|Colombo Rowing Club wins FEARA Rowing Regatta 2013|
The Colombo Rowing Club (CRC) emerged Champions in the 72nd Amateur Rowing Association of the East-Far East Amateur Rowing Association (ARAE-FEARA) Chinna Creek International Regatta held recently in Karachchi. Teams from , India, the UAE and Pakistan participated in 41 rowing competitions.
The Regatta event featured around 100 contestants making the championship a very competitive and challenging one. This victory which was secured in international waters after a span of 30 years has earned much applause and appreciation in the rowing fraternity.
The Winning Team - Mens - Shehan Muthugala, Sajeev De Silva, Manilka Gunaratne, Dilshan Pitiyaratchi, Ashan Pitiyaratchi, Sriwanth Kotelawala, Pasan Ranaweera, Ladies - Samaakhya Gajanayake, Janethri Marapana, Subashini Kularatne, Captain - Maheel Gamage, Vice Captain - Sanjay Mendis.
“The CRC team has done exceptionally well this year and it’s great to see a mixture of past oars men and women from many schools coming together and rowing as one. This is mainly because CRC helps them to continue the sport once they leave school” said Maheel Gamage the Captain of the CRC team.
Commenting on the regatta itself “We are grateful for the tourist teams for coming here when no other international sports team wanted to visit due to the law and order situation in the country,” said the Pakistan Rowing Association (PRA) official Abdul Rahim Babi.
one of the most prestigious sports clubs in Sri Lanka. The CRC is the cradle of rowing in Sri Lanka and has been a vital catalyst to what the sport has grown into today. It is indeed noteworthy that many institutions that have taking up rowing over the past several years, including the three armed forces, started the sport at the CRC and have now proceeded to develop their own rowing institutions.