Punta Fuego Regatta 2010 – All Sorts Of Sailing
Image courtesy Punta Fuego Yacht Club
The Punta Fuego Regatta is perhaps the most diverse sailing regatta on the Philippine racing calendar, with boats of every shape and size competing for recognition in divisions especially created for them. In addition to keeled sailing yachts, cruising catamarans and trimarans Punta Fuego regularly hosts the Hobie 16 fleet from Taal Lake. This year the country’s new Optimist sailing dinghies (first raced in Puerto Galera the weekend before) will be raced by competitors from Puerto Princesa, Puerto Galera, Manila and Subic Bay.
If you are thinking of getting into sailing but are not sure what type of boat is best for you or your family then get down to Punta Fuego and check them out for yourself.
The Punta Fuego Regatta (6th – 7th November) is organized by the Punta Fuego Yacht Club, located within the exclusive Club Punta Fuego development along the Fuego peninsular, Batangas. Becoming a spectator or a participant at the regatta gives you chance to visit Club Punta Fuego without having to make arrangements in advance.
If you are planning to stay for the whole regatta weekend then Club Punta Fuego itself has casita accommodations near to the yacht club and you will find one of the best Spanish restaurants in Luzon located here, where you can dine air-con or al fresco.
To get to Club Punta Fuego drive South along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) and take the Sta. Rosa exit to the Taal Volcano ridge road. Go right and pass through Tagaytay town and head down the other side of the volcano to Nasugbu. Once in the vicinity of Nasugbu you will find signs along the road to direct you to Club Punta Fuego – take care on the steep winding roads and enjoy the scenery. Once you arrive at Club Punta Fuengo’s main gate you will need to tell them you are attending the regatta for hassle free entry.
The Punta Fuego Yacht Club website