Paddles up!

West Coast Dragon Boat Society takes over Sproat Lake.

  • Jun. 18, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Members of the Port Alberni Diehards get ready for a heat race at the Sproat Lake Ladies Regatta

Members of the Port Alberni Diehards get ready for a heat race at the Sproat Lake Ladies Regatta

Fifteen dragon boat teams took to the water at Sproat Lake on June 7 for the annual Sproat Lake Ladies Regatta, presented by the West Coast Dragon Boat Society.

The Port McNeill Cats won the platinum race with a time of 4:27:23, followed by Stroke of Luck (Nanaimo) and Flying Dragons (Comox).

Dover Bay (Nanaimo) won the diamond race (4:44:66), followed by Hope Afloat (Comox) and Mid-Island Masters (Nanaimo).

Comox Valley Dragonflies won the gold (4:50:98, with Dragon flies (Nanaimo) in second and Die Hard Dragons (Port Alberni) in third.

Poetry In M’Ocean from Ladysmith won the silver event (4:56:88), followed by Angels Abreast (Nanaimo) and Abreast of Life (Nanoose).

Welly Waveriders (Nanaimo) won bronze with a time of 5:10:09 followed by CV Blazing Paddles (Comox) and Nautigals (Nanaimo).