Fun Lovers Look Forward To The Lagos Water Regatta


The much awaited Lagos Water Regatta that converges
Lagosians home and abroad is billed to hold on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Regatta
Village, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi Lagos with the theme “Celebrating the
Aquatic Splendor of Lagos”.

The Regatta, which is in its
sixth edition, will feature a parade of boats and yachts, including large
fishing boats, ferries, barges and other marine vessels that are beautifully
adorned. The fun filled water-based event depicts the social-cultural,
traditional folklores and occupational aspects of the people of Lagos State.
Speaking in a media chat with the Chairman,
Organizing Committee, Lagos Water Regatta, Engr. Olusegun Jawando MFR, he
revealed that in addition to the colorful array of decorated floats there will
be a display of the unique nature of Lagos State as the melting pot of Nigeria
– a feature that has created a colorful and radiant Mosaic reflected in our
hospitality, creativity & innovation, commerce and optimistic nature.
He
further added that this edition is the valedictory edition for its initiator HE
Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola and will be more electrifying than the last
with performances and appearances of A-list musicians, comedians and
entertainment acts. In addition, there will be a chorale group accompanied by a
spectacular fireworks display.
The
Regatta Village will feature a Children’s Fun Park and a General section. The
parade of aquatic vessels will feature boat clubs, local communities, corporate
organizations as well as various other enthusiasts of water sports and aquatic
activities. The Regatta will also feature jet skis displays, canoe races that
will encompass all the local governments in Lagos and neighboring riverine
states as well as international open water swimming races and kayak racing
competitions, he added.

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