The Boundary Bay Brewery team's string of 13 straight Competitive Female Division victories is as well known around Ski to Sea circles as Barron Heating's dominance in the Competitive Open Division.
But Boundary Bay is not the only all-women's team that is dominating its division.
The team from Kulshan Cycles - a group of athletic women from the county ranging from their early 30s to their early 50s - has quite a streak of its own going in the Whatcom Women's Division at Ski to Sea.
"Serious? Yes, we're serious!" said Char Waller in a phone interview. "We've won all six local division titles since we've been a team. We love to show how good local women can be!"
In fact, they're so good, they finished 28th overall last year in the 500-team race.
They're not so serious, however, that they would try to replace anyone unless the time comes when someone voluntarily leaves.
"We love our team so much. We really care a lot about each other," said Waller, 52, who competes on the canoe leg with another 50-something athlete, Veronica Wisniewski.
"We're the old ladies of the bunch," Waller said of the canoe pair.
Not that Waller and her teammates don't have dreams of even greater glory.
"We'd love to beat Boundary Bay Brewery for the overall women's title," she said. "We aren't too far behind."
Last year Boundary Bay won its division in 6 hours, 26 minutes, 24 seconds, while Kulshan won its division with a time of 6:52:43.
But, regardless of the official division titles, don't tell Waller and Co. they aren't competitive.
"We're the same as we were last year," said Waller, also listing cross-country skier Kae Moe, downhill skier Amber Morrison, runner Amanda Miller, road biker Marti Riemer-Varga, mountain biker Beth Hartsoch and kayaker Heather Nelson.
Together, they could put together quite a scrapbook about their individual efforts in sports other than the Ski to Sea Race.
"Most of us are in our seventh year with our Ski to Sea team," Waller said.
Can Kulshan Cycles keep winning?
"I think so, unless some unexpected new force comes in," said Waller, who hasn't heard of anyone trying to overcome their local female hegemony.
Waller, however, readily acknowledges the team feels pressure.
"Of course, there's pressure," she said. "We race in good spirits, but I have to admit there's pressure."
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Michelle Nolan is a Bellingham freelance writer.