Third Interschools Kayaking Competition set for May 5th

The town of Linden will be rejuvenated on May 5th, as the business entity Elite Kayaking and Nature Tours is set to host the Interschools Kayaking Competition for the third consecutive year, and the activity is expected to be packed with action and enthusiastic supporters.
This competition is expected to see participation from 13 schools hailing from Linden, Kwakwani, Georgetown, Berbice, and the West Side; namely North Ruimveldt Secondary, North Georgetown Secondary, St. Stanislaus Secondary, West Demerara Secondary, Berbice High, Mackenzie High, Christiansburg Wismar Secondary, Wisburg Secondary, New Silvercity Secondary, Linden Foundation Secondary, Harmony Secondary and Kwakwani Secondary.
Speaking during an interview on Guyana Today, Proprietor of Elite Kayaking and Nature Tours, Deon Anderson, credited the impact of the event on the cohesiveness of the education, sports, and tourism sectors.
“We started back in 2022, and we are now in our third year of promoting competition of the inter-school kayaking competition, which is basically to bridge that gap between the sectors of education, sports and tourism. We know we have a vibrant education and sports sector, and even a tourism sector, but sports tourism is what we bring to bear here in this competition, and the students are excited to be part of this, because we have so many schools that are gonna be participating this year,” Anderon related.
Each team would comprise twelve (12) participants along with four (4) substitutes to bring the total team members to sixteen (16) participants: 8 males and 8 females, the age categories are as follows: Under-14; Under-16; Under-18 and Open.
The Short Course Race follows a Male single kayak race, a Female single kayak race, and a Mixed Doubles Kayak Race: 1 male and 1 female.
The Open Category Long Distance Relay Race will comprise a 400m sprint from Hamilton’s Sawmill to Rigby’s Boat Landing, where the sprinters will then tag their respective partners, who would then proceed into the water in a double kayak from the boat landing to the Watooka Guest House.
The Kwakwani Secondary School thrilled all in 2023, when they displayed sound judgment and a stellar performance to win the tournament, and they would look to repeat their winning performance this year.