Thor and Pax used the 2019 Race to Alaska and the attention it garners to take up a growing call for action to help our oceans by raising money and awareness for its lasting protection and preservation.
They restored and modified a 16’ Swampscott Dory to row and sail 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska as part of the 2019 Race to Alaska. Nearly everything used to fix up and outfit the boat was salvaged, repaired and given a second life. Even the boat was saved from the blackberry bushes! They set sail on June 3rd 2019.
Their fundraiser was a success. They set their goal higher than expected (shoot for the moon, land in the stars…) and were very happy with the donation they were able to raise for Pacific Wild. They gave $2200 to Pacific Wild to be used for marine advocacy, campaigns for wildlife protection, and overall supporting their primary goal of getting people engaged with the ocean.