MEET THE CHALLENGERS
Hobo Squad - USA
Two friends who have their lives centered around the ocean and competing in races together – skills in all vessel types and competing in a canoe for 2018.
Team Savage - CAD
An experienced husband and wife team who have been paddling and racing together for over a decade.
Kiwis - NZ
A keen paddling duo from NZ who have competed in the Yukon1000 before (2014) and in every Godzone adventure race.
RP - UK
Both team members have extensive rowing experience with Nick winning the first ever race across the Indian Ocean in 2009.
Extremely Insane SUPMAD Kiwi - NED/ NZ
Two SUP racers from opposite ends of the Earth, their goal is to break the race record to the finish line.
Harlin Chancers - UK
An enthusiastic sporting team who are competing to challenge themselves and their resilience, but also to raise money for Scope – a charity that gives disabled people the same opportunities as everyone else
Starboard - NED
Both looking for a new adventure (be careful what you wish for!) these two experienced SUP racers are in it for the personal challenge.
Kokorua - NZ
Travelling all the way from New Zealand these two are looking to get over the finish line (preferably in front of any Australians!).
Cocoplum Navy - USA
Both endurance athletes for SUP, both team members are another duo that are in this for the physical challenge.
10th Life Kayaking - USA
Both outdoor junkies and endurance athletes, these two are searching for their limits and hoping to find them with the Yukon1000.
Essence - UK
Both regulars on endurance events (North Sea, Atlantic, Gobi Desert) all in aid of NSPCC – a UK children’s charity.
Yu-kon not be serious - UK
These late entrants for the race are well prepared for a survival/ endurance experience with their military backgrounds – they are in the race to remind each other they “still have it”.
Independent Poland - PL/ USA
Both from different corners of the Earth, Marcin has experience in paddling all over the world from the Amazon to Siberia; Ben is our most local competitor with canoes always being part of his life.
It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time - USA/ CAD
A mysterious duo with a lot of survival and paddling experience.