DBS Marina Regatta to champion sports for all via simulation of dragon-boat race

Event launch of the DBS Marina Bay Regatta at the Marina Bay City Gallery on April 8, 2015. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 
Event launch of the DBS Marina Bay Regatta at the Marina Bay City Gallery on April 8, 2015. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

Singapore's biggest water sports festival is going to the heartland this weekend through Paddle for Good - a simulation of a dragon boat race via an indoor ergometer machine.

Initiated by the DBS Marina Regatta, Paddle for Good aims to raise awareness and support for inclusive sport in Singapore through a 24-hour team relay.

The event will see DBS donating $100 for every 1km paddled to organisations which will use the funds to hold sports activities for persons with disabilities.

The public can also form teams to paddle alongside those with disabilities at the regatta that spans three weekends from May 30 to June 14.

Apart from sailing and dragon boating races at Marina Bay plus a tie-up with the 28th SEA Games, the attractions also include cosplay, a food village, urban farming workshops and an urban beach.

Said managing director and head of group strategic marketing and communications at DBS Bank, Karen Ngui: "One of the objectives for the DBS Marina Regatta is to celebrate the human spirit and build an inclusive society, through sports.

"Paddle for Good is a one example where we encourage people from all walks of life, from all age groups and backgrounds, to come together to paddle for a worthwhile cause."

To register for Paddle For Good where teams of four compete on May 30 between 1pm and 5.30pm at Marina Bay, visit http://www.dbsmarinaregatta.com/community.php