On behalf of the entire club, we offer a sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success. Special thanks go to sponsors who gave of themselves to provide everything from their personal time, use of vehicles, safety boats and prize donations, among other things. The Oak Bay SAR 33 deserve a huge round of applause for their unwavering support of safety for this race. Without support, this race would be a meager affair!
Having a feast at special events, even if a small feast, is part of the Polynesian tradition of our sport. Given the glowing comments received about great food, the food committee led by Erin Beckwirth deserve much credit in keeping these traditions alive.
The 2017 Island Iron will again be hosted by the Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club.