Mayor Nils Jensen will be facing challengers each year in the Floating Tea Cup Race. Made of fibre glass and powered by mis-matched oars, it's a race of skill and daring. Pull too hard on the oars and your saucer may dip into the water and you're sunk! Not to fear, the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society rescue boat is close by.
Past challengers have included former Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe, Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, former Esquimalt Mayor Darwin Robinson, publican Matt McNeill, Olympic rower Silken Laumann, MLA Ida Chong, David Hahn, former President of B.C. Ferries, the Q's Ed Bain, NHL hockey star Geoff Courtnall, actor and author Meg Tilly, and former Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton.
Mayor Nils Jensen is into his second season. This year's challenger is MP Murray Rankin.
The race takes place Sunday, June 2nd at 4:00 p.m. at Willows Beach. See you there!