Inlet Spring Regatta
Dragon boat on Burrard Inlet
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'Woodals' for First, Second and Third Place in Each Division

An Inlet Spring Regatta WOODAL. They float too! (Photo: Jurgen Kaminski)

An Inlet Spring Regatta WOODAL. They float too! (Photo: Jurgen Kaminski)

What’s a woodal!?

The Inlet Spring Regatta is unique in that we have carved wooden medals, that one of our fans dubbed last year as a “woodal." They are created by Beyond Mars Trophies.

Woodals are presented for first, second and third place in every race division of the Inlet Spring Regatta.

Please note that we do not announce our results until the end of the race-day, so we hope you will stick around to accept your team’s winnings and pose for a photo against our natural backdrop of the mountains and water of our inlet near the Rocky Point Pier.

“So well organized, from the parking attendants lining us up neatly in rows, the dock crew there to help new steers, the announcer and music, the photos, tent assignments all laid out, G2G race mgmt, fun, fast paced day, beautiful location and we won a lovely hand made wooden medal!! Well done Nothin Dragons- looking forward to 2019.” - Heather Trenholm

Stay to collect your woodals and get a professional photo against our amazing backdrop of the inlet! (Photo: Joep Olthuis)

Stay to collect your woodals and get a professional photo against our amazing backdrop of the inlet! (Photo: Joep Olthuis)

The Inlet Spring Regatta is set for Saturday, April 27 at Rocky Point Park, Port Moody and registration has been capped at 40 registered teams. Teams can still be wait-listed here, in the event of a cancellation. The process will operate on a first come, first served basis.

The inaugural event in 2018 was a glowing success with rave reviews coming in from dragon boaters, fans, vendors and sponsors. The Inlet Spring Regatta is now a prominent fixture opening the 2019 Dragon Boat Season. The 2019 event will be dedicated to the late Dan Strain, beloved captain and founding member of the Nothin’ Dragon Masters.

Hosted by the Dogwood Nothin’ Dragon Masters, a 50 plus team based in Coquitlam, the team would like to thank K+S Potash Canada, and Marcon who have both returned as sponsors for 2019.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
If you or your company is looking to support our diverse event that encourages water sports, camaraderie, health and fitness to paddlers ranging in age from teenagers to 50+, sponsorship opportunities are available! Email inletspringregatta@gmail.com

About the venue: Known as the City of the Arts, Port Moody is located in Metro Vancouver at the east end of Burrard Inlet and is bordered by Coquitlam on the east and south, and Burnaby on the west. The regatta venue, Rocky Point Park is known for its beautiful amenities, with The Boathouse Restaurant, Pajos Fish and Chips. and Rocky Point Ice Cream all within one to five minutes walking distance. The area is well-known for its four local breweries, also within short walking distance from the venue.  More here.

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 nothindragon.ca.

View all our 2018 EVENT PHOTOS here taken by Joep Olthuis.