Subic Commodore's Cup expands
by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia on 30 Mar 2014
Philippines Commodore’s Cup 2012 - IRC Cruiser Racing, last start Guy Nowell © http://www.guynowell.com
Commodore's Cup Regatta 2014, Big Boats and Ocean Multihulls
Tuesday 22 April to Saturday 26, 2014
NOTICE of RACE
1 Organising Authority
The Race will be organised by the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) Club, in conjunction with the Lighthouse Marina Resort, Watercraft Ventures, Inc. and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association.
To download 2014 NOR, go to www.lighthousesubic.com/sailing/the-commodores-cup-2014-NOR.pdf
This year the Subic Commodore's Cup will include four days of racing for Flying Fifteens, dinghies, Hobie 16s and windsurfers - that's while the Rolex China Sea Race fleet is en route Hong Kong-Philippines. And then the Big Boats take over for a further four days of racing in the sparkling environs of Subic Bay.
The deepwater bay that includes the gigantic ex-US military base, airport and dockyards (as well as the Subic Bay Yacht Club) is a truly first class spot for a regatta. Organisers hope that boats sailing in the Hong Kong to Subic Rolex China Sea Race will 'stay an extra day' and participate in the Commodore's Cup. Numbers of stay-overs have been down in recent years, but indications are that 2this year's event is attracting a very good entry list. It's a very good regatta - location, location, location - that just needs the numbers to lift it up to the top flight of the Asian regatta rankings. Race Management by 'Jerry and the Racemakers' Rollin, so you know it'll be good.
It's a walk-on-walk-off regatta, based at the Subic Bay Yacht Club. Sailing is typically conducted in 12-18 kts of breeze under blue skies in 28 degrees of delicious tropical warmth. The only thing cold around this regatta is the beer - the perfect antidote to Hong Kong in April. C'mon, you didn't really want to turn round at the end of the RCSR and go straight back to clammy humidity and fog in Hong Kong, did you?