Guard” A presentation.
12 PM: Food, Bar & Tattoos open
1 PM: “Propulsion Panel: How to move your 30 foot trimaran without wind or motor”
4 PM: “R2AK Women’s Panel”
5 PM: Music by DJ Captain Peacock
7 PM: SEVENTY48 Finish & Awards. More info.
8 PM: Ruckus ends

Give the racers a night to remember before their long, wet journey while you put faces (and hulls) to those blips on the tracker screen. Dozen of R2AK boats and crew will be spread across the Ruckus for you to check out. See the improbable craft and peer into the eyes of the marginally sane adventurers who actually choose to race.

So come on down, see some race boats on the hard, get great food and drinks, and dance it up with great music.

And get a tattoo of the R2AK logo, we’ll pay for the first 15.

We bet your life will be richer for coming to the Ruckus. And if we’re wrong? We’ll ask your buddy to pay you five bucks. Come on down. See for yourself.

All the spirit of Race to Alaska, 10% of the danger.

SEVENTY48 Finish Line Clubhouse

June 3-4, 7 AM – 7 PM
at the Northwest Maritime Center

Cheer the SEVENTY48 racers into the finish line from the Clubhouse deck! A place for family, friends, and fans to hang out and wait for teams to arrive, second guess teams tactics, and view the hallowed yet courageous eyes of victory in every team that finishes. All ages are welcome and it’s totally free to hang out. Comemunch on peanut M&Ms, and lounge as you wait for your buddy/partner/family/person to stagger up the beach.

SEVENTY48 Awards

June 4, 7 PM
The incredible humans that are going to actually finish SEVENTY48 will be pouring in all day wild-eyed and dehydrated, maybe even a little heat exhaustion. Who knows! What we do know is that it’s an incredible collection of racers and boats, and they’ll be there as well.


Because they’re too tired to move and are waiting to see which teams will be taking away over $12,000 in cash prizes from the event. SEVENTY48 awards are on the band stage at 7 PM. We’ll find out the winners of SEVENTY48’s four classes and the NRS Random Hero Award.