Paddleboarders earn top spots in Sooke Harbour Festival races

Barry Donahue, Benjamin Philip, Sue Sanders and Shayne Gavin among winners

  • Fri Aug 26th, 2016 1:00pm
  • Sports

Paddleboards and kayaks paddled for top spot in the recent Sooke Harbour Festival races held along the waterfront, adjacent to Ed Macgregor Park.

The first race was 7.3-kilometres, which ran from Cooper’s Cove, through the harbour and Billings Spit, to the finish line adjacent to the marine boardwalk.

There were also under-12, one-kilometre and 200-metre sprint races. Kayaks only competed in the 7K race.

The results:

7.3-kilometre men’s: Barry Donahue (SUP board under 12 feet); Benjamin Philip (SUP board over 12 ft)

7.3-kilometre women’s: Sue Sanders

7.3-kilometre kayak: Michael Hamiltion-Wojtas

1-kilometre recreational race: Shauna Thomas (women); Jack Kendal (men)

200-metre sprint: Shayne Gavin (men); Nicole Harris (women).