Just got home from a very exciting weekend, The Fifth Commodore’s Cup Regatta 2012 held at Subic Bay. Together with my fellow blogger friends, Jeman Villanueva, Ruth Floresca, Myke Soon and Ferdie Bondoy we spent our weekend with the Lead PR, Ms Len and Apet Nunez and Renjie Tolentino who chose us to cover the said event.
This year’s Commodore’s Cup officially commissioned recently with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for sponsorship between the organizer Subic Bay Yacht Club (SBYC), with general manager Jose Maria Vargas, and sponsors PLDT, represented by vice president Renato Castañeda; Subictel and Clarktel, represented by president Dennis Magbatoc; Lighthouse Marina, represented by president Jesus Avecilla, who is also chairman of the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing Club; Watercraft Ventures, represented by president Federico Sandoval II; and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), represented by deputy administrator for tourism Raul Marcelo.
We went to sail to see the competing teams from different countries and the marine officers and staff were very accomodating with us.
First convened in 2008 by Subic Bay Yacht Club Commodore Ricky Sandoval, The Commodore’s Cup Regatta was born.
At the Presscon in the afternoon, They further discussed the birth of the organization and its growing annual event. It has since grown in following and prestige, eventually becoming part of the Asian Yachting Circuit in 2010.
It has since become one of the most anticipated regatta events in the country and one of the world’s top offshore racing competitions.
After the race on April 11, evening socials will be held at the SBYC, while the daily race awards and socials nights will take place at the Lighthouse Marina Resort here. The perpetual trophy will be awarded to the over-all winners and to the champion in each racing class, including the IRC Racing Class, IRC Cruise/Racing Class, IRC Premier Cruising Class, and Cruising Class.
It was indeed a memorable weekend!