ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III is inviting the public to witness the activities lined-up for the 47th Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta from Feb. 9-17.
I am inviting everyone to witness the events for the celebration of Paraw Regatta which is considered as the oldest sailing event in Asia and promotes the city as sports tourism destination, Espinosa said.
Themed Timeless Fusion of Cultural Excellence and Sailing Tradition, the festival will open in Jordan wharf in Guimaras on Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. with lighted boats at 6 p.m. and Miss Paraw Regatta 2019 Talent Competition and concert.
The opening in Iloilo will have photo exhibit and contest, furniture making, and miniature paraw making at SM City mall on Feb. 10.
The Slalom at Villa Beach and Seaferers Jobs Fair at SM City will be participated by shipping manning companies on Feb. 13.
The coronation for Miss Paraw Regatta is set on Feb. 15.
The Pamunit sa Paraw is slated in the morning of Feb. 16, and in the afternoon the Sinamba sa Regatta Street Parade from Iloilo City Center Gaisano Mall along Diversion Road to Contest Proper at Esplanade. The Main Sailing competition is set in the morning, and Lighted Paraw in the evening of Feb. 17 at Villa Beach.
The exhibit of photo contest entries is on Feb. 24-27 with judging on Feb. 25 and awarding on Feb. 28. (Iloilo City PIO)