The Prince Rupert Rainbow Warriors won three races and lost one at the 2015 Terrace Regatta earlier in September.

Rupert Rainbow Warriors nab ‘B’ gold

They may call themselves the Prince Rupert Rainbow Warriors, but to the Lakelse Dragons, they were a major thorn in Terrace’s side.

They may call themselves the Prince Rupert Rainbow Warriors, but to the Lakelse Dragons, they were a major thorn in Terrace’s side.

The 10th annual Dragon Boat Regatta at Lakelse Lake in Terrace was the site of a finals victory for the Warriors on Saturday, Sept. 12. To achieve their gold medals, the team took out the host Dragons twice in two races.

In the ‘B’ finals, the Rainbow Warriors took gold versus the Dragons at Furlong Bay to kick off the championship ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ series, starting at 4 p.m.

They completed the race in 1:17.3 and improved on last year’s finish, when they won silver in the ‘B’ final. That race was the second and final time the Warriors left the Dragons in their wake.

Their time was also a full three seconds better than the silver-medal winning Dragons this year, as the Dragons finished their finals race in 1:20.5.

The Terrace Regatta races featured teams from Terrace, Quesnel, Smithers, Kitimat and Rupert and the race format is characterized by a round robin event, where each non-seeded team races against three other teams in a head to head matchup.

The Rainbow Warriors finished in first in two of those matchups, beating the Lakelse Dragons once more as well as the Tyee Lake Dragons, and losing to the Kitimat Leftovers – the eventual overall meet champions.

In their first round robin game against the Dragons, the Warriors beat them by three seconds again, with a time of 1:14.5 compared to Lakelse’s 1:17.6. For their second qualifying race, the Tyee Lake Dragons made things more interesting for the Warriors, finishing only 1.6 seconds behind the Prince Rupert crew.

The Leftovers defeated the Warriors by 5.3 seconds to relegate them to the ‘B’ finals.

The White Lightning finished in second and the Free Spirit and the Tyee Lake Dragons finished in fifth and sixth overall.

A number of women from Rupert also took part in the ‘Ladies of the Lake’ Mix-Up Race, with the Lady Bugs finishing first, the Dragonflies in second and the Lovelies coming in third.

The Terrace Regatta closed out the 2015 dragon boat season for the year.

Anyone wishing to get involved in next season’s races can contact head coach Lori McWilliams at loripaulmcw@gmail.com.

 

Just Posted

Fire crews put out basement fire on 6th Avenue East

Prince Rupert fire chief said the fire is not being considered suspicious

Northern Savings buys old Dairy Queen building

Old Prince Rupert DQ building has been vacant in since the 1990s

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Commercial diver from Prince Rupert drowns in Hecate Strait

WorkSafeBC and BC Coroners Service are investigating the diving incident south of Dewdney Island

Cannabis is legal, what does that mean in Prince Rupert

A review of the city’s new bylaw, the province’s online sales, what can be grown, and what not to do

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Delivering the paper as a family

The Northern View is looking for newspaper carriers in Prince Rupert, join our team today

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Just 7% of Northern B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Most Read