Kayaking Champ

Photo and Text: Bohol Chronicle

The final leg of the 2009 Philippine Kayaking Series was held in Cebu and BOHOL.

Bol-anon physician (EENT specialist) Doyet Dumaluan (middle of above photo) emerged victorious as the champion in the singles division. In the tandem division, Bohol's Jerome Abuyabor and Jerwin Castro came in second.

The 125-kilometre Red Bull Kayak Explore Cebu-Bohol Crossing started last 4 December 2009 at Tambuli Beach Club in Mactan, Cebu and ended two days later at Bohol Beach Club in Panglao, Bohol.

The first leg of the race started in Mactan Island, passing by Pandanon Island, Buenavista and ended at Tubigon Port, where participants spent the night to rest.

The second leg covered a distance of 30 kilometres starting from Tubigon Port until Punta Cruz Watchtower in Maribojoc town.

The third and final leg of the race ran from Cortes town up to barangay Bolod in Panglao, covering a total distance of 25 kilometres.

The Philippine Kayaking Series is promoted by the Department of Tourism and aims to identify kayaking trails in the country. It not only promotes kayaking as an adventure sport, this event also wants to establish sustainable eco-tourism programs in different provinces.

For more information about this event, read on the news article in the Bohol Chronicle.

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