The SMUS spring rowing season began April 11-12 at the Maple Bay Regatta, held this year on Lake Quamichan.
Several local clubs (Maple Bay, Nanaimo, Victoria City Rowing Club) and a number of schools (Queen of Angels, Claremont, Brentwood, Shawnigan and Gulf Islands) took part on a weekend that saw everything in terms of weather. Rain, then sun, then more rain, then sun, then strong winds, which resulted in the last five races having to be cancelled. Indeed, several boats needed to be beached by their crews, though all eventually made it back to base safely.
SMUS put together some solid results, with the Lightweight Girls A 2X winning its race, while the Girls Novice 8+, Lightweight Boys A 1X, and Boys Jr 8+ also reached the podium.
Next on the calendar is the Brentwood College Regatta, set to be held April 25-27 in Mill Bay. Over 1700 athletes from all across the Pacific Northwest are scheduled to take part.
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