Team Pure & Wild expected to finish first in Race to Alaska | R2AK Update

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Posted 6/20/22

Team Pure & Wild are in first place and expected to win the 2022 Race to Alaska Monday.

At just before 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, the team entered American waters and were south of Duke …

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Team Pure & Wild expected to finish first in Race to Alaska | R2AK Update

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Team Pure & Wild are in first place and expected to win the 2022 Race to Alaska Monday.

At just before 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, the team entered American waters and were south of Duke Island.

At 11 a.m., Pure & Wild had nearly a 200-nautical-mile lead over the second-place team, Elsewhere.

Pure & Wild is a Seattle team racing in a Riptide 44 Monohull; it is crewed by Jonathan McKee, Matt Pistay, and Alyosha Strum-Palerm.

According to Andi Pistay, father of racer Matt Pistay, the team was 46 nautical miles from Ketchikan, Alaska just after 10 a.m. and were traveling at 5.6 knots.

Andi Pistay said Pure & Wild are requesting donations to help raise money for this organization that provides healthy, sustainable seafood protein to food insecure individuals and families throughout the U.S.

According to race organizers "Day 4 Update" at r2ak.com, Team Pure & Wild is expecting to pull in by Monday afternoon: "Team Pure and Wild continues their downwind romp after passing Bella Bella in Day Three’s early morning hours. God and driftwood willing, it looks like they’ll mow down the miles and arrive in Ketchikan midday today... It looks like while the win is more or less in the bag."

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