Dragonboat: Ley Choon Holdings sweep Premier Open titles at DBS Marina Regatta

The team from Ley Choon Holdings powering across the finish line to be crowned champions of the DBS Premier Open grand final on June 4.
The team from Ley Choon Holdings powering across the finish line to be crowned champions of the DBS Premier Open grand final on June 4.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE -The sixth edition of the DBS Marina Regatta came to an exhilarating finale with the 200-metre premier races on Sunday (June 4). Teams battled it out across three categories: Premier Open, Premier Mixed and Premier Women's for the chance to be crowned champions.

The Premier races consisted of both 500- and 200-metre sprints and were one of the most challenging events in the regatta roster as there are no restrictions on participation.

With Asia's largest prize pool up for grabs, competition was fierce and intense; an exciting spectacle for the crowd gathered around Marina Bay.

The 200m Premier races kicked off with the mixed grand finals which saw the Singapore Paddle Club come in first, recording a time of 58.420 seconds.The club's win saw them better their second-place finish last year.

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Melbourne outfit Yarra River Dragons, who were making their DBS Marina Regatta debut, cruised to victory in the Women's Premier category with a time of 1min 3.004sec.

Last year's champions Ley Choon Holdings retained their title in the Open category, crossing the finish line fastest in 47.762sec to conclude the Premier races. Today's win meant that Ley Choon Holdings, a construction and engineering company, have completed the Open category double after winning Saturday's 500m Open event.

The regatta took place across four days this year and saw over 100 teams from 82 organisations take part.