ExxonMobil named title sponsor of Inter-School Kayaking Competition

Oil Giant ExxonMobil Guyana has hopped aboard the third annual Inter-School Kayaking Competition as the title sponsor. The event is set to take place today, Sunday, May 5, at the Watooka Guest House in Linden.
Hosted by Elite Kayaking & Nature Tours, an operator licensed by the Guyana Tourism Authority, the event gets underway from 11:00am. The competition has quickly become a highlight in the calendar, attracting 12 secondary schools from across Berbice, West Demerara, Georgetown, Linden, and Kwakwani; with Kwakwani returning to defend their title.
The event aims to foster unity among education, sports, and tourism sectors, contributing to the growth of Guyana’s tourism and sports economy and promoting the concept of “sports tourism.”

A glimpse of what to expect this Sunday at the Inter-School Kayaking Competition

Participants will compete in various age categories, including under-14, under-16, under-18, and open across 14 races. These include male and female single kayaking, mixed team double kayaking, and male and female long-distance relays, which combine road running and kayaking. The competition will showcase the participants’ stamina, skills and speed, as schools vie for the grand prize of $450,000 for the first place, $250,000 for second, and $150,000 for third; along with trophies, medals, and tokens.
Safety is paramount at Elite Kayaking and Nature Tours. As such, the event would feature numerous lifeguards, boats, and jet skis to ensure the races are safe. A water ambulance equipped with a medical team will be on standby, alongside a land-based medical bay staffed with doctors, nurses, and a physiotherapist.
Additionally, police presence both on land and water will guarantee a secure, family-friendly environment.
ExxonMobil Guyana’s title sponsorship reflects its commitment to community engagement, student opportunity, sports, and youth development, highlighting the invaluable support from corporate sponsors that drive the success of this annual competition.
For further details on the event, one can contact Organizer Dr. Deon Anderson, proprietor of Elite Kayaking & Nature Tours, at 620-4659, or via email at [email protected].