The competitive season is underway for the Delta Deas Rowing Club which participated in back-to-back races - the Head of the Fort and Head up the Creek.
The Head of the Fort, a 6.5 kilometre head race in Fort Langley, was the first challenge for the Delta rowers and they rose to it in fine form. The club finished on top in virtually every category entered, coming away with first place in junior girls double, the junior boys double, women's single, the mixed quad and women's masters quad.
In addition, DDRC was second in the men's quad, the men's single, while the junior girls were runner-up in the women's quad and another women's crew took third in the women's quad. In fact, the club took four of the top five spots in the women's quad event.
The club then headed to waters of False Creek in Vancouver for the Head up the Creek.
This regatta did not produce quite the same medal haul but given that the club had a smaller presence it was impressive none the less. The junior boys quad took first place, as did the women's double and men's double. The mixed quads took second and third.
The juniors in particular did exceptionally well and are ramping up for their sprint regatta season.