The crew of the Lovely Ladies congratulate each other at the Tri-port Dragon Boat Society's regatta on Saturday.

Wins and waves

Prevailing Wins prevails in the fourth annual Tri-Port Dragon Boat Society regatta Saturday.

PORT HARDY—Prevailing Wins prevailed over a series of rogue waves that nearly swamped rival Na’max’sala to win the mixed class in the fourth annual Tri-Port Dragon Boat Society regatta Saturday.

“Our tiller, Lance Karsten, did a great job of turning to the waves,” said Cora Nelson of Na’max’sala. “We had water over the side of the boat.”

The Warriors topped the Flying Dragons for the ladies title in the regatta, which drew seven teams.

The annual paddle auction produced a new record when a paddle decorated by William Wasden drew a $1,000 bid.