200 vintas color Regatta de Zamboanga 2019

Chrisel Almonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 06 2019 09:33 AM

Over 200 vintas join the 2019 Regatta de Zamboanga, Oct. 6, 2019. ABS-CBN News

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Spectators were treated Sunday to a colorful exhibit of over 200 vintas racing against each other in the curving coastline of RT Lim Boulevard.

Over 200 vintas participated in this year's Regatta de Zamboanga, the biggest and the most colorful event in the annual Zamboanga Hermosa Festival.

Over 200 vintas join the 2019 Regatta de Zamboanga, Oct. 6, 2019. ABS-CBN News

Badjao and Sama fishermen who live along the coastlines of barangays Sinunuc, Maasin, Labuan, Mariki, and Sta. Cruz are the participants for this year's vinta race.

For this year, the champion would bring home a P15,000 cash prize while runners-up would leave with P12,000, P10,000, P7,000, and P5,000 respectively.

Over 200 vintas join the 2019 Regatta de Zamboanga, Oct. 6, 2019. ABS-CBN News

Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar said part of the activity is the capability demonstration, which will be conducted by the various units and assets of the Philippine Navy through the Naval Forces Western Mindanao.

The Zamboanga Hermosa Festival is celebrated all throughout the month of October in honor of its patron, the Nuestra Senyora La Virgen del Pilar.