For the first time Bolgoda Rowing Club will be taking part in the ARAE and FEARA Regattas to be held on the Adyar River in Chennai. The Regatta will be held between January 25 and January 30, 2010 with races for the Bairds Trophy on January 31, 2010. The FEARA 2010 Regatta for the Masters Category will also be held concurrent to the 69th ARAE regatta.
These two regattas are the oldest form of amateur rowing in the region and were started even before the Nationals.
The trophies are named after the initiators of the regatta.
The .69th ARAE Regatta will be in the open category for both men and women. The Regatta will comprise of the following events for their respective trophies;
Men’s Coxed Fours - Willingdon Trophy, Coxswainles Pairs - Venables Bowl, Double Sculls - Phadnis Salvar Trophy, Single Sculls – Macklin Sculls Trophy and the Overall Championship for the Hoogly Cup.
The Women’s events are Coxswainles Fours, Coxswainles Pairs, Double Sculls, Single Sculls and the Overall Championship. All these events are held for the Adyar Trophy
The FEARA 2010 Regatta will be open to only “MASTERS”. The Regatta will comprise the following events: Coxed Fours and Double Sculls.
The Women’s Crew taking part in the AREA Regatta comprises of: Sachitra Harshini Jayatilleka, Chalani Ramanayake, Swarnamali Wijesinghe, Subashini Kularatne, Hiruni Mendis, Vinuri Wickremasekera, Nathira Wijemanne and Anushka Weerakoon.
The Men’s Crew for the ARAE and FEARA Regattas comprises of Reshane Fernando, Dhanushka Lakmal Arandara, Ashika Nuwan, Bimal Mishra, Chanaka Thalpahewa, Lasantha Welikala, Sudip Naha and Tapan Das.