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Monday, October 6, 2008

Sen. Manny Villar graces Zamboanga Regatta 2008

Sen. Manny Villar officially started the Zamboanga City Regatta competition yesterday, October 5, 2008 at the RT Lim Boulevard. The competition is one of the main highlights of the annual festival. Regatta means a rowing race of boats. In Zamboanga, vinta is the boat used in the race.

A vinta is a boat with colorful sails. In Wikipedia, vinta is described as a vessel of ancient heritage used by Muslims in the large island of Mindanao, Southern Philippines. The colorful sails represents the colorful culture of the Muslim community hundreds of years ago. The vinta is commonly used for inter-island transport of people and goods.

The gloomy weather did not hinder more than 100 vintas from participating in the event. Thousand of residents and tourists also witnessed the very unique competition in the world.

Related post: Regatta de Zamboanga: Vinta Racing Contest
Photo Gallery: Spiderye's Adventure Zamboanga Regatta 2008

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

kuya saan po ung exact location na venue ng regatta de zamboanga?