Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2010 : 11th - 12th Dec 2010

Pesta Dragon Boat Race
Date: 11th & 12th Dec 2010
Venue: Teluk Bahang Dam
Time: 9am to 6pm
Entrance: FREE admission

This holiday season promises to be an action packed one, and an action packed one it will be!

The Penang Pesta Open Dragon Boat Race, highlights the pounding of the drums, one at each boat, spurs the rowers as the 28 teams strive to compete each other for a race that is expected to be neck to neck until the very end.

Come witness as the teams from Russia, Brunai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Melaka, PDRM Bukit Aman, Navy and Penang teams like Pacific West, Penang Forward, Anak Malaysia Batu Uban Dragon Boat Team, Kelab Pendayung Taman Perbandaran and etc take on the challenge to compete each other at the Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang!

200m (std boat),
200m (small boat),
500 (std boat),
500m (small boat),
1,000m (std boat)
& 1,000m (small boat)

200 metres,
500 metres
& 1,000 metres

Racing style:

Rules & Regulations:
No of Competitors:
Standard boat: Paddles 18 to 20, 1 drummers & 1 steerer, 4 reserves (26 maximum)
Small boat: Paddles 8 to 10, 1 drummers & 1 steerer, 2 reserves (14 maximum)

8.1: Premier – the primary class of racing. There are no restrictions on competitor’s age. Open to all crews.
8.2: Senior - all competitors must be aged 40 or over on 1st December 2010, with the exception of the Drummer. Open to all crews.
8.3: Junior – all competitors must be aged under 18 but at least 12 on 1st December 2010, with the exception of the Steerer. Open to all crews.
8.4: National – For Malaysian crews only.

Racing Class:
9.1: Mixed Class
Standard boat – minimum of eight (8) and a maximum of twelve (12) Female paddlers.
Small boat – minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) Female paddlers.

There must be a minimum of 5 entries for each race to run.

Wow...what an exciting weekend to be :)

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