Last year’s double winner, Sam Chan’s TP52 Free Fire, is ready to defend its title in the forthcoming great sailing events, the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and the four-day racing quest for the Boracay Cup.
Under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association, the yearly sailboat race is strongly supported by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the provincial government of Aklan.
SBMA will host two of the 12 prestigious regattas of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship 2011-2012 that will determine the Asian Yachting Skipper and Yacht of the Year, all of which are of international standard, comparable with the most popular sailing circuits in the world.
The Subic Bay to Boracay Race and the Boracay Cup Regatta will officially start on Feb. 24 and the overall awards will be presented on March 2.
SBMA Chairman Roberto V. Garcia welcomes these two events, affirming that Subic Bay is an ideal venue for various sports festivals that attract both local and international tourists.
Following the Rolex China Sea Race which will finish here, Subic Bay will also host the Commodores Cup Regatta in April 2012.
Competitive sailing action in the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship 2011-2012, started last year with the China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong-Vietnam Race, Rajah Muda Selangor in November and the Phuket King’s Cup in December.