The inaugural Mercure KI Lodge Dragon Boat Corporate Cup was held on Sunday December 3 at American River, Kangaroo Island

Scraping home:  In the first race of the finals, the CWA narrowly beat KI Council by half a second. Photo: Steve Howell.

Scraping home: In the first race of the finals, the CWA narrowly beat KI Council by half a second. Photo: Steve Howell.

The inaugural Mercure KI Lodge Dragon Boat Corporate Cup was held on Sunday December 3.

In the Round Robin heats, where teams paddled in three races of 200 metres each, Penneshaw CWA and KI Council were neck and neck, each with a cumulative score of 370 seconds. The NRM Green team were placed third at 396 seconds and the Yellow Individuals ranked fourth on 409 seconds.

KI Council and Penneshaw CWA battled it out in the finals for first place, in a best out of three. CWA Penneshaw won the first race by less than half a second. Council responded by eventually snatching victory and taking home the trophy.

Penneshaw CWA took out silver, with NRM Green successfully winning bronze in a race against the Yellow Individuals.