Didn’t make it there this year with building a new camp on a private lake instead, but 2 of my usual canoeing partners are in the thick of it. I have done the YRQ 3 times and the Yukon1000 mile race twice (so far - I’m not done yet). Each is its own race with different techniques and race strategies, and an incredible experience.
My often canoe partner did very well going solo in the YRQ this year. I hope she will accompany me again on another Yukon race in the future.