Director Zach Carver’s documentary Race to Alaska has won a spot in the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival (viff.org). The film follows the five-year history of the 750-mile race, also known as the R2AK, and is being heralded as “bracing, immersive and wonderfully congenial.” The R2AK, which has featured a surprising number of multihulls over the years, sends mariners and boats of all kinds from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska. The main rules: no engines, no outside help. The winners get $10,000. Second place finishers get a set of steak knives. For more on the event, go to r2ak.com.
MHS Winter 2020-2021