Racers do final preparation for the start of the race, at about 4am under the moonlight.
Image from the 1st R2AK, Port Townsend's Race to Alaska. All the boats are wind and/or human powered (oars, paddles, pedals) ... no motors allowed. The race kicked off June 4, 2015, with the 1st leg to Victoria, B.C. http://r2ak.com/