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COVID-19 Updates in Subic Bay

Due to the heightened coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat, a state of emergency was declared by President Rodrigo Duterte which resulted in the ban on entry of people, ships, and aircraft coming from COVID-hit countries as well as voluntary quarantine of those who recently traveled abroad. Social Distancing Measures are imposed in the National Capital Region for thirty (30) days.

Subic Bay Freeport Zone is currently under-going thermal scanner reading for all foreign nationals at the main entry, scaled-down community activities and discouraging large gatherings. With the outbreak continuing to develop across the globe, the situation remains complex.

For the safety of the participants, supporters, staff and all related parties, after extensive discussion and careful evaluation, the Chairman’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee has confirmed that the upcoming Chairman’s Cup Regatta in April 25-May 1 is canceled. The Far East 28R Series scheduled to take place on March 28 is also postponed temporarily.

Subic Sailing Club will remain open and is committed to ensuring the safety of our guests. Together with our hotel partner, the Lighthouse Marina Resort, we will be implementing the following protective measures:

  • Temperature scanning will be done at all the entrances to the Club.

  • Hand sanitizers, alcohol and paper napkins will be made available around the premises. Guests with a temperature reading of 38 and above will be immediately requested to proceed to the nearest healthcare facility and WILL NOT be allowed to enter.

  • The Management is closely coordinating with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for protocols on handling suspected cases, and for guidance on proper cleaning, disinfection, and sanitation.

  • All boating equipment will be cleaned and properly sanitized.

Nobody has been spared. Everyone feels the impact to different degrees. We are at a turning point and change is inevitable. It will be painful. While we hope that the virus is contained promptly before any further tragedies, sadly some experts are saying that this will get worse before it gets better.

“It's only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked.” according to Warren Buffet

On the brighter side, there is growth in pain. Throughout history, the biggest and most necessary changes typically come in the wake of crises. And there’s always an opportunity for creativity in destruction.

Here are some more sailing quotes to get you through these challenging times…

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor”

“To reach a port, we must set sail - sail, not tie at anchor… sail, not drift.” - Franklin Roosvelt

“Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

For those who want to go racing without too much risk of exposure, coordinate with us via email or Viber/Wechat/Whatsapp (+639188933745) or Facebook Messenger. Maybe we can organize a start and finish line for you guys. All communications can be done online and radio. We are open to suggestions!

Let us take practical precautions to protect ourselves and our families at all times. Stay Clean. Stay Safe. Stay healthy. Hope to see some of you guys in the water.

"When you can't change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails."


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