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Inaugural Alaska Race Likened to 'Iditarod with Chance of Drowning'

For centuries, native canoes have paddled the inside passage to Alaska and next month the historic route will again be teeming with vessels, this time with modern-day sailors out to capture a $10,000 prize, the largest monetary award on the sailing circuit. Organizers say the 1200-kilometer Race to Alaska is the longest human and wind-powered race and they liken it to the Iditarod on a boat. The route takes mariners from Port Townsend, Washington, up the Inside Passage, to Southeast...

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