First All-Women Team to Complete the R2AK
Four Women Over 50, Raced To Alaska, 750-miles, No Motor, No Support, No Kidding….
On June 23rd, on the 44th anniversary of Title IX passage, four gritty women who sail, over the age of 50, set out to dismantle age and gender stereotypes. Their mission was to use the popularity of this race to Alaska 2016, with over 11 million viewers in its inaugural year, to be role models for women and girls and inspire them to step into the adventure and know that anything is possible, regardless of gender or age.
Team Sistership succeeded and became the first all-women’s team to complete the race and in doing so realized they tapped into a movement much bigger than the R2AK itself – a movement to recognize and empower women of all ages to dream big and live boldly.