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Published on Thu, Aug 3, 2006
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Triathlon seeks volunteers
Tri Without Borders race organizers are still looking for volunteers to help them out with next Sunday’s race.

Kayakers, traffic control, aid stations, transitions and finish line, body marking, registration and check-in help is required. Ages 10 and up are welcome and all volunteers with receive a visor and the gratitude of athletes.

The event includes two triathlon races involving swimming, running and cycling, as well as one 3,000-meter open swim through Semiahmoo Bay.

As of Wednesday, 273 racers have signed up for the triathlon. To become involved, call race director Lynne Hoskins at 325-0715 or email at lynne.hoskins@comcast.net.

Drayton Harbor Days festival features wood on water
Vintage wooden boats, steam launches, rides on the historic Plover ferry and homemade raft races are just a few of the spectacles planned for this weekend’s Drayton Harbor Days.

The festival is sponsored by the Port of Bellingham and includes a large marine garage sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Last year’s event included a collection of rafts from such unusual material as junk lumber, old milk cartons, recycled bubble wrap, clean garbage, surplus Barbie dolls – even wads of loose chicken beaks according to one article in The Northern Light.

Tony Flaherty, a marine service representative with the port said this year, he expects “pretty much anything that will float” to be used to make rafts for the George Raft race.

Events begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and will continue until 6 p.m. Sunday at the Port of Bellingham’s Blaine Marina office at 235 Marine Drive.
Registration for the raft race will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The race begins at 2 p.m. that day.

For more information, call 647-6176 or visit www.portofbellingham.com for a complete list of events.