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The PGYC News is the latest publication from the Puerto Galera Yacht Club.

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Yacht Club Manager

July 4th, 2014

The Philippines premier sailing club requires a highly motivated individual to assume the post of Club Manager.This is a senior management position reporting, through the Club Commodore, to the Board of Directors.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the overall day to day administration of club activities in accordance with policies formulated by the Board of Directors.

1.  Food &Beverage

Within the Clubhouse our Castaways restaurant and bar operates daily serving members,

visiting sailors and the general public.

  1. Moorings

The Club regulates a number of moorings in the Muelle harbour used by members and, increasingly by visiting yachts sailing in from all parts of  planet Earth.

  1. Dinghy Sailing

The Club operates a fleet of 20 sailing dinghys and a 30 foot sloop teaching how to sail to the general public, marintime organisations and schools(both Philippine and international): also teaches local school children how to sail free of charge.

  1. Sailing Regattas

The Club organises 5 regattas each year including the All Souls Regatta, Philippine’s largest regatta, involving 30 plus yachts and some 300 sailors.

The specific duties of the Club M,anager will involve

1.recruitment, training, supervision, and allocation of duties of permanent staff and casual staff as the need arises.

2.ensuring that all divisions operate within the budget parameters as prepared by the Club Treasuer.

3.production of a monthly email newsletter.

4.preplanning and organisation of sailing regattas.

5.organising and promoting specific events to attract patronage to Castways.

6.overseeing the accounting and clerical functions performed by the Office Manager.

As the Club Manager is the intial contact point of members, visiting sailors, and general public you will engage such persons, ascertain their needs and requirements, and ensure your staff meet their expectations to the highest possible standard, within the appropriate timeframe.

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will have

  1. affinity with the sport of yachting.
  2. appreciation of the nautical environment and an understanding of the terminology.
  3. understanding of accounting and clerical procedures.
  4. a flair for marketing and promotions.
  5. Food and beverage experience
  6. an outgoing positive personality
  7. ability to handle pressure

The hours of work are flexible and will vary from day to day but will involve some evening work.

There are no age limitations to this position and persons of either gender are encouraged to apply.

Email applications detailing your past employment history and the skills you can bring to this position should be addressed to the Commodore at clubhouse@pgyc.org

Easter Regatta Day 3 and Overall Results

April 21st, 2014

Day 3 Cruiser Class  1st place Karis – Colin McLean; 2nd place Princess Arieta – Dale Godkin; 3rd place Pongolona – Jurgen Kirsten

Day 3  – Cruiser/Racer Class 1st place Cardea – Jim Todd; 2nd place Sandoway – Alan Burrell; 3rd place Cocobolo – Ton Van Hierden


Overall Cruiser/Racer  Class  1st place Cardea – Jim Todd; 2nd place Cocobolo – Ton Van Hierden;  3rd place Sandoway – Alan Burrell

Overall Cruiser Class    1st place Princess Arieta – Dale Godkin; 2nd place Karis – Colin McLean; 3rd place Pongolona – Jurgen Kirsten

Overall MultiHull – 1st Place Kerida – Garry Kingshott; 2nd place Flying Dragon – Peter Stevens

Overall Winner Karis – Colin McLean,   2nd place Princess Arieta – Dale Godkin, 3rd Place Cardea – Jim Todd

Easter Regatta Results Day 2

April 20th, 2014

Cruiser/Racer Class – 1st Dany II – John Ridsdel; 2nd Sandoway – Alan Burrell; 3rd Place Cardea – Jim Todd

Cruiser Class – 1st Princess Arieta – Dale Godkin; 2nd Karis – Colin McLean; 3rd Pongolona – Jurgen Kirsten

Easter Regatta Day 1 Results

April 20th, 2014

Cruiser /Racer Class – 1st Cocobolo – Ton Van Hierden;  2nd Cardea – Jim Todd; 3rd Dany II – John Ridsdel

Cruiser Class – 1st Pongolona – Jurgen Kirsten; 2nd Princess Arieta – Dale Godkin; 3rd Karis – Colin McLean

March 10th, 2014

Puerto Galera Yacht Club Easter Regatta

Friday April 18th to Sunday April 20th, 2014

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines



1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

1.2 All races will be completed using a pursuit race format.

1.3 Racing rule(s) 26 and 61.2 will be changed as follows: no signals will be given; and, a Protest Fee will be required in the event of a protest not being settled in advance of submission of protest forms. The changes will appear in full in the sailing instructions. In addition, Rule 77 will not apply.


Advertising is permitted but boats wishing to carry their own sponsors advertising are invited to contact the race organizers to prevent conflict with race sponsors.


3.1 The regatta is open to boats of the following classes:





3.2 For a Class to be recognised by the Regatta, a minimum of 3 boats must enter the Class. Classes may be divided or combined subject to the number of entries in the Class.

3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing the attached entry form and sending it to the PGYC Race Committee, Puerto Galera Yacht Club by April 15, 2014.

3.3 The Board of Directors reserves the right to accept or refuse any entry.


4.1 The entry fee will be P3360.00 (which includes 12% value added tax) per boat.


5.1 Registration will take place at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club from 1200 – 1700 on Thursday April 17th and on Friday April 18th from 0800 – 0900. Intending competitors can register their intent by emailing the Race Committee at clubhouse@pgyc.org .

5.2 The first warning signal is scheduled each day for 1000.

Friday April 18th Long Race

Saturday April 19th Long Race

Sunday April 20th Short Race


The sailing instructions will be available no later than April 15, 2014 from the PGYC website at www.pgyc.org.


Racing will take place in Verde Island Passage in the vicinity of Puerto Galera.


Limited free mooring will be available on a first come first serve basis from April 17th through April 21st. The moorings are typically full so competitors should plan on anchoring at the Boquete Island anchorage. A service boat will be available.


Trophies will be given for the first three places in the overall Easter Regatta based upon the PGY Performance Handicap System.

Daily Prizes will be given for the first three places in each class.


Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.


For further information please contact:

PGYC Race Committee

Puerto Galera Yacht Club

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Philippines 5203

Tel: +63 43 287 3401

Email: clubhouse@pgyc.org


PGYC Race Registration Form

Easter Regatta 2014

Owner: ____________________________________________________

Skipper (If different from owner):________________________________

Phone: ___________________ Email:____________________________

Yacht Club: _________________________________________________

Yacht Name: ________________________________________________

Boat Type: __________________________________________________

Manufacturer: __________________LOA/LWL: ___________________

Monohull: _________ Multihull: _________

Displacement: __________________Sail Area: _____________________

Number of Crew: __________ Available Places for Visitors: ___________

Registration P3,360.00 Paid:_____________

(which includes 12% value added tax)

Signature: _____________________

Please return completed registration forms to:

PGYC Race Committee

Puerto Galera Yacht Club

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Philippines 5203

Email: clubhouse@pgyc.org

Tel: +63 43 287 3401

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