Information About ‘events’ in The Philippines

Moonlight Rowing The Pasig River On Obscura Day 2011

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Image: Rowing on the Pasig River
Image courtesy Max Makowski

The Manila Boat Club – The Philippines' oldest water sports club - will offer eight people the chance to go moonlight rowing on the Pasig River in support of Obscura Day – a somewhat obscure day of international participation where people offer insights into the World's local wonders, curiosities and esoterica.

Moonlight rowing on the Pasig River is your chance to obtain a visual perspective on Manila that very few people know exists. It is a most striking experience to travel through one of the busiest and noisiest cities in the World, yet hear only the sounds of lapping water, children laughing on the banks nearby and the occasional evening stroller throwing you their "hello".

Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove-Zambales 2011

Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Image: Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove Philippines
Image courtesy Kayak Philippines

For the second year running the Anvaya Cove Resort and Nature Club will be hosting the start of the Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove-Zambales event. This is the first kayaking event of 2011 in the Kayak Philippines Series, and it is set to be bigger and more engaging than its well attended predecessor in 2010.

In 2011, Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove-Zambales will take paddlers from the almost pristine Anvaya Cove residential resort development, at the southern extremity of Subic Bay Freeport, across the mouth of Subic Bay and into the potentially wilder waters along the Zambales coast – in June the waters off Subic Bay and Zambales will be either, glassy smooth or, whipped into a frenzy by the start of the habagat (southwest monsoon).

Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational Surfing Cup 2010 Siargao Island

Friday, August 6th, 2010
Image: Jamie O'Brian Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational 2009 Surfing Cup Siargao Island Philippines
Image courtesy Billabong Australia


[Originally published June 2010] The Billabong Cloud 9 Invitational surfing cup on Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, is the most eagerly awaited surfing event in Asia – mainly because of the uniqueness of the Cloud 9 break but the idyllic tropical island location, combined with the laid-back Siargao Island lifestyle, has a lot to do with it.

An international cast of surfers from Australia, Bali, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Africa, Hawaii and the Philippines are the typical line-up for international surfing cup events at Cloud 9, Siargao, and if a typhoon happens to pass by then everyone will be literally on Cloud 9.

2010 Puerto Galera Yacht Club Easter Regatta vs. America’s Cup 2010

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
2010 Puerto Galera Yacht Club Easter Regatta Philippines vs. America's Cup 2010 Valencia Spain
Image courtesy Asiapix

Ever since the Puerto Galera Yacht Club was founded, in 1991, there has been an Easter Regatta held every year whereas the America's Cup is only held once the current America's Cup holder has deigned to offer it up for competition.

The PGYC Easter Regatta is unique in that it actually extols the virtues of the sport of sailing and leaves hundreds of sailors and as many spectators wishing the America's Cup could be so friendly and civilised. Unlike the America's Cup, where every recent event has featured lengthy and costly court cases, the Puerto Galera Yacht Club Easter Regatta in 2010 will be no different from last year except it will mark the event's 20th anniversary,making it even more fun.

Manila 10s International Rugby Tournament 2010 Nomad Sports Club

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Manila 10s International Rugby Tournament 2010 Nomad Sports Club Philippines
Image courtesy John Smart

The Manila 10s International Rugby Tournament 2010 at the Nomad Sports Club is the biggest 10-a-side rugby tournament in Asia. Every year the Manila 10s attracts rugby teams & thousands of spectators from around the World to the Nomad Sports Club in Merville Park, Paranaque. If you are a rugby fan then you must not miss this event.

If you can't make it to the event then you can watch the Manila 10s live on the Internet using the MyCam-Asia “Big Screen” view – it is not quite like being there but it is better than missing the event completely.

Dive Davao Festival 2010 – Scuba Diving Events Samal Island Davao

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Dive Davao Festival 2010 Scuba Diving Events Samal Island Davao
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UPDATED 27/03/2010

Dive Davao Festival 2010 is the latest in a series of annual scuba diving events designed to promote the superb scuba diving and snorkeling areas in the Davao Gulf, around Samal Island. Almost all of best Samal Island beach resorts take part in the event and offer special packages for scuba diving adventures, and snorkeling adventures for those who have not yet qualified as scuba divers.

The week long Dive Davao Festival 2010 (formerly: Dive The Gulf 2010) activities will climax on Saturday evening with the Caracoles Festival. The Caracoles Festival is a dusk-to-dawn party along Peñaplata Wharf and adjoining beaches, with music & dancing, food & merriment served all-night long.

National Drag Racing Championship Clark Field Angeles City

Friday, July 31st, 2009
National Drag Racing Championship Clark Field Angeles City
Photo courtesy Batangas Racing Circuit

The next leg of the National Drag Racing Championship will be held at Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga, on 22nd August. The exact location is behind the Clark Expo on the North side of the former Clark Air Force Base. This particular race session should determine the Philippine National Drag Racing Champion for 2009.

For such a high-octane motor sport it is interesting that a relatively low-octane product, San Mig Coffee, sponsors National Drag Racing Championship. But sponsor it they do, along side (more appropriately) Yokohama and Aerome

Independence Day Sailing In Subic Bay

Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Smallest Island In The World
Photo by Martyn Willes

The 2009 Independence Day Commodore's Cup Regatta offers you the chance to GetWet sailing in the Philippines and see Subic Bay from a totally new perspective. The 2009 Independence Day Commodore's Cup Regatta is organised by the Subic Bay Yacht Club, the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors (SAGS) and The Lighthouse Marina Resort Hotels.

From 12-14 June the waters of Subic Bay will be filled with sailing yachts of all shapes and sizes and apart from being a great spectator sport, with exciting on-water sailing action photography opportunities, if you have any prior sailing experience at all then you can join in the 2009 Independence Day Commodore's Cup Regatta because there are always boats looking for extra crew.