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Round The Volcano Race 2016

22nd, November, 2016
Image courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

The Round The Volcano Race 2016, principal sponsor Club Balai Isabel, organized by the Taal Lake Yacht Club, is unique in all the World. Where else on Earth can you sail in a volcano lake that has at its centre an active volcano?

The Death Of Philippine Sailing?

4th, June, 2016
Image courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

STOP PRESS

Through the intervention of Congressman Ricky Sandoval, the head of MARINA this morning confirmed that the proposed Memorandum Circular (distributed on 10th May, 2016), that aimed to regulate private Yachts and Other Pleasure Craft, will not be pursued in its present form. However, in the interests of on-water safety and security, proposals will be accepted for consideration by MARINA under the new administration.

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Freediving Philippines: Sailing Cruise #2

14th, April, 2016
Image courtesy: Juliet Solar

Another sailing cruise aboard S/Y Naya

What sets a Freediving Sailing Cruise in the Philippines apart from almost all other South East Asian countries is the tectonic jousts that happen almost daily between the “plates” that cover our Planet’s mantle. The result is that many of the island groups are separated by deep, sometimes very deep, stretches of water, close to shore. Perfect for a Sailing Cruise adventure for freedivers.

Freedivers are different, and on a sailing cruise very different from the other friends we have taken thus far. It is not just that freedivers carry no weighty scuba gear and tanks of compressed air (or more exotic mixes of gases), it is that their perspective on a “dive” is typically more about self-awareness than embracing the stunning filaments of Mother Nature’s creation beneath the waves.

Sailing Cruise Philippines #1

30th, March, 2016
Image courtesy: John Smart

A sailing cruise aboard S/Y Naya

Fancy a sailing cruise in the Philippines? We will have to be friends first . . . in return you will enjoy some of the prettiest sailing cruise destinations in the Philippines and chance to meet some of the ocean’s most astounding creatures.

We set sail from Laiya, Batangas, with the intent of starting our five day sailing cruise by crossing to the island of Marinduque; to be specific, to the Tres Reyes island chain, off the southwest of Marinduque Island. However, the wind did not favor this plan and so, fairly early, we changed course for the volcano island of Sibale (also known as Conception and Maestre de Campo, depending on the map you use).

10 Things You Can Do To Attack Climate Change

24th, December, 2015
Image courtesy: NASA

A New Hope For The World! As Harrison Ford said in a recent interview: “Nature will take care of itself — Nature doesn’t need people, people need Nature to survive,”.

The climate change conference (COP21) in Paris, earlier this month, was deemed a success for government cooperation, insomuch as it showed that Man’s survival was an important agenda. Finally! But what can you and I do to make the agreement The framework for The solution to many of the World’s ills?

Moby Dick & Whale Watching Philippines

29th, November, 2015
Image courtesy: Jotay Resort

Moby Dick - the great white whale of novel and legend - you may not find here, but for sure those who voyage the waters of the Babuyan Channel, from Pagudpud to Santa Ana, Cagayan, will witness the passage of many a large Cetacea (family of whales, dolphins & porpoises) during this Winter season (January to April), including the iconic humpback whale.

Climate Change: Impact On Philippine Tourism

13th, November, 2015
Image by: climatecentral.org

With the United Nations' COP21 meeting in Paris about to take place, with around 185 nations reported to be attending, we thought it opportune to consider how a rise in sea level, resulting from the estimated 2°C to 4°C increase in global temperatures, may impact Philippine Tourism.

How To Fly To Philippines: 5 Easy Steps

6th, September, 2015
Photo by: John Smart

How to fly to El Nido from Honolulu or, from Sydney or, even from Davao? Which airlines to contact?

Claiming a World First, and definitely a first and only in the Philippines, the website AllSportsPhilippines.com provides the answers to all such questions in five easy steps.