- POSTED: 06 Oct 2013 17:00
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110 serious competitors took part in the People's Association (PA) Round Ubin Kayak race on Sunday.
SINGAPORE: 110 serious competitors took part in the People's Association (PA) Round Ubin Kayak race on Sunday.
In its 10th year, the event involved a 23-kilometre sea marathon around Pulau Ubin.
Organised by PA Water-Venture, the race was flagged off at 8.30am at Changi Beach, and ended at Pulau Sekudu.
The event had racers in T1, T2, K1, K2, outriggers and surf skis categories.
Paddlers braved the rough sea condition around Pulau Ubin to complete the race under three hours.
PA Round Ubin Kayak race is the only sea kayak marathon to date that includes outriggers and surf skis in the competition.
This year, youths from the various institutes of higher learning formed the biggest contingent. The team from Nanyang Technological University bagged the Open Challenge Trophy.
Winning the K1 Open Kayak race was Hungarian kayaker and coach for the Singapore Paddle Club Denes Szaszak, with a time of 1 hour 33 minutes 39 seconds.
Local seasoned paddler Richard Lim Ban Seng came in third in the T1 Open Kayak category.