It was a beautiful day at Furlong Bay for the 7th annual Lakelse Dragon Boat Society regatta on Sept. 8.
Twelve dragon boat teams participated in the day-long event which also featured a barbecue, awards ceremony and prize draw to finish the day.
“The regatta was great,” said coordinator Carole Marcellin. “Even the weather cooperated.”
This wraps up the society’s season, which saw meets peppered throughout the spring and summer here in Terrace and Kitimat, and participants from the area attend the senior games in Burnaby.
At the Terrace regatta, the 12 teams began heats just before noon and finals starting around 3:30.
Rio Tinto Alcan took the top spot in the “A” final with a time of 1:06.59 with the RTA Young Dragons close behind with a time of 1:06.72. The KMP Wave Riders came in about a second later with a time of 1:07.73.
In the “Ladies of the Lake” Mix-up race, a special woman’s only race, the Dragon Divas glided across the finish line first with a time of 1:18.01. The Firey Female Dragons were breathing down the Diva’s necks to finish second in 1:18.85 and behind them the Twisted Dragons came in with a time of 1:19.71.
The “Guts and Glory” 1,000m race sees teams qualify according to the best single race times from the first two rounds.
Rio Tinto Alcan pushed through to come in first with a time of 5:20.63. The KMP Wave Riders were second with 5:25.85 and the Tragically Quick coasted in for third with a time of 5:34.74.