The Sproat Ness dragon boat team placed first in the silver category with a total time of 4.53.22 during the West Coast Dragon Boat Society’s Ladies Regatta on Sunday

Dragon boaters paddle Sproat Lake for Ladies Regatta

Fifteen teams came out to paddle on Sproat Lake for the West Coast Dragon Boat Society's Ladies Regatta.

Fifteen teams participated in the West Coast Dragon Boat Society’s Ladies Regatta on Sunday, June 12 and the weather was perfect for the competition.

The Friendship Centre was the charity of choice and money was raised for their child care program.

The winner of the monetary prize was Bob Beaton who took home $342 and was presented his prize by Darlene Leonew, an employee at the centre.

Bagpiper, Sue Nye, piped in all the teams in the morning and then there was a warmup before the races began.

The races were held at Sproat Lake.

Diamond Category

First place went to Stroke of Luck, Nanaimo- total time 4.33.98.

Second: River Spirit, Campbell River- total time 4.40.21.

Third: Flying Dragons, Comox- total time 4.45.81.

Fourth: Hope A Float Comox/Courtenay-total time 4.46.82.

Gold Category

First: Comox Valley Dragonflies- total time 4.51.96.

Second: Let Her Run, Nanaimo – total time 4.52.16.

Third: Abreast Of Life, Central Vancouver Island- total time 4.52.92.

Silver Category

First: Sproat Ness Dragons, Port Alberni- total time 4.53.22.

Second: Sea Sisters, Cowichan- total time 4.53.38.

Third: Welly Wave Riders, Nanaimo- total time 4.59.47.

Bronze Category

First: Paddling for Life, Powell River- total time 5.02.00.

Second: Nautigals, Nanaimo- total time 5.02.66.

Third: Diehard Dragons, Port Alberni- total time 5.07.76.

Fourth: Phoenix Rising, Nanaimo- total time 5.15.64.

Fifth: Blazing Paddles, Comox Valley total time 5.19.71.

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