Opobo International Boat Racing &
OIB is one of Nigeria's 12 National Festivals
Message from the Organiser:
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Regatta & Races:
OIB Pre-events: Start December 24, 2012
Ekere Fari (hoisting of flags of 67
War Canoe Chieftaincy Houses and the celebration of ancestral drum symbols of 14 Founding Fathers of Opobo Kingdom. Nwotam Regatta closes
the old year on December 31st.
Be ready for the true flavour of Africa as
Nwotam dance troupes in their parade colours and the heart-beat of their rhythm
usher in the New Year on January 1st
OIB Day One: January 3, 2013:
Competition Heats (Open sea swimming
and all canoe races).
Day Two: January 4, 2013:
“Waking The Dragon” (or
Ijumangi) & Opening Ceremony,
with finals of One-man,
and Marathon canoe races as well as Open Sea Swimming.
Day Three: January 5, 2013:
Final of 15-man canoe
Regatta Race with Closing ceremony.
12 noon daily
Jan 3-5, 2013.
“OIB 2013 main event runs Jan
OIB Season 7...>>read more ;
Regatta Boats at the OIB fiesta