Some of the best players in the Asian yachting circuit will see action in the second Subic Bay to Boracay Race, a 200-mile category 3 offshore race that will start in this free port on February 25.
SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, who expressed his agency’s full support to the project, acknowledged that the race would serve as an excellent platform to further showcase the Subic Bay Freeport.
“This will be not just one exciting sporting event that would help us firm up Subic’s quest for a distinctive spot in the yachting circuit; it will also be a sure-fire boost to our efforts to attract more visitors to Subic and the communities nearby,” Garcia said.
“With this new development, we add more muscle to our bid for the Subic Bay Freeport to be a major player in the maritime industry, as well as a world-class tourism destination,” he said.
Described as one of the most challenging and tactical races in the sailing world, the Subic to Boracay Race 2012 is part of the 12 prestigious regattas in the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship 2011-2012 that will determine the Asian Yachting Skipper and Yacht of the Year.
It will be followed by the four-day Boracay Cup Regatta from February 28 to March 2.
Both races are being organized by the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen’s Sailing (SAGS) Club in this free port under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association and in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Subic Bay Yacht Club (SBYC), The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Watercraft Ventures, the Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce, and the provincial governments of Zambales and Aklan.