Nanaimo’s World Championship Bathtub Race sees extreme seas

Nanaimo's World Championship Bathtub Race sees extreme seas

The majority of competitors don’t cross the finish line in the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race. Kendall Hanson reports. 

Nanaimo hosted the 51st running of the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race on Sunday.

There were a lot of nerves and anticipation as racer’s put their tubs into the waters this morning.

Winds picked not long before the race making for tough conditions for many of the people entering the great race for the first time.

“I’ve lived on the Island for about 20 years and have always been interested but I finally took the leap and built a tub and got a motor, “said 46 year-old David La France. “We’ll see how it goes. I’m scared.”

Thousands watched as the tubber’s began the race.

Of the 33 entries, most did not finish because of choppy and windy conditions.

Brandon Leigh finished first with a time of two hours and 20 minutes.

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