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June 5 “Hardship” by Spike Kane

posted May 24, 2018, 12:51 PM by PacificNorthWest MultihullAssoc   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 6:46 PM by A Rice ]

Spike Kane spoke about his sailing history in Puget Sound and offshore, of boat building and living aboard, his kayak instructing and guiding.

Then he spoke about the accident in 2005 where he suffered a high spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the arms down. After a long rehab his accomplishments have continued. Besides winning at International adaptive surfing events he wanted to participate in the 2016 Race to Alaska on his F27 Trimaran 'Alula'. It's an inspiring story of how he assembled a crew of two friends who are also disabled and then persevered in their quest to reach Ketchikan, AK.

For those that missed it, you should watch the 20 minute CNN documentary video:  Hard Ship

And read the Sail magazine article:  3 Disabled Sailors Race to Alaska

A Rice,
Jun 8, 2018, 6:44 PM