PRLog - Feb. 5, 2013 - Subic Bay has for the last three years been host to two international regattas that are part of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Circuit: the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and the Boracay Cup Regatta in February and the Commodore’s Cup in April.
Sailors Take Off from Subic Bay
Acclaimed as one of the best regattas in Asia, the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and the Boracay Cup Regatta are once again bound to make waves throughout February 15-22, 2013. These regattas attract Grand Prix Yachts, and top-notch local and foreign sailors vying for the prestigious “Asian Yachtsman of the Year” and “Yacht of the Year” titles. Last year’s overall winner of the combined regattas is our very own Ray Ordoveza on Karakoa . To give Ray a run for his money to defend his title in this year’s foreseen tight race in the Racing Class are former Yachtsmen of the Year Frank Pong on Jelik, Sam Chan on Free Fire and Neil Pryde on Hi-Fi. Veterans and multi titled Geoff Hill on Antipodes, Judes Echauz on his new boat Centennial II, Martin Tanco’s Centennial III and Jonathan Mahoney on Zanzibar complete a formidable battle for the top division.
The grueling 210 nautical mile ISAF Cat 3 Offshore race from Subic Bay to Boracay Race starts at noon on February 16 and will take between 17-40 hours, depending on the size of the boat and the sea and wind conditions in the route. This will be followed by four glorious days of windward-leeward races and offshore races around the beautiful and exotic island of Boracay known as the Boracay Cup Regatta from February 18 to 22.
Overall Winners in each Class (Racing Class, Cruiser Racing Class and Cruising Class) of the combined Subic Bay to Boracay Race and the Boracay Cup Regatta series will bring home an impressive hand crafted solid brass trophy replicas designed by FERDINAND R. CACNIO, a multi-awarded visual Filipino artist, officially commissioned by the Provincial Government of Aklan.
Sailing in Subic has evolved with growing popularity and interest over the last several years. It should be underscored that with these events, the Philippines is ranked high among the beautiful places to see in the world as well as a premier sailing destination. For more information on how to join and news about the upcoming regattas in Subic Bay, please visit www.facebook.com/
The Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup Regatta are organized by SAGS and Boracay Cup Organizing Committee in conjunction with The Lighthouse Marina Resort, The Municipal Government of Malay, The Philippine Coast Guard, The Provincial Government of Aklan, The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and Watercraft Ventures Corp under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association. The regatta is supported by Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC), Standard Insurance Company Inc., Cebu Pacific, San Miguel Corporation, Tanduay, PLDT SME Nation, PLDT Alpha Enterprise, PLDT Subictel, Recreational Outdoor eXchange (R.O.X.), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce (SBFCC)
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