Captain Ross Britt
Ross
Place of Birth:
Menominee, Michigan
Date of Birth:
July 13th
I t has been 2 years since the Great Amazon River Raft Race and I was looking for a marathon paddling race.  The Yukon River Quest popped up.  460 miles seemed a little excessive, but I figured "Why Not?"  So, I followed last years race day by day as it unfolded and I even recognized a few Bay Area names.  I always wanted to drive from Vancouver through the Yukon to Anchorage.  Even though I'm not driving, this will be close enough...
Lawrence Pang
Place of Birth:
Vallejo, CA
Date of Birth:
The 7th of June...on a dark and stormy night

 

Ever see those old cartoons of the wimpy kid wearing the duck-shaped life preserver?  For most of my life, and in many ways, that's me.  I drive in the slow-lane, show up to work over an hour early (just in case traffic increases my commute time by 300%), and vigorously douse my hands with hand sanitizer anytime someone in the same building sneezes.  Don't get me wrong, I like the way I am, and have no desire to change these quirks.  But I would love to be able to say that just once in my life, I pushed myself to my absolute limit--and survived.  To paraphrase Dorothy...460 miles of paddling, a release of liablity in case of bear-mauling, and lots of lots of germs...oh my.  To new friends, shared adversity, and of course...to bragging rights.  Yukon River...BRING IT ON!
Johnny Eason
johnny
Place of Birth:
Connecticut
Date of Birth:
3-23-74
My reasons for doing this are not very long or deep.  Ross and you approached me at the shop and it sounded like a very cool and epic trip.  i am always looking for that unique and different adventure and this fell right into that category.  I have never been up there and to spend 3 days out on the water in a remote area of the world sounds like a great adventure.  It just looks like a lot of fun!
Brian Soo
Place of Birth:
San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
May 7th
My friend keeps getting me to do crazy things.  I just hope I survive.
John Eck
Place of Birth:
Chicago, IL
Date of Birth:
August 15
I always wanted to visit the Yukon.  I read about it when I was young (not that long ago).  To combine this with paddling, well.......who could resist.
Sandy Eck
Place of Birth:
Chicago IL
Date of Birth:
May 13
Why am I doing this? Insanity possibly, but mainly because it sounds like a fun, challenging, and unique travel experience.
Andy Tubbs
Place of Birth:
Orange County, CA
Date of Birth:
January 12th
I'm racing because of the challenge and to meet new people. I was born in Orange County, California on January 12th
Candra Canning
Place of Birth:
San Francisco, CA
Date of Birth:
December 7

Johnny asked me to join the crew. More accurately, Johnny pressured me to jump on board.  I'm not one to pass an invitation for adventure.  I said no at first and then something about this event kept tickling my fancy.

 I'm a fan of Robert Service poems and have been curious about the Yukon for years.  Sounds like the proper credentials to me.   Besides, who can resist a crossing of Lake La Barge?  I'll bring the safety "ring"!  Tally ho!