Puerto Galera Yacht Club Lawin Regatta 2009
Photo courtesy Peter Stevens
The Lawin Regatta 2009 at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club on 31st October and 1st November, 2009, is the best fun kids and kids-at-heart can have in a sailing dinghy. Organized in conjunction with the Royal Heavylift All Souls Regatta, the Lawin Regatta is for two-person dinghy enthusiasts who want to test their mettle against the creme-de-la-creme of Puerto Galera’s past and present sailing champions.
The Lawin sailing dinghy is built in Puerto Galera to a secret design that has a striking resemblance to the famous European, Mirror dinghy, except that the Puerto Galera Lawin sailing dinghy is virtually coral-reef-proof and far more comfortable on one’s posterior.
With performance sails provided by Hyde Sails of Cebu, the competition will be fierce on the water. In past years at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club Lawin Regatta, the girls have frequently beaten the boys; now accomplished seniors they train other girls and boys the skill of sailing fast on sunny days over warm water.
The competition is open to all so girls and boys bring your mums and dads and team up to win a trophy.
If you can convince the organizers you are under 14 years of age you get to go sailing for two days for free; all of us oldies (15 years old and above) have to pay Php500 per boat . . . that’s Php250 per person, Php125 per day or about Php15 per hour . . . cheaper than computer gaming and a million times healthier!
Find the contact details etc. here: Puerto Galera Yacht Club Lawin Regatta 2009
Puerto Galera Yacht Club for more information about sailing in the Philippines
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