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Escape From Manila: Romblon

11th, January, 2019

2017 Royal Cargo All Souls Regatta Week

15th, October, 2017
Images courtesy: John Smart

Unquestionably the largest yachting event in the Philippines each year, the 2017 Royal Cargo All Souls Regatta Week in Puerto Galera is shaping up to be the most fun you can have on the water at Halloween.

Upwards of thirty yachts are expected in 2017, competing for trophies of Tanduay rum in three classes: cruising, cruiser/racer and multihull. In the multihull class the event has already set a Philippine regatta record, with eight cruising multihulls already signed up.

Turtles Return To Puerto Galera

13th, May, 2017
Images courtesy: John Smart

If you visited Puerto Galera in 1981, it would not have been uncommon to see turtles swimming along the shallow waters off the beaches and in the bays. The turtles would feed on the sponges and swathes of sea grass. Turtles would lay their eggs along the almost deserted beaches, especially along the peninsular beaches (from Coco Beach to Sabang Beach) and their young would stumble back into the water upon hatching, to commence their years of cruising the oceans.

Rowing La Mesa Dam

6th, May, 2017
Images courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

Rowing is not a sport that immediately screams "Philippines!" but certainly one where the Philippines has had some medal success on the international sporting stage. Rowing on La Mesa Dam offers the most complete workout, in arguably the healthiest corner of Metro Manila.

Family Boat Building Weekend 2017 – Samal Island

1st, May, 2017
Image courtesy: PHBYC

Want to build you own boat and learn to sail it? All in one weekend? Now you can . . .

The Philippine Home Boatbuilders Yacht Club ("PHBYC") has announced the Family Boat Building Weekend 2017, to take place during the Philippine Independence Day holiday weekend, from 10-12 June.

PGYC Easter Regatta Race Results + Analysis

24th, April, 2017
Image courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

The 2017 Puerto Galera Yacht Club ("PGYC") Easter Regatta was the 26th in the series and is now the longest running yachting event in the Philippines. Twenty one yachts joined in the sailing fun, along courses set across the Verde Island Passage. The weather gods blessed the event with three gloriously sunny days, serving up 10-20 knot breezes from a generally easterly direction.

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


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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