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These are the sponsors, partners and full throated believers in two simple truths. Humans are far greater than we routinely give them credit for and R2AK is the place to prove that first thing.

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Baranof Fishing Excursions

Baranof Fishing Excursions and the Alaska Fish House are proud to be one of the sponsors for the Race to Alaska. The race ends at our private marina in downtown Ketchikan. At Baranof, we love introducing guests to the Alaskan way of life. We look forward to helping you with any of your travel arrangements. Whether you are traveling solo or with a party of twenty, we can assist you with lodging, activities and available dining options. Baranof Fishing is known locally for offering Alaska fishing experiences, we provide everything you need for an extraordinary fishing adventure, from rubber boots to expert guides.

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Cape Fox Lodge

Cape Fox Lodge is tucked into the hillside on the edge of the Tongass National Forest, among broad stands of spruce, hemlock, and cedar. Its breathtaking views of Ketchikan draw visitors from all over the country, who enjoy luxurious accommodations and first-class creative cuisine. A sophisticated retreat for adventurers and those with an interest in history, Cape Fox Lodge offers an inspiring getaway with 69 recently renovated guest rooms and 2 comfortable suites. Relaxation and rustic charm meet at Cape Fox Lodge. We are committed to providing top quality service and accommodations. Let us transport you to a different world.

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First Fed

First Fed is the only community bank headquartered on the North Olympic Peninsula. We opened our doors in 1923 under the name of Lincoln Savings and Loan. As time went on many things changed: Our name, our size, and the ever-growing list of products and services that we offer. We know you will find that our commitment to our communities, to our customers, and to our staff has remained strong. First Fed has continued to grow along with the financial needs of our area. Our reason for existence is to supply the community with a safe and sound bank where we encourage savings and invest those savings by making loans to you and your neighbors. This philosophy, and business style has helped people prosper in our community for over 93 years. Today we are 10 locations strong, serving Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Whatcom Counties from Forks to Port Townsend to…

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Fisheries Supply

Fisheries Supply Company is a family-owned business that opened its doors in 1928 at Pier 55 on Elliott Bay in Seattle, Washington. Now located next to Gasworks Park in the center of Seattle’s maritime industry, Fisheries Supply is the largest supplier of marine products in the Pacific Northwest with over 100,000 products in inventory. Our customers include boat dealers, builders and yards, chandleries, commercial fishermen and recreational boaters across the Pacific Northwest and Alaska and beyond.

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Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, a not-for-profit corporation, owns and operates deep water, marina and upland holdings throughout Victoria’s harbour. Ogden Point A busy cruise ship terminal at the edge of James Bay. A café, pocket parks, breakwater walk and First Nations mural can all be found at Ogden Point. Fisherman’s Wharf A dockside experience that lets visitors wander among working fishing vessels, float homes and a thriving marina. Eateries and access to tours and marine adventures can be found here. Steamship Terminal A landmark 1924 heritage terminal on the Inner Harbour. The iconic building hosts the Robert Bateman Centre and the Steamship Terminal Grill & Taphouse, Starbucks, retail and exhibit space. Causeway and Ship Point In the Inner Harbour. The Causeway is home to a public walkway, marina, community event area and the Victoria Harbour Arts Festival. Ship Point hosts a luxury yacht facility and the Night Market. Wharf Street…

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Ketchikan Visitors Bureau

Ketchikan, Alaska, is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage—a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world—Ketchikan is best known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture. Travel Ketchikan.

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Marine Exchange

Marine Exchange of Puget Sound The Exchange is a non-profit organization that tracks and monitors vessel movements starting about 15 days prior to arrival in Puget Sound or Grays Harbor. We collect information on over 66 different data fields that drive reports for our members daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. The maritime industry has come to rely on this data and use our statistics to help run their operations. We also provide administrative service to a variety of other maritime organizations including WA State Maritime Cooperative, Seattle Propeller Club, WA Maritime Federation, and the Harbor Safety Committee. The Marine Exchange exists to support anyone making a living on the water. We believe in the spirit of adventure for anyone who plies the ocean for trade or for fun. .

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Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing

In 2002, Minus33 was created by textile engineers from L. W. Packard & Co. Inc. L. W. Packard has been involved in just about every aspect of the wool industry, and a proud family-owned business since 1916. In 1995, L.W. Packard was selected by Textile World magazine as one of the top ten textile plants in the world. With so much of our family history rooted in the wool industry, combined with our genuine passion for the outdoors, it only made sense for Minus33 to emerge as a merino wool clothing brand. Minus33 began as a snowmobile brand, and quickly expanded to other outdoor markets, such as hiking, skiing, and hunting due the versatility of our product offering. Our headquarters is still located in Ashland, New Hampshire, on the grounds of L.W. Packard’s historic textile mill. Ashland is the geographic center of NH, a short drive away from New Hampshire’s…

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Northwest Maritime

Northwest Maritime is many things, and at our core, we are an organization that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to the local community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.

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Port Townsend Brewing

In 2003 Port Townsend Brewing went from bottling just two beers to all 10. Replacing the original 7 Bbl system with a new 15 Bbl system, then bought four more conditioning tanks, and expanded their beer garden to include a bandstand, lots more seating and outdoor heating. They also evolved into being major sponsors for many events in Port Townsend. The largest event; The Wooden Boat Festival is held the 2nd weekend in September and provides one of the largest shows of wooden boats in the country. Centrum Arts – Blues Festival held in August, The Port Townsend Film Festival in September, and The Kinetic Skulpture Race in October. (See our Events Page for more details.) Please join Port Townsend Brewing at the brewery in their cozy tasting room for a few pints and a few laughs, and in the summertime enjoy many wonderful concerts in the beer garden.

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