Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sailing in Philippines

I used to sail back in NY and Boston. I have had few opportunities here. The community is smaller but its growing.

I think there is a lot of potential for sailing as a tourism product here in Philippines. There are some excellent wind conditions for races and plenty of deep water around. I think I mentioned the potential here on my visit to Sangley Point, Cavite. There are a few facilities like marinas available although plenty of places that are suitable to built. The top yatch club here is in Manila but Manila bay water is well, unrecreational.

Roxas Blvd

The other club I have been too is Subic Bay. Its really nice with some beautiful boats.



There are some new places such as is in Hamilo at Nusugbu - its basically a second/beach/country home place that is being built to catered to the well-to-do - two hours from Manila. They hold regular regattas although mostly cats (catamarans). It would be interesting to see bigger boats race out here during good conditions.



In other parts of the country, the Cebu Yatch club is very nice one and so is the one in Bohol.