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Race 2 Alaska

June 2-15, 2019



Crew with us in the Race to Alaska in 2019.

We are currently accepting applications to crew with us in the Race to Alaska. Seaforth Expeditions takes care of all the details and provides a professional crew, boat, gear, and food. You bring the grit. Crew will have the option to be dropped off in either Ketchikan AK, or Prince Rupert BC at the end of the race.

Also Included:

Successful applicants will get to participate in a training weekend around the Sunshine Coast May 3-5, 2019 and/or help deliver the boat to Port Townsend. Specific time and location TBA.

Only 4 spots available, Apply Now.

Applications are Due March 2, Team will be announced March 9, 2019.

R2AK Information


The Race to Alaska is a 750 mile race that starts in Port Townsend Washington and finishes in Ketchikan Alaska.

It’s the longest, toughest, wind or human-powered race in North America, and has attained a global following of over 11 million. First place is $10,000 US and second place is steak knives. Any winnings will split evenly amongst the crew.

For more details on the race visit


Crew Application

This is the adventure of a lifetime, and an opportunity to see the entire coast of BC.

If you are a team player, with a positive outlook and willing to push yourself to the brink of exhaustion just for the glory, we look forward to hearing from you.

That said, “We’re in-it to Win-it.”

Successful applicants will have the following attributes:

  • Positive attitude

  • Excellent sense of humour

  • Endurance

  • Sailing/Camping/Outdoor experience

Application Process:

  1. Write one page or less introducing yourself, your outdoor experience, your commitment, and why you are driven to take on this challenge. Include your contact info and e-mail in to

  2. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview and will need to fill out Health/Medical, and Liability release forms.

  3. Make sure your Passport is up to date.

  4. Pay Deposit $1500 *Balance Due April 7, 2019

  5. Purchase travel insurance.

  6. Start Training.

Cost: $3,775 + 5% GST

(Including the May Training Weekend that’s 16.25 days of adventure, and approximately 40% off regular pricing!)

Announcing Our R2AK Team Leaders

Tom McPherson:Team Captain

xander Oldaker:

Watch Captain

Xander started his outdoor career as a teenager working as a canoe tripper in Ontario for a few seasons. At 18 he moved to BC where he has worked as a wilderness guide for over 30 years, working primarily on the ocean as a kayak guide, and sailboat skipper. He has led kayaking and trekking adventures on Ellesmere Island, Baffin Island, The Bahamas, Mexico and Patagonia. On his personal time he has kayaked much of BC’s Coast including the west coast of Vancouver Island and Port Hardy to Ketchikan. Working off and on over the years doing off shore yacht deliveries he has logged over 50 000 nautical miles as skipper. His own personal sailing adventures have taken him to Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean, Eastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland and Norway. Over the last 15 years he has Captained Wilderness Yacht trips ranging from Victoria to Juneau.

Mat Janeway:

Watch Captain

Mat is an avid sailor and wilderness guide, he’s been exploring BC’s waters his whole life and hold and has logged over 600days commercial seatime. He currently has a 60ton Master Limited License, a SailCanada Basic Cruising Instructor qualification, and considerable knowledge of the plants, animals, and complex relationships of this coastline. He also enjoys expeditions in small boats, solo or with friends, and has climbed many mountains.


Four spots left