Final finishers boat into Ketchikan after 21 days at sea

With smiles and hugs, the 2022 Race to Alaska concluded last Thursday evening when the last two teams still in the race — Fix Oder Nix and Sockeye Voyages — arrived at the finish in Ketchikan’s Thomas Basin.

It had taken both teams more than 21 days to complete the approximately 710-mile distance between Victoria, British Columbia, where the R2AK’s second leg to Ketchikan had begun at noon Pacific time on June 16.

Sails, ores or paddles — no motors allowed.

“We made it,” Joachim Roesler of Team Fix Oder Nix said after their arrival at the Baranof Excursions dock.

“And we’re still talking to ea...


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