Subic Sailing Club Awarded "Outstanding International Contribution of the Year" by China Cup
Last November 9, 2018 at the China Cup 2018 Sailing Spirit Grand Ceremony held at the Historic Dapeng Fortress in Shenzhen, Subic Sailing Club (SSC) was awarded by the China Cup Organizing Committee as an "Outstanding International Contribution of the Year" to the sports and development of sailing in the Region along with the Clipper 2017-18 Around the World Race, The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and The Far East Cup. SSC Founder and Commodore Jun Avecilla received the prestigious award on behalf of the Club.
The China Cup International Regatta(CCIR) and Subic Sailing Club’s (SSC) association date back 12 years ago when Subic Sailing Club, (then called the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen SailingClub or “SAGS”) co- founder Jun Avecillajoined the inaugural CCIR in his Beneteau First 36.7 Selma Star representing Team Philippines. The relationship grew from there as SSC competed in Beneteau First 40.7, Soto 27 and Far East 28R one design classes in the succeeding years thereafter. In fact, SSC has participated in 8 of the 12 years of CCIR’s existence fostering goodwill and friendship.
A partnership and Joint Cooperation Agreement between Subic Sailing Club, organizer of two Philippine premier international yacht racing events that are part of the Asian Yachting Grand Pix Circuit namely the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and the Boracay Cup Regatta (SBBRBCR), and the Commodores Cup Regatta (CCR), under the helm of former Subic Bay Yacht Club Commodore Ricky Sandoval and SAGS/SSC Founder Jun Avecilla was forged with Mr. David Zhong (Deputy Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of China Cup International Regatta (CCI ROC)/Chinese Yachting Association Club Management) in 2014.
Thereafter an expanded agreement was signed with CCI ROC/Shenzhen Across Four Oceans Sailing Club in 2017, in the spirit of cooperation to participate in reciprocal regattas and activities and develop sailing between the two countries. To jointly promote the branded sailing events organized by both parties, expand the sailing sports’ influence in the Asian regions.
As an endorsement to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, witness to the signing were Hong Kong/China sailing legend Frank Pong and Philippine Sailing Association (PSA) President Judes Echauz who for the past 3 years has competed in the China Cup in his TP 52 Centennial III and fielded top PSA team composed of National sailors in the Fareast 28R. They are the defending Champions in the respective Division having won last year. This year the Standard Insurance PSA Sailing Team is the overall winner for the IRC A division as well as the Asian Sailing Federation One Design Class once again!