Monday, August 19, 2013

Sarawak Regatta 2013’s last call for entries is Aug 22

KUCHING: Sarawak Regatta 2013 organisers are giving interested parties another two extra days to decide, extending the closing date for entries to Aug 22.

In a statement issued yesterday, organisers said that there might be some parties out there who are not aware that the closing date is looming quickly.

The regatta will be held from Sept 6 to 8 at the Kuching Waterfront.

This year, the King of the River (Raja Sungai) will take home a cool RM10,000 as the grand prize.

Held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Sarawak Independence within Malaysia, the theme for this regatta is ‘The Race for Harmony’.

This year, the regatta will be more special as it will feature the International Dragon Boat Exhibition Race for the first time in Sarawak. Five teams from five countries – Brunei, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Singapore – have been invited for the showpiece.

Three local Malaysian teams from Sandakan, Putrajaya and Penang will also be part of it.

Each dragon boat team is comprised of 18 paddlers, one drummer and one coxswain (steerer) and four reserves.