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Feb 22, 2009
PARAW REGATTA 2009
Philippines is celebrating festivals all year round.Every region, provinces and cities has different kinds of festivities.There are some festivals in Iloilo and one of them is Paraw Regatta.The Iloilo Paraw Regatta is a race among native outriggers in the strait between GuimarasIsland and IloiloCity.It is instituted in 1973 and has grown both in size and renown.The event has become more exciting, colorful and challenging.This is an activity every summer hedged with rules, umpires and kibitzers.
I arrived in the seashore of Arevalo (Villa), Iloilo at 6:45 am since the program will start at 7am.
Other sailboats were already on the seashore.
Kids were the more excited onlookers. They were waiting at rest.
Some outriggers were just about to prepare.
I love the paintings.
The race started at exactly 9:30 am. What can I say?