Conditions were a bit choppy, but close to ideal for Sunday’s World Championship Bathtub Race in Nanaimo.
Nathan Barlow of Nanoose was the first to ring the bell at Departure Bay Beach; in one hour, 14 minutes and 20 seconds.
Barlow’s been doing this for about 20 years now and says it might be time to focus on growing the sport.
The first woman to finish the race, also gets the nod as oldest competitor; 58-year-old Marian Stewart.
There were also some good times posted at the two big competitions during the Sea Cavalcade in Gibsons.
David Barnum finished Sunday’s Keats Island to Armours Beach swim in 26 minutes 8 seconds.
Linnea Uunila was the first woman on the beach, with a time of 29 minutes 30 seconds.
And a record 118 runners took part in Saturday’s Sea Cav Mile (112 crossed the finish line)
The winner was Greg Edgar of Sechelt with a time of 4-minutes 33.6 seconds.
Mary Edgar of Vancouver was the fastest woman at 5 minutes, 19.2 seconds.