42nd Iloilo Paraw Regatta classic reels on-A A +A
Friday, February 7, 2014
THE classic sporting sea race along the Iloilo Strait will reel on the third weekend of February, but different activities will start from February 15 to 23, 2014.
Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation chairman Manuel Villa said the paraw regatta is celebrating its 42 years of existence in giving thrills to spectators as more than 100 outrigger boats with colorful masts dotting the strait outracing each other.
The participants will come from different coastal parts of Iloilo, Guimaras, Capiz, Aklan and Negros Occidental to race at the 33.3-kilometer race course starting from Tatoys Manokan at Villa Beach to Sto. Rosario, Buenavista Guimaras and back to the finish line.
The biggest boat race in the Philippines in terms of participants, the Iloilo regatta boasts of colorful boats which raced each other using the wind along the strait.
Aside from the boat race, other activities include sporting events such as deep sea fishing competition, rapid chess tournament, national beach Frisbee, national women’s beach volleyball, men’s beach football, slalom competition, “pinta layag” painting contest of the boat masts, seafood festival, photo exhibit, miniature paraw making contest, search for Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival 2014, photo contest, “pintawo” body painting contest and sinamba entertainment presentations.