Written by Gloria Villas
The Malay Association Sailing Boat Owner's Incorporated (MASBOI) has bagged awards in the just concluded 2014 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival – 42nd Edition.
“Jofman B3” was the hailed champion while “Naknak ni Gad” took home the 2nd place, Joecelen Prado’s Discovery was at 6th place, “Tinyurey” at 9th place and Ariel Lim’s “Transporter” was at 12th place.
According to MASBOI Chairperson Manny Casidsid, about 64 sailboats from around Panay participated in the said competition.
Casidsid added that the group’s 10 sailboats have undergone a serious training and preparation before taking on the contest last February 23, 2014 at Villa Beach Shoreline and Villa Festival Grandstand in Iloilo City.
It is their great joy, he said, that MASBOI took home the awards and honor to the Municipality of Malay, noting that the support from the Malay Tourism office and other organizations in the island didn’t go to waste.
The “Paraw Regatta” is the oldest sailing event in Asia, and is frequented by many tourists because of the colorful ‘paraws” or sail boats.
Translated by Shelah Casiano