What a way to kick off our 2015 racing season. The St. Martin’s University Dragon Boat Festival in Olympia, WA was a new endeavor for us. This festival is early in the season, earlier than we usually race. It is short 250 meter racing. Sprints, really, and not what we usually train for. Coach Beth called her first race. Betsy tilled her first race. A plethora of new paddlers experienced their first rush of race adrenaline. RCP is embracing change in 2015.
The backdrop was beautiful and Olympia proved to have a happening downtown culture. And, since it’s spring in the Pacific Northwest, we experienced warm sunshine and cold rain over the course of the day.
Our race results:
- 1 Amazon Dragons 1:15.410
- 2 Seattle Flying Women 1:19.910
- 3 Rip City 1:21.843
- 4 Wasabi Soar 1:26.043
- 1 St. Mary’s Academy 1:19.190
- 2 Wasabi Soar 1:22.856
- 3 Rip City 1:22.889
- 4 Mighty Women Paddling Club 1:23.856
- 1 WAM 1:12.900
- 2 Rip City 1:18.800
- 3 WOW Women on the Water 1:24.333
Overall, a great day of racing.