A tandem kayak team from the U.K. were the first paddlers to cross the finish line in the 2014 Yukon River Quest over the weekend.

Team "Two Numbnuts" arrived in Dawson City at 7:30 p.m. Friday with an official time of 45:30:32. American solo kayaker "Time to Go" came in second just before 9 p.m. 

Yukon voyageur canoe team

Voyageur canoe Team Ts'alvit were the first Yukoners to cross the Yukon River Quest 2014 finish line at Dawson City, coming in third behind tandem kayak team Numbnuts and solo kayak team Time to go. (Yukon River Quest/Facebook)


The first Yukoners to finish the race was voyageur canoe team "Ts'alvit" (meaning Arctic loon in Gwitchin). They paddled into Dawson around 10:45 p.m. 

The final teams to finish arrived at around 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Teams got off to a rough start, as five boats were swamped while travelling through high winds and white caps on Lake Laberge.

There were 66 teams representing 13 countries competing in the world's longest canoe and kayak race, covering 715 kilometres down the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City.