The Southeast Asia Rowing Championships 2011 has kicked off. It’s going to be 2 short days of preliminary races followed by the all the finals on Wednesday. All the SEA countries which has rowing, except for Philippines, are here. Stiff competition lined up the next few days. Most are here to get some racing in the bag, maybe try new crew combination, to prepare for the SEA Games in November.
Singapore are fielding a mix of newcomers as well as the frequent faces. Not expecting any outside spectators at all. Don’t think anyone outside the community knows of it. And the whole setup doesn’t seem to cater for spectators. There’s good internal support, plenty of people helping out in the organizing committee which is good. It’ll be good for the younger singaporean crews to have a glimpse of what the international scene is like, especially the newcomers.