Campbell River’s Sixth Annual Dragon Boat Regatta – June 25th 2016

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Campbell River’s River Spirit in action at a recent Dragon Boat Regatta.

Winning either Silver or Bronze at every Race the River dragon-boat regatta since the event began in 2011, the local team has never won the Gold Medal. 

With nineteen teams competing, bringing home Gold won’t be easy this year either. Nevertheless, the whole River Spirit team feel they can do it. 

River Spirit, BraveHearts and the whole Race the River organizing committee wish all the competing teams the best of success at this year’s event.

Race Day Schedule:

  • 07:30 – All Waivers submitted to Registration.
  • 07:45 Team Managers/ Captains/ Tillers meeting
  • 07:45 – Team Welcome Address
  • 07:55 – Group Warm-up
  • 08:05 – Call for Race #1 
  • 08:15 – Load for Race #1 
  • 08:30 Horn Sounds for Race #1 
  • 11:30 – Marine Harvest Salmon BBQ Open
  • 12:30 – Cancer Survivors Carnation Ceremony and Lunch Break
  • 13:00 – Races Resume
  • 16:00 Award Presentations

Competing teams:

1) Abreast of Life – Central Vancouver Island; 2) Angels Abreast – Nanaimo; 3) BraveHearts – Campbell River; 4) Chix with Stix – Nanaimo; 5) Blazing Paddles – Comox; 6) Flying Dragons – Comox; 7) Dragon Divas – Cowichan Valley; 8) Hope Afloat – Comox; 9) Dragonflies – Nanaimo; 10) Dragon Slayers – Pt. McNeill; 11) River Spirit – Campbell River; 12) Tri-Port Warriors – Pt. Hardy; 13) Welly Waveriders – Nanaimo; 14) Angels and Demons; 15) Aquaholics – Nanaimo; 16) Dragonflies – Comox; 17) Dragon Riders – Comox; 18) Cowichan Bay Spirit Dragons; 19) Prevailing Wins – Comox. Please see the Race Grid for when each team is racing.