Over 150 contest maiden Red Bull boat race | Sunday Observer

Over 150 contest maiden Red Bull boat race

The first ever Red Bull outrigger Boat Racing Challenge was held last week on the waters of Diyatha Uyana in Battaramulla where more than 150 participants took part in the Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles categories over a 400-metre course.

Most of the competitors were from various fishing communities around the country who row outriggers as a way of life and as well as trained oarsmen who engage in regattas. The team of officials was led by Competition Juror Mark Maurice.

The team comprising of Mallika Malkanthi and Siyabalagaha Gedara Gunawathi grabbed the first place in the Women’s Doubles category while Sisira Kumara and Supun Sudesh clinched the top spot in the Men’s Doubles category. The champion title in the Men’s Singles category was won by Sudesh Perera through his impressive display of talent on the water.