Merchant & Banker’s Regatta on course for finals on 29nth September


The tranquil course of the Adyar that you see from the Kotturpuram Bridge to the Madras Boat Club is the scene of hectic preparations for the coming Regatta every morning. Teams from LionBridge, Element K, JWT, Sify and other companies are putting in hours on the water to hone their skills and build their stamina. For it’s a 800 metre course that can draw every ounce of energy and stamina out of the contestants as they strive to cross the finish line first. The heats begin early next week, culminating in the finals on Saturday afternoon with the prize ceremony in the late evening. Plan to be there. It’s a sport that involves grit, guts and glory, and quite exciting to watch.

3 Comments so far

  1. Ela (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

    Hai…. the pix is quite mesmerising(atleast for me!!) is it from Chennai and if so which part?


  2. David (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

    Ela, this is the view from the Madras Boat Club looking West up the Adyar River towards the Kotturpuram Bridge which you see in the distance. Many parts of Madras are truly beautiful, if only we stop to look at the view and appreciate it!

  3. Ela (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

    Hai David,

    Thanks… it is truly beautiful…my first thought looking at the picture was `God is this place in Chennai…how come i missed it so far?ยด
    During my last visit to Chennai, i felt really sad and bad looking at how the traffic was and how the attitude of people and as a result the complete lifestyle of Chennai has changed in the last few years…. The serene beauty of this pic gives me hope…may be that not everything is lost…

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