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The Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta and Sarawak Regatta, collectively known by locals as Sarawak Regatta 2022 will be taking place at Kuching Waterfront from Oct 28 to Nov 6.

According to an article by the Borneo Post, the event will be held in conjunction with the Sarawak Regatta-Kuching Waterfront Festival 2022.

Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta 2022

The Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta will be held from Oct 28 to 30.

An eye-dotting ceremony for the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta will be held on Oct 29 (Saturday) at 10am.

The event this year will see a special category in support of cancer survivors as October is World Cancer month.

Categories for the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta are as follows:

  • International Premier Open 20’s;
  • International Premier Open 12’s;
  • International Premier Mix 12’s (five male paddlers and five female paddlers);
  • International Premier Ladies 12’s;
  • International Masters Mix 40 and above (for paddlers born on 1982 and before);
  • International Cancer Survivors Race 12’s and Malaysia Closed Men 12’s.

50 teams which are from 16 countries will be participating in the eighth edition of the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta.

The countries participating are United Kingdom (UK), Georgia, Cyprus, Italy, United States of America, Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, Indonesia, Brunei, Iran, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Prizes have increased to RM100,000, comprising cash prizes and trophies.

Sarawak Regatta 2022

The Sarawak Regatta will be launched on Oct 29 at 10am.

The highlight of regatta will take place on Nov 6, with paddlers competing to fight for the ‘Raja Sungai’ trophy.

Prizes are worth RM254,000 and they include cash and trophies.

There are 14 categories this year with the Perahu Tambang (Berdayung) added as the newest category.

According to the article by Borneo Post, there would be 26 preliminary rounds and 14 finals to be held.

Registration forms for the regatta can be obtained at Sarawak Rivers Board office located on the second floor of Electra House building before the closing date at 12pm on Oct 17 (Monday).

Other festivals during the Sarawak Regatta 2022

During the regatta, there would be three more festivals also happening at the Kuching Waterfront, namely an entrepreneur and food festival, Borneo Textile Craft Festival and Sarawak Malay Drum Festival.

These festival will have local food, small and medium industries products, karaoke competitions, handicrafts, ‘Waterfront Idol’, Sarawak theatre house stage presentation, ‘Sounds of Borneo’ concert and Kids Talent Night.

More about regattas

If you need more information about both regattas, or anything related to Kuching, do check out the links below.

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