Information About ‘Subic Bay’ in The Philippines

Sports Tourism Philippines Next Objective

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Photo by: Juliet Solar

Sports tourism is expected to bring the next million, first-time tourists to the Philippines. In discussion with Directors of Department of Tourism in Makati City this is the real expectation. But what sports and where?

One example: Subic Bay Freeport

President To Welcome BRP Ramon Alcaraz, And Boost Tourism?

Sunday, August 4th, 2013
Image Courtesy: jbongsky30

His Excellency Benigno Aquino III, President of the Republic Of The Philippines, will visit Subic Bay Freeport on 6th August to officially welcome the Philippines' second patrol frigate to the port: BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Saluting the frigate upon arrival will be yachts from the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors (SAGS) sailing club that have been specifically invited to participate in the ceremonies.

BRP Ramon Alcaraz is a Hamilton Class, high endurance cutter, originally launched for the United States Coastguard as the USCGC Dallas.


Miss Scuba Philippines Dives Subic Bay 2012

Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Image Courtesy: Miss Scuba Philippines

Subic Bay 6th October - The Miss Scuba Philippines pageant aims to put everyone's focus back into the ocean. Miss Scuba Philippines is part of the Miss Scuba International series of pageants, which were first held in 2011. First event: scuba diving lessons at the Lighthouse Marina Resort, Subic Bay.

Unlike most beauty pageants that simply celebrate the inner beauty and courage of today's modern women, Miss Scuba Philippines will follow the Miss Scuba International philosophy of focusing the participants and the associated media coverage on local and global ocean conservation campaigns.

Philippine Flying Fifteens Match Racing In Subic Bay

Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Image courtesy Martyn Willes

Subic Bay, 12th April 2012 – The first two of five Flying Fifteen class sailing yachts were launched at Watercraft Venture today for exhibition match racing event between international sailing champions Sam Chan and Neil Pride. The Flying Fifteens were donated to SAGS (Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors) by the Hong Kong Flying Fifteens Association in order to encourage young sailors from around the country to embrace the spirit of yachting and, in particular, to prepare them for competition in the Flying Fifteen Worlds, to be held in Hong Kong, 24th October to 7th November, 2013.

According to Ricky Sandoval of Watercraft Venture, these donated boats will provide the foundation for a reinvigorated Philippine Flying Fifteen Association fleet, with more boats to be added as soon as sponsorship from government and industry can be secured.

Superyacht TV Discovers Wow In The Philippines

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Image courtesy Martyn Willes

A few years ago “the Philippines” was the whispered word in the world of superyacht destinations, now it seems everyone wants to come and check out the Philippine islands, from the perspective of the bridge of their own superyacht. Could it be that the Wow of the Philippines is even more fun for the ultra–rich?

Superyachts that used to come here did so in secret; privacy and seclusion was the objective. I recall when one such superyacht arrived off Puerto Galera in 2007, just long enough to dive the famous Canyons dive site off Escarceo Point. Staff at Asia Divers, who supplied the divemaster, were sworn to secrecy; the next morning the yacht was just a memory.

Philippine Independence Day Regatta 2011 Subic Bay

Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Photograph Doni Altura Jun Avecilla Ricky Sandoval
Image courtesy Martyn Willes

The Philippine Independence Day Regatta 2011 will be held in Subic Bay to celebrate the Philippines' declaration of independence from Spanish Rule on 12th June, 1898. The regatta will attract racing and cruising yachts from around the country for two days of sailing in one of the most notable of Philippine sailing venues.

The actual Act of the Declaration of Independence was read in public for the first time at the residence of General Emilio Aguinaldo - the self-proclaimed leader of the Filipino revolutionary forces - in Kawit, Cavite. The act of reading the Declaration consolidated the power base that he had amassed by virtue of removing other notable Filipino revolutionaries such as Andres Bonifacio – hailed by many as the true hero of the revolution – by accusing him of treason.

Hong Kong San Fernando Race 2011

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Image: yacht in Hong Kong San Fernando Race
Image courtesy Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

The biennial San Fernando Race from Hong Kong to San Fernando City, La Union starts on 20th April at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour. Now in its 34th year, the 480 nautical mile race is a Category One (safety) Asian Classic yacht race.

Weather during the San Fernando Race is very unpredictable – sometimes strong winds, sometimes very light winds, sometimes a mixture of both – but almost always from the East. When the wind is strong crew on deck can expect a salt-water shower every 12 seconds – a shower that starts off very cold, leaving Hong Kong waters, but warms up somewhat by the second day as the yachts come into the lee of Luzon Island.

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).