The $10,000 top prize for the second annual Race to Alaska has been claimed by Team MAD Dog Racing.
The three-member team of Randy Miller, Ian Andrewes and Colin Dunphy finished the epic race in three days, 20 hours and 13 minutes.
KRBD’s Deb Turnbull was at the finish line at Thomas Basin boat harbor, and talked with team captain Miller, who says there wasn’t much sleeping for the crew during the speed-sail from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan.
“We saved it all up and I’m about ready to fall over now,” he said.
“Did you sing? Did you talk? Did you tell stories?” Turnbull asked.
“We sailed,” he said. “Night and day. We slept when we could but not very much. Really, not very much.”
Team MAD dog sailed an open catamaran, and Miller says they got lucky with the weather. Last year’s winners, Team Elsie Piddock, finished the race in about five days.
The Race to Alaska is a 750-mile engineless boat race. The first place team receives $10,000; and second place finishers receive a really nice set of steak knives.
As of Thursday afternoon, the boat currently in second place, Team Foundation Jungle Kitty, was just south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, according to the online race tracker. That crew of eight is sailing a 44-foot carbon fiber sloop.