Paraw Regatta 2024 ready to sail off

Paraw Regatta Festival 2024 on March 1-3, Festivals in Iloilo
Paraw Regatta Festival 2024 on March 1-3.

Paraw Regatta Festival 2024 schedule is all set, with highlights slated to comence on March 1 to 3.

According to Dr. Roberto Somosa, chairman of the Paraw Sailing Event, this year’s edition of the longest and biggest sailing competition in Southeast Asia will officially open on Feb. 25 at Tatoy’s Poolside Resort after a Holy Mass at Arevalo Parish.

Samosa said they expect participants for the Paraw Main Race on March 3 from as far as Boracay Island and nearby towns in Iloilo province and Guimaras. Last year, 48 paraw racers joined in the main sailing event.

Paraw Regatta 2024 Schedule of Activities
Paraw Regatta 2024 Schedule of Activities

Other Paraw events include Pinta Layag which will start on Feb. 26 at JBLFMU-Arevalo Campus; Pinta Regatta Contest on Feb. 27 at Festive Walk Mall Garden Atrium; Paraw Regatta Job Fair (TBA) and Miniature Paraw on Feb. 28; Slalom Race and Paraw Food Fest (Day 1) on Feb. 29; Paraw H.I.I.T, Paraw Duathlon, Beach Sports, Sinamba sa Regatta (Hall of the Justice to Freedom Grandstand) and Paraw Foodfest (Day 2) on March 2.

Aside from the main race, there will be Pinta Tawo, Pinta Layag Judging, Paraw Lechon Contest; Beach Sports at Villa Beach; Paraw Beach Bodies, Lighted Paraw and Fireworks, Paraw Food Fest (Day 3), Paraw Photo Contest and Awarding Ceremony on March 3.

The majority of the events particularly the main sailing race are traditionally held at Tatoy’s Beach Front. (Iloilo CITY PIO)

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