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Cowichan Bay Maritime Festival weighs anchor July 28

Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre will be action central during a cargo of races during the July 28 Cowichan Bay Maritime Festival.  - Andrew Leong/file
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre will be action central during a cargo of races during the July 28 Cowichan Bay Maritime Festival.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

The Mad Water Dash tender-row, armed with bilge pumps and other weaponry, is among a fleet of races planned during the rollicking Cowichan Bay Maritime Festival.

"It's boat races in the bay from the government wharf dock to the maritime centre," spokesman Peter Holmes of the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society said of the the July 28 seafaring follies.

The salty 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event will also see dragon boat races, paper-bag rowing races, seagull-outboard races including poker races, and the Mad Water Dash tender row.

The Mad Water Dash could also involve flour bags, water pistols (available for sale) and cannons, plus other wet weapons used by crews, Holmes said.

There's no entry fee but registration is necessary.

For festival details, call 250-746-4955 or email cwbs@classicboats.org.

 

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