5 – Team Sea Runners: Cora Reese & Scott Veirs aboard “Manuoku” (Wharram Hitia 17′)


The best team – confirmed by web designers

Scott is an oceanographer-father based in Seattle who learned to sail on the reservoirs of Colorado. He’s cruised Puget Sound and the San Juans aboard a Wharram Tiki 21 with occasional forays into the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound. Cora is his favorite child and is always better than her brother at everything. She has strengths in everything and her weaknesses include nothing.

Scott built Manuoku (a modified Hitia 17) with Thomas Nielsen for the 2015 Race to Alaska in part to continue exploring the crab claw sailing rig and pedal-powered boats. After getting beaten up by the Qualicum winds of Nanaimo, Manuoku had a great voyage as far north as Telegraph Cove. Of all the R2AK adventures on that trip, though, the most ecstatic moments were the short, competitive sub-races that developed by luck occasionally between a few small boats with like-minded sailing friends. We’re ready for more of that kind of joy. Manuoku competed in the inaugural 2018 “Seventy 48” human-power-only race (32nd out of 101).

  • 2015 Race Towards Alaska (bowed out after 2 weeks at Telegraph Cove)
  • 2018 Seventy 48 (32nd out of 101 human-powered boats)
  • 2018 results: 4th Sea Runners (Scott and Cora) — 44 points
  • 2019 results: 3rd Sea Runners (Scott Veirs and Cora Reese) – 30 points

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