Over 1,000 paddlers join 11th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival

Over 1,000 local and international paddlers from 33 teams compete in the 11th Boracay Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival tournament held last April 20 to 22.

The annual event organized by Boracay Island Paddlers Association (BIPA) in cooperation with the Municipal Government of Malay and supported by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines gathered teams from all over the country and international squads from Singapore, Hong Kong, Qatar and United Stated, among others, to compete in the event which was held along the shores of the White Beach.

This year’s tournament is considered as the biggest as dragon boat teams race in five lanes instead of four.

Another exciting year will also be ahead of the paddlers as next year’s tournament is already pushing through as announced during the awarding ceremony held at Henann Regency.

Among the victorious teams this year are the following:

250M Race

Women’s Small Boat
1st – Philippine Titans
2nd – Singapore Barbarians C
3rd – DBS Asia Dragons
4th – Gruppo Habagat
5th – Boracay Dragonflies

Women’s Standard Boat
1st – Filipino Dragons Singapore
2nd – Singapore Barbarians
3rd – Team DNA
4th – Boracay Bumbshells

Women’s Masters Small Boat
1st – Boracay Bumbshells
2nd – Team DNA A
3rd – Team DNA B
4th – Team DPW

Mixed Small Boat
1st – Onslaught Racing Qatar
2nd – Boracay Sea Dragons
3rd – Pyros
4th – Philippine Titans B
5th – UAE United DB Team

Mixed Masters Small Boat
1st – Gruppo Habagat
2nd – Boracay Dragonforce
3rd – Filipino Dragons Singapore
4th – Team DNA A
5th – Kiyah Sands Singapore

Mixed Standard 250
1st – Philippine Titans
2nd – Pyros
3rd – Gruppo Habagat
4th – Boracay Dragonforce
5th – R. Lapids Amnsinaya

Men’s Standard Boat
1st – Boracay Air Force
2nd – Philippine Titans
3rd – Boracay Sea Dragons
4th – Philippine Tiger Sharks
5th – Cebu Dragons

500M Race

Men’s Standard Finals
1st – Boracay Airforce
2nd – Philippine Titans
3rd – Shangri La Flying Foxes
4th – Boracay Sea Dragons
5th – Pyros

Mixed Masters Small Boat
1st – Gruppo Habagat
2nd – Boracay Dragonflies
3rd – Team DNA-A
4th – Kiyah Sands Singapore

Men’s Small Boat
1st – PNP Maritime
2nd – Boracay Airforce-B
3rd – Philippine Titans-A
4th – Gruppo Habagat
5th – Boracay Dragonforce

Mixed Standard Boat
1st – Philippine Titans
2nd – Pyros
3rd – Boracay Dragonforce
4th – Shangri La Flying Foxes
5th – Gruppo Habagat

Women’s Small Boat
1st – Philippine Titans
2nd – Team DPW USA
3rd – Boracay Dragonflies
4th – DBS Asia Dragons
5th – Filipino Dragons Singapore

Mixed Small Boat
1st – Shangri La Flying Foxes
2nd – Team Hilera
3rd – DBS Asia Dragons
4th – Seahawks
5th – BGC Stormy Dragons

Women’s Standard Boat
1st – Singapore Barbarians-A
2nd – Filipino Dragons Singapore
3rd – Boracay Bumbshells
4th – Team DNA

Men’s Standard
1st – Boracay Airforce
2nd – Philippine Titans
3rd – Shangri La Flying Foxes
4th – Boracay Sea Dragons
5th – Pyros

Mixed Masters Small Boat
1st – Gruppo Habagat
2nd – Boracay Dragonflies
3rd –Team DNA-A
4th – Kiyah sands Singapore

Men’s Small Boat
1st – PNP Maritime
2nd – Boracay Airforce-B
3rd – Philippine Titans-A
4th – Gruppo Habagat
5th – Boracay Dragonforce

Mixed Standard
1st – Philippine Titans
2nd – Pyros
3rd – Boracay Dragonforce
4th – Shangri La Flying Foxes
5th – Gruppo Habagat

 

BY KAREN BERMEJO | PHOTOS BY ISLA GRAPIKA

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