26 August 2019 – Annual Regatta Competition was held in conjunction with the 73rd Birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam at Dermaga Diraja in the capital.
His Majesty graced the all-day water-sport event and also participated in the 15-Rower Fiberglass Special Boat Race category in the afternoon session in which His Majesty led the team to victory.
Accompanying His Majesty were His Royal Highness Prince (Dr.) Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; and His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah.
UTB successfully completed the 1km race along the Brunei river starting from the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Centre towards Dermaga Diraja and won third place. UTB competed in the 15-Rower Fiberglass Boat Higher Institution category with five other higher institutions; Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Politeknik Brunei (PB), Institut Pendidikan Teknikal Brunei (IBTE), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB). The winner was UBD followed by PB as the runner-up. The event featured 12 boat race categories, with six held in the morning and another six in the afternoon.
The UTB team comprised of 24 officers, staff and students from UTB that was led by Yang Mulia Dr Haji Sharul Tazrajiman bin Haji Tajuddin. The UTB team was sponsored by two companies, Suhaidah Sdn Bhd and Shiha Sdn Bhd.