And so it happened. 109 teams barreled up Puget Sound. 97 teams finished. 12 Broke their boats or were too strongly lured by the sirens promising warm beds and a relief to aching muscles. The pot of money was stirred and divvied up. As first across the finish line Team IMUA took home $5400 and are giving it to a charity of your choice…which is totally not true. We have no idea what they are doing with the money. All the class awards and the Random Hero award took home $1362.50. Yup, they got quarters as part of that win. And while the greatest prize was just being able to complete the race and high five their fellow racers, a little moolah in the right hand isn’t a bad thing.
Here are the money winners for the 2019 SEVENTY48:
The one that beat ‘em all: Team IMUA, Maas Sliding Seat Double
By Yourself: Team Wave Forager, Maas Sliding Seat Single
Facing Forward: Team IDEA, twin bicycle powered catamaran built by students from Tacoma’s SAMI School
Standing Up: Team Heart of Gold, custom designed Bark SUP
Ortlieb Most in Need of a Drybag Team Don’t Duet, Pocock Double Wherry
Mustang Be Safe: Team Type 2 Fun (who helped Don’t Duet when they swamped their boat!), Seaward Passat double kayak
Random Hero Award: Team Fat Tug
2019 SEVENTY48 Race Results
97 teams finished year two of SEVENTY48. Here are the results. They’re sortable too. I know, we’re zippy.