In 2012, Piet of Jonker Custom Building joined the team and brought a wealth of boat-building experience with him. We modified a 'Banks Dory' design to suit our high-speed build needs. 

Believe it or not, we didn't sink (although the pictures make it look awful close) and finished 2nd in our heat. The boat took on lots of water but we made it safely back to shore.

You can find out more about Nanaimo's Silly Boat Regatta on their own website. This year, the event raised over $90K to support the work of the Nanaimo Child Development Center.