Standard Insurance Subic Bay To Boracay Race And Boracay Cup To Kick Off
Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015
The success of acclaimed past racing events in the Philippines has brought the country and its sailing community great pride. The upcoming 6th edition of the two races will be held Feb 27-Mar 2 and Mar 2-6 respectively. The shifting winds in Subic Bay as well as en route to the stunning island of Boracay offer a challenging event that tests sailors’ skills over the three-day course.
Stakes are high as Captain Marty Rijkuris, organiser of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Circuit keeps score of the regattas that count towards the much coveted AY Skipper and Yacht of the Year. The race to Boracay and the Boracay Cup are two out of the 12 races that are conducted across South East Asia in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong that award points to the winners. The accolades are given at the end of the racing season on Koh Samui, Thailand.
Jelik owned by Asian Yachting Grand Prix Skipper of 2013, Frank Pong, snatched the combined Standard Insurance Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup Regatta 2014 title from two-year consecutive champion Karakoa skippered by Ray Ordoveza in the IRC Racing Class.
One of the best race management teams in Asia will be led by renowned International Race Officer Jerry Rollin, ensuring a high standard and world class race conduct. Starting the race in Subic Bay provides the advantages of safe marina facilities and the wide expanse of Subic Bay for the start and this is more than matched by the windy conditions in Boracay that make for an exceptional racing experience.