Friday, August 19, 2011

Gasan's Layag Ko 'To

"Layag Ko 'To", this is my sail. This one's a race competition with bancas propelled only by sails. Special awards are given to the most colorful layag.

Normally such layag is of handpainted cloth measuring some 10 feet x 8 feet. Others use multi-colored seda silk. Race is from Bachao-Ibaba or Ubong, Libtangin to Reyes Park, and of course, the fastest banca wins the major prize.

Traditionally, Layag Ko 'to, is held two days before the anniversary date.

Some of Gasan's sail-propelled bancas

Use of paddle strictly not allowed, of course. And there they go!