Silly boat entry needs a new crew

Have a boat trailer you don’t mind lend out? Feel like being the crew on a Nanaimo Silly Boat Race Regatta entry? The Vancouver Island Dyslexia Association has the vessel for you.

ERRINGTON — Have a boat trailer you don’t mind lend out?

Feel like being the crew on a Nanaimo Silly Boat Race Regatta entry?

The Vancouver Island Dyslexia Association has the vessel for you.

The VIDA has its boat ready for the Sun., July 17 event in Nanaimo — but it finds itself without crew or a way to get there.

Co-ordinator Julien Fell reports that their crew have taken jobs out of area, and their only member with a pickup truck is out of the country. So, they are seeking help from the community.

“VIDA has a boat ready,” stated Fell in an e-mail to The News. “It is in Errington. It is an improved upgrade of a design used in 2009. It uses a paddle wheel powered by three bicycles.

“We need three young athletes, preferably bicycle racers, and one or two truck owners to help move and assemble  the boat on race day.  The rules require the boats to be brought to the site in pieces. All assembly must take place at the race site.”

As a charity, Fel said the VIDA is also seeking a sponsor.

For details, contact Julian Fell at 250-248-4296.