Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw Regatta

The oldest sailing competition in Iloilo City is bound to get better and bigger with new highlights in the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival 2018.

Sport & Fitness | Travel & Outdoor


The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival continues to be largest sailing celebration in the country and the oldest traditional craft event in Asia. With the theme “Unity amidst the waves of change,” the festival seeks to highlight the unparalleled seafaring abilities of Ilonggos, as well as the creative resourcefulness of local boatmen.

This year marks one of the biggest turn-outs for the festival, with more than 50Paraws joining the sailing race across 3 categories, and nearly 190 boatmen involved.

Paraw Regatta is known for its vibrant layags or sails soaring as high as 15 feet, often colorfully painted with images of rural sea life and depicting the culture and spirit of Iloilo City.