Jul 14, 2008

Sarawak Regatta Press Release

KUCHING, August 1, 2008 - With its origins dating back to the 19th century when the European community in Sarawak organized an annual boat race along the Sarawak River, the Sarawak Regatta is today one of the most unique regattas in the world.

Traditional longboats and dragon boats, each with their own vibrant and varied colours and sails make it a truly spectacular water sport event that draws out interest from around the region. Side competitions such as grease pole climbs and duck catching have also through the years become an integral part of the regatta as noted by their growing popularity among local folk.

What was once the sports of Sarawak's colonial rulers in the past where its enthusiastic ruler, Rajah Charles Brooke used to ferry his distinguished guests from across the country for the event on his own yacht, the "Maimunah 1" to the event.

Then organized and funded collaboratively by the British Resident, the District Office and the Government, as well as public donations, the Sarawak Regatta has, thankfully weathered the changes in social and political tides to remain one of the state's most popular annual highlights.

For more information, please contact:
Resident Office, Kuching Division
Barrack Road
93000 Kuching
Tel : +60 (0)82 241660
Fax: +60 (0)82 244435
E-mail: khuzaimo@sarawaknet.gov.my
Attn: Puan Khuzaimah Othman
Website: http://www.sarawakregatta.com/

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Sarawak Regatta Press Release

Issued on 9th June 2008 at Baitulmakmur, Petra Jaya

Event      :   The Sarawak Regatta 2007

Date       :   1 - 3rd August 2008

Time       :   8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Venue     :   Kuching Waterfront, Kuching

1.         Guest of Honour         

Opening Ceremony - 2nd August 2008  at 10.00am
The Right Honorable Chief Minister of Sarawak

Closing Ceremony - 3rd August 2008 at 2.00 pm
His Excellency Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak

2.         Sarawak Regatta Organizing Committee

Advisor  : YBhg. Datuk Haji Mohd. Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani, Deputy State Secretary
Organizing Chairperson  : Puan Rodziah Haji Morshidi, The Resident of Kuching Division

Sub-Committee
Kementerian Pembangunan Bandar dan Pelancongan
Lembaga Sungai - sungai Sarawak
Jabatan Laut Sarawak
Pejabat Polis Daerah Kuching
Polis Marin
Jurutera Bahagian, JKR

Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara (DBKU)

Kementerian Pembangunan Sosial dan Urbanisasi

Lembaga Pelancongan Sarawak (STB)

Lembaga Penggalakkan Pelancongan Malaysia (Tourism Malaysia)

Jabatan Kesihatan Bahagian

Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Sarawak (Rescue 911)

Jabatan Penyiaran Kuching (RTM)

Jabatan Penerangan Bahagian

Kuching Waterfront Management

RELA

3.         Categories of races

i)          7 paddlers (men)
ii)         10 paddlers (women)
iii)        15 paddlers mix (8 men + 7 women)
iv)        15 paddlers (men)
v)         20 paddlers (men)
vi)        30 paddlers men (Trophy TYT Yang Di-pertua Negeri)
vii)       20 paddlers Inter division (men)
viii)       30 paddlers hotels & Tour Agencies (25 men + 5 women)
ix)        20 paddlers VIP (men) A
x)         20 paddlers VIP (men) B
xi)        20 paddlers International
xii)       15 paddlers Tourist

4.         New categories          

i)          20 paddlers government and corporate agencies (men)
ii)         20 paddlers Inter State
iii)        20 paddlers Inter Varsity
           (Depending on participations)

5.         Sources of Fund

Grant from:

i)          Ministry of Tourism Malaysia                                         
ii)         Ministry of Urban Development and                     

Tourism Sarawak

Sponsorship                              :         

i)         Shell Berhad                                                        RM100,000.00
ii)         Petronas Malaysia Berhad                                     RM  50,000.00
iii)        Ta Ann Holding Sdn Bhd                                        RM  30,000.00
iv)        Global Upline Sdn Bhd                                           RM  30,000.00
v)         Murphy Sarawak Oil                                               RM  30,000.00

6.         Open for registration

Starting 9th June 2008 through the website of :
sarawakregatta.com
or
Sarawak Rivers Board
Level 2, Electra House
Power Street, 93000 Kuching\

Registration Fees

 1.0

 

BALOK BOAT 7 PADDLERS
Perahu Balok 7 Pekayuh

 

RM 70.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

 

BIDAR BOAT
Perahu Bidar

 

 

 

 

2.1

 

10 PADDLERS WOMEN
10 Pekayuh Wanita

 

RM 100.00

 

 

2.2

 

15 PADDLERS MIX ( 8 MEN + 7 WOMEN )
15 Pekayuh Campuran ( 8 Lelaki + 7 Wanita )

 

RM150.00

 

 

2.3

 

15 PADDLERS MEN
15 Pekayuh Lelaki

 

RM150.00

 

 

2.4

 

20 PADDLERS MEN
20 Pekayuh Lelaki

 

RM200.00

 

 

2.5

 

30 PADDLERS MEN
30 Pekayuh Lelaki

 

RM300.00

 

 

2.6

 

20 PADDLERS MEN INTER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & CORPORATE
20 Pekayuh Lelaki Antara Agensi Kerajaan Dan Korporat

 

RM300.00

 

 

2.7

 

20 PADDLERS MEN ( INTER-DIVISION )
20 Pekayuh Antara Bahagian Lelaki

 

RM300.00

 

 

2.8

 

20 PADDLERS MEN INTERNATIONAL (OPEN)
20 Pekayuh Lelaki Antarabangsa (Terbuka)

 

RM300.00

 

 

2.9

 

20 PADDLERS MEN INTER IPTA/IPTS/IP
20 Pekayuh Lelaki Antara IPTA/IPTS/IP

 

RM300.00

 

 

2.10

 

15 PADDLERS - TOURIST
15 Pekayuh Pelancong

 

RM225.00

 

 

2.11

 

30 PADDLERS MEN VIP
30 Pekayuh VIP Lelaki

 

RM450.00

 

 

2.12

 

30 PADDLERS MEN INTER STATE
30 Pekayuh Lelaki Antara Negeri

 

RM450.00

 

 

2.13

 

30 PADDLERS HOTEL/TOUR AGENCY (OPEN)
30 Pekayuh Hotel/Agensi Pelancongan Terbuka

 

RM450.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

 

TAMBANG BOAT
Perahu Tambang

 

 

 

 

3.1

 

TAMBANG BOAT- MOTORISED
Tambang Berenjin

 

RM10.00

 

 

3.2

 

TAMBANG BOAT- NON-MOTORISED
Tambang Berdayung

 

RM10.00

Race Programmes
August 1, 2008 (Friday)

Time

Activities / Events

Event Code

Remarks

1430

Bidar 15 Paddlers Men

P04A

Heat A

1445

Bidar 15 Paddlers Men

P04B

Heat B

1500

Kayak Single Men

K01A

Heat 1

1515

Bidar 30 Paddlers Men

P06A

Heat A

1530

Bidar 30 Paddlers Men

P06B

Heat B

1545

Kayak Double Men

K03A

Heat 1

1600

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men

P05A

Heat A

1615

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men

P05B

Heat B

1630

Kayak Double Mixed

K05A

Heat 1

1645

Balok 7 Paddlers Men

P01A

Heat A

1700

Balok 7 Paddlers Men

P01B

Heat B

1715

Bidar 15 Paddlers Mixed (8 Men + 7 Women)

P03

Final

August 2, 2008 (Saturday)

Time

Activities / Events

Event Code

Remarks

0800

Open Class Below 800cc

-

Moto 1

0825

Open Class Unlimited

-

Moto 1

0850

Open Class Below 800cc

-

Moto 2

0915

Open Class Unlimited

-

Moto 2

0940

Open Class Below 800cc

-

Final

1005

Open Class Unlimited

-

Final

 

O P E N I N G   E V E N T

 

 

1130

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men
(Government Agency & Corporate)

P07

Final

 

B R E A K

 

 

1300-1345

Registration for Tourist Event

 

 

1415

Bidar 15 Paddlers - Tourists

P11

Final

1430

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men

P05C

Heat C

1445

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men

P05D

Heat D

1500

Kayak Double Men

K03B

Heat 2

1515

Bidar 15 Paddlers Men

P04C

Heat C

1530

Bidar 15 Paddlers Men

P04D

Heat D

1545

Kayak Double Mixed

K05B

Heat 2

1600

Balok 7 Paddlers Men

P01C

Heat C

1615

Balok 7 Paddlers Men

P01D

Heat D

1630

Kayak Single Woman

K02

Final

1645

Bidar 20 Paddlers - International (Open)

P12

Final

August 3, 2008 (Sunday)

Time

Activities / Events

Event Code

Remarks

0900

Bidar 10 Paddlers Women

P02

Final

0915

Kayak Single Men

K01F

Final

0930

Balok 7 Paddlers Men

P01F

Final

0945

Tambang Boat - Non-Motorised

T02

Final

1000

Bidar 15 Paddlers Men

PO4F

Final

1015

Bidar 30 Paddlers Men

P06C

Heat C

1030

Bidar 30 Paddlers Men

P06D

Heat D

1045

Tambang Boat - Motorised

T01

Final

1100

Kayak Double Women

K04

Final

1115

Bidar 20 Inter Division Paddlers

P08

Final

 

B R E A K

 

 

1430

Bidar 30 Paddlers - Hotel/Travel Agency (Open)
(25 Men + 5 Women)

P09

Final

1445

Kayak Double Men

K03F

Final

1500

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men

P05F

Final

1515

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men (Inter IPTA/IPTS/IP)

P14

Final

1530

Bidar 30 Paddlers Men - VIP (Group A)

P10A

Final

1545

Kayak Double Mix

K05F

Final

1600

Bidar 30 Paddlers Men - VIP (Group B)

P10B

Final

1615

Bidar 30 Paddlers Men - Inter State

P13

Final

1630

Bidar 20 Paddlers Men (Raja Sungai)

P06F

Final

 

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