Sailboats in the Philippines

Posted: November 28, 2008 in boat, boating, boats, sailboats, sailing, yacht, yachts
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Sailing in Manila, Philippines

Sailboat

Sailboat by Square Root

This is a photo of sailboats at the Manila Yacht Club in the Philippines.

The Manila Yacht Club is a members only club. Most of the sailing in Manila is based at the MYC, as it is the country’s premiere yacht club. The racing season of the Club runs from September through May each year. One of its main events is the President’s Cup Regatta which is held usually after Easter. This eagerly anticipated event began in 1993 as the Philippine Easter Regatta. It came to be known as it is today when then President Fidel V. Ramos requested the Manila Yacht Club to hold an international regatta during the APEC Summit held in the country in 1997. From then on, the event was renamed as the President’s Cup Regatta. It is a well-publicized and enjoyable sailing competition that gives the Club the opportunity to welcome overseas sailors to our shores and for our local yachtsmen to compete against world-class competitors.

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