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Francis Viel, October 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM

EPIC GREEN COLLEGE REPRESENTATION AT THE DAY OF THE LONGBOAT

EPIC GREEN COLLEGE REPRESENTATION AT THE DAY OF THE LONGBOAT
Three teams of passionate paddlers steered their boats to third and fourth places of the male and female championships.


When the sun shone its early rays into their rooms, twenty devoted women chose to spend their Saturday morning in a wobbling and wet canoe rather than a warm and cozy bed. With their morale boosted by green war paint and a handful of supporters, the two women teams jumped into their boats and started paddling as they had never paddled before. As they were pushing back the abundant dihydrogen monoxide, Newton’s third law of motion provided them with a respectable velocity in the forward direction, leading the Green Dragonnettes to the finish line in a little more than 17 minutes closely followed by the Mean Green Rowing Machine.

 

The two women teams executing their first turn under the supervision of a familiar lifeguard.

 

Missing all the morning excitement, the Green Beard Pirates grabbed their mighty life jackets (essential for modern piracy) to match their not-so-green beards only during the afternoon. Turbulent waters were menacing the crew, but the pirates have seen worse during their decades of nonexistent sailing experience. As the race started, Poseidon’s madness struck four of the eight ships. Tears were hardly distinguishable from seawater in the eyes of the capsized paddlers, looking with envy at the Green Beard Pirates safely afloat and fiercely fighting for first place. With a time of 13 minutes and 33 seconds, the team secured a place at the men’s championship.

The Green Beard Pirates sharing the sea with the sailboats and mighty cargo ships of Burrard Inlet.


The three teams returned on Sunday with infinitely more experience, ready for the finals. This experience translated into the Green Dragonettes finishing the division final with two minutes less than their previous time, beating the Mean Green Rowing Machine and advancing to the women’s championship where they finished fourth. The men also gave all their energy to get third place in the men’s championship.


Congratulations to all the participants for an amazing weekend! Our teams were so strong that no other team dared to register in our division to compete against us...

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