Did you know that the Philippine Independence Day used to be celebrated on July 4 until former President Diosdado Macapagal changed it to June 12? (More information)
Wether it is independence from Spanish or American Empire, the Independence Day is about us citizens recognizing the efforts of our forefathers, looking back where we have been, appreciating what we have, and to remain vigilant in protecting our freedom and way of life.
As we celebrated the Philippine Independence Day with a regatta last June 8, we are also reminded of the World Ocean’s Day. As an archipelagic nation, sailing and protecting our ocean should be second nature to us.
We had two glorious days of sailing with five (5) keelboats participating last June 8 to 9 with several more dinghies with our young athletes training for the SEA Games. The five (5) boats are Misty Mountain with skipper George Hacket, Savage with skipper Pete Waa, Selma Star with skipper Ricky Sandoval, Hurricane Hunter with skipper Albert Altura and Niki with skipper Vincent Fougnies.
Overall Result after three (3) races is as follows:
1st place: Selma Star
2nd place: Savage
3rd place: Misty Mountain
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This event is brought to you by the Philippine Sailing Association, Lighthouse Marina Resort, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Watercraft Ventures, Standard Insurance Global City, and San Miguel Corporation.