Friday, 22 April 2011

1,000 Rowers in Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival...

At least 1,000 foreign and local rowers are expected to participate in the annual American Tourister Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival, which starts on April 28.

The tournament, to be officiated by the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation, will be held at the beach front of the Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Convention Center.

The races, which will showcase the paddlers’ teamwork, camaraderie, strength and power, will have two main divisions -- the 500- and 300-meter races.

These divisions will be split to several subcategories: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open.

The tournament, touted as the biggest annual international water-sports event in the Philippines, will be presented by the Department of Tourism (DOT). It is organized by the Boracay Island Paddlers Association (BIPA) in cooperation with the Municipality of Malay.