The 'Flies pulled away once again with a powerful finish to win their first gold medal of the 2013 season.
Next, we travel to the other Vancouver for the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival on False Creek in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. on June 21 and 22.
Gwyn, Holly, Wendy, Debbie, Lindsey, and Amy paddled with assorted Peace Dragon Warriors, Fire Breathing Blowfish, and Bridge City to form the winning Awesome Sauce.
Paddle for Life raised nearly $6000 toward the goal of bringing paddle sports to disabled veterans on Vancouver Lake. Congrats to the Golden Dragons who were the team that raised the most.
Second race, first place
Our MC is making this race fun, Double Fifth has generously provided many fabulous raffle prizes, and there is even a Merlin Cd3+ up for grabs.
In our second race, the Flies improved the time. Our kickin' finish has pulled it out for us, two times. Nice work, ladies. One more race, Finals, stay tuned...
First race, first place
Room to improve on the time, but a nice first race in the 10 paddler boat. Go Flies!
Next heat at 1:15. Bring your checkbook to support PFL.
Vancouver Lake Races
The sun is shining and the 'Flies are racing in support of a great cause today.
Paddle for Life Vancouver is raising money to create a Disabled Veterans Water Sports Program at Vancouver Lake. All of the profits from the event and 100% of the donations go directly to creating a free program that will get disabled vets out on the water in dragon boats, rowing boats and kayaks. The need for equipment is great. New docks and ramps are needed and adaptive equipment must be purchased so that veterans with any disability can participate.
Donate directly by sending a check to Paddle for Life 13023 NE Hwy 99 Suite 7, Box 234 Vancouver, WA 98686. You can donate directly with a credit card by calling 877-872-3211. Donations are 100% tax deductible and PFL will send you a receipt for the donation.
With a time of 2:23...
OWLS Dragonflies take fourth in Tacoma! Check back next week for pictures. Great day to be a Dragonfly.
Semifinals, fourth fastest.
Second place, good enough for finals, heat 26 at 3:15.
Second race, third place.
First race, second place.