Dragon boat paddlers, Dahikan surfers join 4th Columbia Samal Summer Kayakfest

Subscribe Now May 23, 2014 at 10:51am

Dragon boat paddlers and surfers are joining the 4th Columbia Samal Summer Kayakfest slated on Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS).

They are the members of the Hiraya Minokawa Dabaw dragon boat team of Davao City and the surfers and skim boarders of Dahikan from Mati City.

The dragon boat paddlers recently saw action in the 1st Davao Dragon Boat Festival.

“We welcome them to join us as this is also part of their cross training,” said race director Jun Bacus of Bugsay Dabaw.

Among the early confirmed entries are the Magsaysay LGU, Mulatto Davao, CARE Group of Digos City, Lapuk, Kapalong, Team Samal and the Tribung Mindanao Mountaineering Club (Trimmoc).

The one-day event has a Basic Kayak Clinic followed by a competition for Novice Men's Singles, Novice Women's Singles, Novice Mixed Tandem, Open Men's Tandem, Open Women's Tandem and Open Mixed Tandem.

There will be a registration fee of Php 300 inclusive of entrance resort fee, kayak use, certificate, raffle and giveaway. Medals and trophies are up for grabs. It is organized by ForePlay Promotions in coordination with Davao City Sports Consumer Cooperative and Bugsay Dabaw.

It is presented by the Columbia Sportswear Company, Department of Tourism XI and Paradise Island Beach Resort and Park. It is sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, Rep. Anton Lagdameo (2nd District, Davao del Norte), Kurmat, TKS Petron, Engr. Michael Te & Esther Te, Lipovitan, Fungisol, Nature's Spring and Tanduay Distillers.

The event, which is backed up by the Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao (MFSM), Mountaineering Federation of the Phils. Inc. (MFPI) and N Designs & Styles, is held in support also of the Ocean Month and the environmental awareness for Mother Earth.

Source: balita.ph

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