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Colombo Rowing Club wins FEARA Rowing Regatta 2013

Colombo Rowing Club wins FEARA Rowing Regatta 2013
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 Sri Lanka, 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.

In
recent times the Colombo Rowing Club (CRC) itself, has been hosting
rowing events which are much looked forward to and keenly contested. Since its
inception, the Colombo Rowing Club has progressed into

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.

Founded in 1864, The Colombo Rowing Club (commonly known
as CRC) is the premier boat club in Sri Lanka. Its clubhouse and boathouse are
located on the edge of the Northern Beira Lake, at Sir Chittapalam A. Gardiner
Mawatha, in Colombo 02. The Club is celebrating its 150th year in
2014. Hence, many additional celebratory events in addition to the regular
annual regattas and activities will be featured in this year’s club calendar. 

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