A state and region regatta has been held
for the year 2018 at the western part of Mandalay Royal Palace, upcountry
The two-day traditional boat races, which
are held on October 27-28, are of 500 metres and 200 metres. The first take
place today, while the latter did yesterday.
The races are categorised into three for
both men and women competitors. The competition groups, which are classified as
five-rower, seven-rower and 10-mixed rower, compete eagerly and rigourously.
“The races are organised to achieve three
aims: To come up with a new generation of regatta rowers and to enhance the
public interest in sporting regatta, not to mention to raise the awareness of
the people’s healthy lifestyles,” said Dr Zaw Myint Maung, prime minister of
Such regatta races had been consecutively
held by Myanmar Rowing & Canoeing Federation, said the prime minister,
adding that the traditional boat races of the Mandalay’s Prime Minister Trophy
began at the Mandalay royal lake in 2014.
The 4th Myanmar National Sports
Tournament organised a traditional sporting regatta in 2015. The year 2016 saw
the state and region regatta sport launched at the Mandalay moat in 2016.