Sunday, February 24, 2019

An Exciting Entry

The entries are rolling in now, and while each one is exciting in its own right, we love first time entrants. Envolee, and their crew known as “Shut up and Drive” is a first time entrant, and that would be enough to highlight here. However, this entrant is especially exciting to organizers because one, Nathalie is our first woman entrant this year, two, Envolee is based out of San Francisco, making them the furthest travelled, and three, they are competing in the Oregon Offshore Race as a primer for R2AK.

The crew has been racing offshore together for years and welcomed the Figaro 2 Envolee to the family in 2016. Races they have done together or separately include Single-Handed Transpac, Pacific Cup, Coastal Cup, Solitaire du Figaro, Vendee-Globe and the Route du Rhum (go back and read that again….). Her skipper was named Yachtswoman of the Year in 2014 by the Saint Francis Yacht Club for winning the NorCal Single-handed monohull season including competing in that year's single-handed Transpac.

They hope that Sail Like A Girl will enter the race and is challenging them for a pre-race match race in Astoria. The organizers agree and encourage other R2AK participants to consider joining in, please let us know how we can help make that happen!
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