800 participants from all around the globe are expected to flock to Kota Tinggi, Johor
Jointly organised with Harlie Venture, Johor Tourism will be hosting the very 1st Johor International Dragon Boat Regatta at Laman Tun Sri Lanang, Sungai Johor, Kota Tinggi, Johor, on 27th to 28th April 2019 from 8am to 6pm.
There are 8 categories to be competed in the 200 metres length of the Sungai Johor. These include International Premier Men with a crew of 12, International Premier Men 6’s, International Premier Women 6’s, International Premier Mix 12’s, International Masters Open 12’s (crew members’ birth year to qualify is 1979 and below), International Premier Junior Men 12’s (crew members’ birth year to qualify is in between 1996 to 2006) and Malaysia Closed Government Agencies Mix 12’s (army included).
The event would see a qualifying round for Women 6’s category to represent Malaysia for the coming SEA Games 2019 to be held in Manila, Philippines from November to December. Malaysia Canoe Association (MASCA) would be judging the selection on 27th April 2019.
800 people from 35 teams including locals and internationals have registered for the competition. Some are coming as far as from the US, Netherlands and even Zimbabwe among others.
The 1st International Dragon Boat Regatta is looking at promoting Johor as an international host for water sports as well as stimulating the local’s economic growth by keeping the accommodation for the competitors within the proximity of the event’s venue.