Thailand’s top long-boat racers will compete for cash and prizes at the 11th Pattaya Traditional Long Boat Tournament Nov. 19-20 at Mabprachan Reservoir.
Pattaya and Nongprue officials announced plans for the races Nov. 10. They’ll feature long-boats with deep roots in Thai culture. The race will be supported by Chonburi Province and the Thailand Rowing and Canoeing Association.
Trophies will be awarded in six categories: Large boats (55 paddlers), long-tail boats (30 paddlers), large boats types A and B, small boats type B and international boats (12 paddlers).
Pattaya’s annual longboat races are scheduled for this weekend at Mabprachan Reservoir.
Other contests over the weekend include a long drums contest in two categories: students and general public.
Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Myanmar and Taiwan will compete.