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Singapore Boat Race Coming Up Fast

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Singapore Straits Regatta

The Singapore Straits Regatta is approaching - and fast. With the growth of the boating industry in Singapore this event has burgeoned in popularity. More clubs have also been added to the Regatta since the first regatta took place in in 1995 and has continued annually since. With each year that goes by the event only grows larger.

The inaugural Singapore Straits Regatta took place in 1995. A brainchild of pioneers of sailing in Singapore, the event saw Raffles Marina, Nongsa Point Marina, and Changi Sailing Club coming together with Singapore Sailing Federation to organize this landmark event. 
In 1996, the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy was donated by Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) as the Challenge Trophy for the Perpetual Cup Series comprising the three anchors of the Asian Sailing Circuit – The Raja Muda International Regatta, Phuket King’s Cup and the Singapore Straits Regatta. 
The growth of the boating industry and developments in Singapore has also seen clubs added to the Singapore Straits Regatta Council. Joining the founding clubs were Singapore Armed Forces Yacht Club (in 2005), ONE°15 Marina Club and Marina at Keppel Bay (both in 2011). 

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