Monday, April 8, 2013

2nd Cobra - Phil Dragon Boat Federation Int'l: Bohol Challenge

Dragon Boat in action

Above photo shows one of the competing teams during the Inato Dragon Boat Competition held at the scenic Tagbilaran-Dauis Strait in Bohol, the site for the 2nd Cobra-PDBF International Dragon Boat Club Crew Challenge - Bohol Edition set on April 26- 30, 2013

Bohol will be hosting the 2nd Philippine International Dragon Boat competition for the first time. 

It is an occasion that will not only excite the Boholano sports fans but will also offer opportunities for enterprising Boholanos. 

Aside from around 10 teams from around the Philippines and two to three teams from Bohol, three to five foreign teams will also be entering the competition truly making the event international in scope. 

The champion team from the Philippine Army that won in the Tampa, Florida Games back in 2011 will also see action

The Philippine Army Team that won in the Tampa. Florida, USA Dragon Boat Int'l Cup 

There are three distances–200 meters, 500 meters and two kilometers–having three categories each men’s, women’s and mixed.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in Dragon Boat Racing

Ms Anabelle Tario was in Bohol to provide a month-long training for dragonboat paddlers of the province

Ret. Gen. Charly Holganza, who heads the organizing committee of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF), is optimistic of the positive impact that the international dragon boat race has on Bohol particularly on the media mileage and consequently on the tourism potentials of the place

Charly further said that holding the 2nd Cobra-PBDF International Club Crew-Challenge in Bohol will eventually enhance youth and sports development and spur opportunities for the localities

I am looking forward to watching the thrilling sporting spectacle of noisy paddlers & colorful boats going neck and neck in the race that would be held at the Tagbilaran - Dauis Strait.

Everyone is invited to watch the event. 

So this early, mark your calendars already and be a part of sports history in Bohol as it unfolds on April 26 to 30, 2013 

Admission is for FREE!

Photo Credits: Ghen Lumayag/ Edrian Semana

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