America’s Offshore Couple

Published on March 13th, 2024

Type II Fun: An experience that’s miserable in real time but great once it’s astern. It’s also the kind of fun that Christina and Justin Wolfe, of Orcas Island, Washington, gravitate toward.

Case in point: Christina, the 2023 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, was the top female finisher in 12 triathlons inside of 12 months, and Justin has won an Ironman. He also beat Lance Armstrong on paper in a time trial, but that’s a story for another space. Together, sailing doublehanded, they crossed the Atlantic, raced to Hawaii (three times), and finished second overall in the 2023 Rolex Middle Sea Race.

These accomplishments didn’t arrive without time spent dwelling inside personal pain caves. For the Wolfes, the lessons mastered on grueling runs, swims, endless road-bike rides and training sessions have yielded a rock-solid foundation for serious offshore racing. – Full story

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