Results of the 2018 Inlet Spring Regatta
Paddlers came, the sun shone, and the inaugural Inlet Spring Regatta on April 22 was a huge success. Congrats to our winners! Results from today's races can be found HERE.
36 teams took part in the 2018 startup of the 200m sprint event hosted by the Nothin' Dragon Masters, originated to commemorate the team's 20th anniversary.
It was a crisp blue sky start, but once the teams arrived and tents were set up, moods warmed with the spirit of camaraderie, and the specially selected tunes by event DJ and announcer Rod Macbeth. Kwikwetlem First Nation opened the event with a special smudging blessing of the boats, the water and those in attendance.
Races began on time and the event moved smoothly onward with back to back sprints. Due to the low tides, a shorter lunch break was deemed necessary, and VIP paddlers selected by every team, as well as Nothin' Dragon Masters alumni, enjoyed a boating excursion on the water. The day was certainly picturesque for it with blue skies, calm waters, and snow-capped mountains on the horizon.
Adding to the festival-like atmosphere were entertainers, Tony Prophet and Chapter 11, with a guest performance by the Edmonton Boys' and Girl's Choir.
Thanks to the teams who participated: FLCC FORTified, Dragon Snaps, Deep Cove Wave Crashers, Pirates, Century Dragons, Dragon Hybrids, D-Fyance, Spirit of Fraser Valley, FLCC Titanium, SDBA Chawanda, Cultus Blue, FLCC Fast & Furious, FCRCC Momentum, Draggin Divas, Dragon Zone Twisted Hips, FLCC Sundragons, SFU Shockwave, Swordfish, The Al-O-Wetters, Abreast in a Boat -DEAS, Abreast in a Boat - Rocky Point, Abreast in a Boat - FT Langley, Abreast in a Boat - Up the Creek, FLCC Chicks Ahoy, Spirit Point Dragons, Port Moody Dragons, Rocky Point Dragon Boating Womens, Grandragons, INSINK, FLCC Spirit of a Renegade (SOAR), Nothin' Dragon Masters, Cultus Lake Dragon Flyers, Concord Pacific Flying Dragons, Thunder Strokers, Deep Cove Perfect Catch, and Nothin' Dragon Masters (Black and Red).
View all our EVENT PHOTOS here taken by Joep Olthuis (please credit if used).
The event sponsors: K + S Potash Canada, Reed Point Marina, City of Port Moody, Port of Vancouver, PC Urban, Beedie Living, Marcon, Lotus Sports Club, 98.7 The Point radio, Oddball Apparel, Shutter Up & Shoot, Rotary Club of Port Moody. Thanks also to Cobs, Save-on-Foods, Flavelle Cedar, Eagleridge Tim Hortons, Costco, Save-on-Foods, and Hydrop Pop Event Services.
About the Nothin' Dragon Masters: The Nothin' Dragon Masters are a 50 + team based in Coquitlam, B.C., and operate under the Dogwood Seniors Society. The team has approximately 70 members and mentors challenged youth through their Kateslem Kids Program as well as supports the Riverside Secondary dragon boat team. More information at