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
Daniel and Jonathan enjoy canoeing Canada’s many rivers and lakes. They had decided to try their luck on the mighty Yukon River and, in the process, hope to raise money for human rights defenders who have been forced into exile. Click here to donate.