Subic Sailing kicks off two races at Subic Bay this Friday
Published: Tuesday, 19 February 2019
The Standard Insurance Subic Bay Around Verde Island Passage Race will be held on February 22-25. At the same time, the Subic Bay Cup Regatta will be held from February 24 to March 2 in Luzon, Philippines. Launched last year to replace the internationally-recognised Standard Insurance Subic Bay to Boracay Race and the Boracay Cup Regatta, it’s one of the most awaited and popular annual sailing races in the country.
This 200-nautical mile race around Verde Island Passage, declared as the centre of marine biodiversity, will give participating sailors and grand prix race boats the chance to challenge themselves in addition to making an environmental statement.
The Subic Bay Cup Regatta will feature for the first time the FarEast 28R Match Racing grade 3 by the World Sailing Federation followed by the usual one-design fleet racing. The FarEast 28R boats were donated by the Standard Insurance to the Philippine Sailing Association to allow their sailors to train for the upcoming South East Asian Games held in Subic Bay this November. The organising committee will give priority to Southeast Asian countries that would like take part in the one-design racing.