M5 and Outer Cove retained their titles as champions of the Royal St. John’s Regatta on Wednesday.

M5 won the women’s race with an amazing time of 5:00.71, only four seconds behind the course record set by OZFM in 2003.

Outer Cove won the men’s championship race with a dominating time of 8:59.70, about eight seconds off the course record set by Crosbie Industrial Services in 2007.