Paraw Regatta is the biggest and the grandest sailing event in Iloilo, it is a an event celebrated by the Ilonggo’s, next to Dinagyang Festival. I got a chance to witness this event last January 19, 2012 where in the highlight features the Paraw (boat) in colorful sails (Layag).
The Paraw regatta is a race among seafarers on colorful sailboats called Paraws in the straits between Guimaras Island and the city of Iloilo and it showcases the skills of the Paraw sailors. A lot of people gathered in the shorelines of Punta Villa Beach to witness the event and celebrated the festival. This is already the 40th year of the celebration. A lot of activities were featured in this event, you can check the Schedule of Activities here in my previous post.
Here are some of the photos of the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival 2012: