Whistler rower wins Head of the River trophy at Nicomekl regatta

Womens’ doubles rowing teams prepare for a race Saturday. - Boaz Joseph photo
Womens’ doubles rowing teams prepare for a race Saturday.
— image credit: Boaz Joseph photo

Nearly 200 rowers in 80 boats dipped their oars into the waters of the Nicomekl River Saturday, at the annual Head of the River Regatta.

The Head of the River trophy – given to the best individual rower or team – was awarded to Whistler Rowing Club’s Maureen Harriman, who competed in the women’s singles event.

The Head of the River title is determined after all results – in all divisions – are weighted by number of rowers, age, gender and boat-type.

In addition to singles competition, the regatta also featured doubles, quads, fours (which differs from quad, as rowers only get one oar each) and eights.

“It was a fantastic day, a great event,” said Nicomekl Rowing Club president Malcolm Fletcher.

Rowers from the Lower Mainland, Whistler and Seattle all took part in the event, which was staged near the one-way bridge in Elgin, with rowers heading toward the mouth of the river near Blackie Spit.

Other notable winners on the day included the Delta Deas’ pairing of Hilary Schaap and Amanda Serek, who were named the top junior (under-18) rowers, while an eight-man team from the Vancouver Rowing Club took top novice (under one-year experience) honours.

Nicomekl Rowing Club’s Stephen Lawson won the men’s singles race, while the Nicomekl duo of Helen Healey and Mary Tisdale were winners in the women’s doubles event.

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