The ninth annual Alert Bay 360 Eco Paddle was held Aug. 6 on a quite foggy morning.
“We had 118 vessels registered, surfski / sea kayak/ canoe and row boats,” said organizer Luke Lessard.
“We had 85 prizes to give away, worth over $10000 retail value.”
Lussard stated the event was not only for experienced paddlers, they also had a couple who were celebrating their wedding anniversary, and their oldest paddler was 80-years-old and the youngest was 10.
“This year was a foggy race, but paddlers were happy to see minke and humpback whales,” said Lessard.
Results from the races are as follows:
1st Katheen Petereit 102.44
2nd Annie Boulding 114.47
3rd Jackie Bell 115.49
1st Ian Daykin 54.26
2nd Ben Muench 58.51
3rd Kevin Lawrence 59.44
1st double kayak
Brain Page / Trista Bilmer 55.20