North Bend, Wash. — PropEle Electric Boat Motors, the innovation leader in portable electric propulsion, announced today its electric motor brand, EP Carry, is a sponsor of the R2AK – Race to Alaska regatta. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered boat race.
“We are proud to sponsor this year's Race to Alaska,” said Joe Grez, founder, PropEle. “We have followed the race via the R2AK's Race Tracker 24/7 since its inception and we're firm believers in its mission of getting people out on the water to explore, enjoy and challenge themselves.”
R2AK was created to reduce the constructs of a regatta to a bare minimum, trusting in the self-reliance, seamanship and honor of the participants. The race involves two stages totaling 750 miles from Port Townsend to Victoria, British Columbia and then finishing in Ketchikan, Alaska. Any boat type or form of human or wind propulsion is allowed as long as there are no engines onboard – no support is permitted.
“The Race to Alaska captures the excitement, joy and power of nature we all experience on the water, just multiplied exponentially,” continued Grez. “We're huge fans of the format, and don’t take their no-motors rule personally. We all have the same goal of promoting enjoyment of time spent on the water without the distraction and environmental impact of an internal combustion engine. So, here's a tip of the hat to our friends at R2AK – may you have a great race.”
The EP Carry electric motor is the lightest and easiest to use outboard. It is designed specifically for dinghies, tenders, small rowing and other craft under 13 feet and 600 pounds. The EP Carry product line delivers ship-to-shore simplicity and quiet electric power with unique, patented features for easy control, comfort and safety. Engineered for maximum efficiency, the EP Carry features a patented water-lubricated gear system that requires zero maintenance. Owners of the EP Carry can enjoy safe operation due to its innovative high-aspect ratio and slow-turning prop design; as well as a low-force grounding kick-up, a well-protected skeg and an electronic shear pin. The motor is available in three shaft lengths – Mini, Standard/Short and Long, and is the easiest electric motor to charge at home and from the mothership.
To learn more about EP Carry or PropEle Electric Boat Motors please visit www.epcarry.com.
To follow the R2AK excitement, visit r2ak.com.