The Philippine Hobie Challenge, one of the most extreme annual sailing events in the Philippines, is all set for its 13th year.
What started in 1999 as a gathering of a small group of international sailors who envisioned an extreme sailing event that would take them to different islands, with a goal to sail for six legs and end each day in rustic, undiscovered areas, is now a major sporting event in the country.
This year, participants from France, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Italy and the Philippines are expected to grace the event. The 13th Philippine Hobie Challenge will be held at the beautiful Anvaya Cove in Morong, Bataan on February 23 to March 1.
With the Philippines having thousands of beautiful islands, it is a perfect location for this kind of sporting event. Add to that, the placid waters of Anvaya Cove provide the preferred setting for the regatta.
The sailors and organizers not only enjoy their sport during this action-filled weekend, but also, they provide outreach programs to the communities they visit. Every Challenge has a medical or outreach component in it. This year, Lifeline rescue (Maedical) and participants will donate their time and skills as their duty to the visited communities.
The Philippine Hobie Challenge is open to hobie catamaran sailors. Visit their website for more information on how to join: http://www.hobiechallenge.ph
To know more about the sport, read this: http://www.choosephils.com/read_post.php?cat=people&id=434
If you wish to sail on a hobie catamaran, the Taal Yacht is offering sailing lessons. You may call them at: