UCAF’s River Nile Regatta Creates Waves of Excitement in Canoeing and Kayaking

  • by Mary Ociiti
  • May 28, 2023

The highly anticipated River Nile Regatta, organized by the Uganda Canoe Federation (UCAF), concluded in a breathtaking display of talent at Speke Camp Bujjagali in Jinja on 26th May 2023. The event proved to be a thrilling spectacle, captivating audiences with the exceptional skills and fierce competition displayed by canoeing and kayaking athletes from across the region.

Led by Mr. Lwanga Robert, President of UCAF, the River Nile Regatta left an indelible impression on both participants and spectators. Mr. Robert expressed his profound appreciation to the athletes for their outstanding participation and remarkable performances throughout the event. Despite the short notice, their dedication and sportsmanship shone through, contributing significantly to the regatta’s resounding success.

The men’s finals of the Kayak Single (500M) sprint event stole the show, as athletes pushed their limits to secure victory:

1st Place: Bangili Musa – Time: 06:35:25

2nd Place: Mugole Brian – Time: 06:35:30

3rd Place: Tusubira Coreb – Time: 06:40:24

These exceptional athletes showcased unwavering dedication, skill, and passion, leaving spectators in awe and serving as an inspiration for future canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts.

The River Nile Regatta attracted a diverse and enthusiastic crowd, demonstrating unwavering support for the athletes and the sport. UCAF extends its heartfelt gratitude to the masses for their overwhelming presence and continued commitment to promoting canoeing and kayaking in Uganda.

Looking forward, UCAF is thrilled to announce that the outstanding athletes from the River Nile Regatta will receive invitations to participate in the upcoming national qualifiers scheduled for August. This exciting opportunity underscores UCAF’s dedication to nurturing talent and providing a platform for athletes to showcase their skills at the national level. Mr. Robert encourages the athletes to seize this chance, emphasizing the importance of continued training, dedication, and perseverance in their pursuit of excellence.

The success of the River Nile Regatta would not have been possible without the invaluable support and collaboration of UCAF’s esteemed partners, Kayak the Nile and Jinja City Council. UCAF extends sincere appreciation to them for their significant contributions, which played a pivotal role in making this event an outstanding success.

As UCAF continues to champion growth and talent in canoeing and kayaking, the River Nile Regatta stands as a testament to their commitment. The federation remains dedicated to nurturing young athletes, organizing competitive events, and promoting canoeing and kayaking across Uganda.

For more information about UCAF and upcoming canoeing and kayaking events, please visit the official UCAF website at canoeuganda.org.