It’s official! Team Wright Yachts is competing in the 2018 Race to Alaska (R2AK).
For those of you who aren’t already familiar with the Race to Alaska, there’s only a couple of rules. Namely, no motors and no outside support. The first team to make it takes home $10,000. Second place gets a set of steak knives.
Team Wright Yachts will be competing aboard a new, high performance, race equipped carbon mast Corsair 970 Sport. A trip is currently being planned to Vietnam in mid-February to inspect the boat prior to shipment in March. Meantime, efforts are underway to identify, design and build out a human power solution that can effectively keep the team in the race when winds are light to nonexistent. Currently, the concepts being explored leverage the team’s lower body (leg) strength.
You can read more about Team Wright Yacht’s crew and the story behind the Race to Alaska (R2AK) in the January issue of Northwest Yachting. One thing is certain, this is going to be an adventure worth following, so stay tuned as we share more in the days ahead!
It all began at age six, on Percy Priest Lake in Tennessee, when my father let me take the helm of his O’Day 23. Back then, it was mostly mandatory duty as crew, with short respites in the water. Over time, though, sailing’s influence would grow from a mere hobby into a passion. In the ensuing years, I’ve owned several racing and cruising-class boats. My journeys on the water have taken me to the San Juan Islands, Canada’s Gulf Islands, the Gulf of Mexico, the Virgin Islands and Sardinia. Prior to founding Wright Yachts, I spent more than two decades in marketing and advertising for such notable clients as Alaska Airlines, Johnston & Murphy Shoes, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Western Digital. My experiences helping clients, and my passion for boating have been instrumental in allowing me to do what I really love— helping people achieve their dreams