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Manila Bay sports fest set

World-class athletes will see action in the two-day Manila Bay Summer Seasports festival to be held on March 18-19 along Roxas Boulevard’s Baywalk.

Rowers who were on the Philippine team that clinched the top spot in the ICF Asian championships and third place in the world championships held in Russia last year are among the paddlers taking part in the Dragon Boat competition.

Battling it out this year are Triton, Onslaught Racing Dragons, RCP Sea Dragons, Philippine Blue Phoenix, Rogue Pilipinas, Dragons Republic, One Piece Drakon Sangres, Pilipinas Wave Warriors, Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, NTMA Dragons, Amateur Paddlers Philippines, Bruins, Speed Devilz, and Maharlika Drakon.

In the motorized banca competition, racers from Antique, Aurora, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Dumaguete, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Mindoro, Navotas, and Rizal, will compete in the stock and formula races.

Presented by Manila Broadcasting Company and the City of Manila, in cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard, the Manila Bay Seasports Festival is now on its 17th year, and once again expects to draw big crowds. Top music artists have been invited to grace the awarding ceremonies that will cap the two-day event.

Races begin at 8 a.m. The 2017 Manila Bay Seasports Festival is supported by EO Optical, EyeBerry, and MyJuiz.

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