Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing miles with teammate Greg Spooner to win the 2019 Seventy48 human-powered watercraft race. The 2022 Seventy48 race will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Tacoma, 70 miles from Port Townsend, and participants must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend within 48 hours. The Northwest Maritime Center plans an awards ceremony at Sunday’s Ruckus, which precedes the start of the Race to Alaska on Monday. Some 130 teams were signed up as of Wednesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing miles with teammate Greg Spooner to win the 2019 Seventy48 human-powered watercraft race. The 2022 Seventy48 race will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Tacoma, 70 miles from Port Townsend, and participants must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend within 48 hours. The Northwest Maritime Center plans an awards ceremony at Sunday’s Ruckus, which precedes the start of the Race to Alaska on Monday. Some 130 teams were signed up as of Wednesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

70 miles in 48 hours

By Steve Mullensky

For Peninsula Daily News

Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing miles with teammate Greg Spooner to win the 2019 Seventy48 human-powered watercraft race. The 2022 Seventy48 race will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Tacoma, 70 miles from Port Townsend, and participants must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend within 48 hours. The Northwest Maritime Center plans an awards ceremony at Sunday’s Ruckus, which precedes the start of the Race to Alaska on Monday. Some 130 teams were signed up as of Wednesday.

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