Royal Cargo All Souls Regatta 2023 Results

Three days of racing in three different weather conditions.

Day 1 we initially used the forecasting tool, which forecast fair winds in the morning reducing in the afternoon to light winds, we actually experienced light to very-light winds all day, which caused the Race Committee to Abandon racing for the Cruiser and Multihull fleets just after lunch, only the Cruiser-racers completed a significantly shortened course.

Day 2 saw somewhat improved weather conditions with all yachts racing and completing the relatively short course across to Verde Island Resort and back. The breeze followed the weather forecast of (fair breeze until 2pm then slowly reducing by around half), having said that the forecast rain in the afternoon turned into clear blue skies, highlighting the cobalt blue appearance of the waters of the Verde Island Passage.

Day 3 forecast from turned out to be close to perfect with a forecast fair-to-good sailing breeze maintaining along the course, around the peninsular beaches and the turning mark off Small Tabinay Beach.

At the end of three days of sailing in Puerto Galera the overall feeling was that everyone had thoroughly enjoyed the event and that they would return next year for the PGYC Easter Regatta 2024 and the All Souls Regatta 2024.

The Puerto Galera Yacht Club thanks all who participated and those who contributed to the success of the Royal Cargo All Souls Regatta 2023.

The Royal Cargo All Souls Regatta 2023 is sponsored by: Royal Cargo, Philippine Retirement Authority, Asia Breweries, Broadwater Marine, Lane Moving & Storage, Solanda Enterprises, Semper Green Energy, SeaJet Paint / Chugoku Marine & Industrial Coatings, Tricom Projects, M/V Isla, Wisdom and EvoCenter

To calculate the Overall Regatta winner we needed all yachts to have sailed the same number of races so the Cruiser-racer had the option to drop their worst race result.

Overall All Souls Regatta 2023 Winners
1st – Karakoa
2nd – Wild Honey
3rd – Irresistible
4th – Emocean
5th – Talang Gala
6th – Enterprise
7th – Dany II
8th – Slipstream III
9th – Papaya 2
10th – Princess Arieta
11th – Forever Young
12th – Arlyn
13th – Papaya Zero
14th – Seahawk
15th – Karis
16th – Camille
17th – Sandoway
18th – Soniya
19th – Shangri-La
20th – Anthea & Kambal

PUERTO GALERA – 31st October, 2023
The 2023 Small Boat Program All Souls Dinghy Regatta in Puerto Galera saw two days of excellent competition between the PGYC dinghy sailors and visitors from the Philippine Sailing Association (“PSA”) and Sailability Philippines.

The competition was focused on Olympic Class Optimist and Mirror, one-design sailing dinghies as the PSA looks to select athletes from around the Philippines to bring home gold in 2024.

Ladies (actually still girls) were in focus at the SBP All Souls Regatta 2023. Puerto Galera ladies were in fierce competition with PSA ladies hoping for selection for the ladies Mirror selection event in Manila later in November. The Puerto Galera Ladies Khim Ashley & Ruchellann gave good report and will be flying the PGYC flag with confidence.

The overall best performance over the weekend was shown by PGYC’s Jonvic & Reymark, winning 9 out of 10 of their Mirror races (and coming 2nd in their 10th race). Definitely gold medal hopes for the Philippines for 2024.

Reymark and Jonvic Winners Mirror 2023

Jonvic & Reymark

While the overall best performance by in the Ladies division was by PGYC’s Ray Samson sailing an Optimist class dinghy.

Raya Samson Winners Optimist 2023

Raya Samson

Philippines Sailability returned to Puerto Galera for the first time since the Covid crisis and we were pleased that they were able to show good report with an 8th place overall performance.

When not actually racing the sailors adopted the standby committee boat S/Y Camille as their play-station and enjoyed swimming, diving, kayaking and bodyboarding. The take away from the event was that it was definitely More Fun the Philippines in Puerto Galera !

Results SBP All Souls Regatta 2023

All Souls Regatta 2023 logos

The All Souls Regatta 2023 sailing week starts on October 28 with the 2-day All Souls SBP Regatta for sailing dinghies and continues on November 1 the with the 3-day All Souls Regatta for sailing yachts. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club.

If you own a yacht then come and sail with intent with the chance of winning bottle of rum and becoming a regatta champion.

If you have some experience but have no yacht the come and join one of the yachts as crew – there are always yachts needing extra hands.

If you have an interest in the sport of sailing but have no experience and no yacht the come and join in the fun and maybe you can get a ride – many yachts are happy to take newbies with a passion.

The All Souls Regatta has been a feature of Philippine Sailing since 2004 and has been the largest yachting event in the country ever since. Come to the Puerto Galera Yacht Club to find out why . . .

For more information contact:

+63 917 520-5874

Taal Lake, Sunday, 26 February, 2023

Eight of Puerto Galera’s most talented sailing students entered the Oz Goose National Championships 2023 at the weekend at the Taal Lake Yacht Club, Talisay, Batangas. They competed with more than 25 others in three of the four Divisions and took home trophies in all three, including the coveted Overall trophy.

The Oz Goose is a relatively new boat design, unique to the Philippines. Designed by Australian, Michael Storer, for the Philippine Home Boatbuilders Yacht Club, it has become popular with sailing clubs and individuals around the country because it offers a low-cost option for enthusiastic participation in the sport for the less-wealthy . . . as the advertising goes: “an Oz Goose costs less than a new iPhone”. The Oz Goose is designed to be sailed by one or two adults with up to two children – it can be viewed as a “family sailing boat”. During the Championship 2023, the participants were either, one or, two to a boat.

Long-time Puerto Galera resident Peter Stevens, who has been instrumental in building the “Small Boat Program” sailing school at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club since 2004, selected a team that comprised the Club’s best overall sailors and the best of the 2022-graduate sailors to represent Puerto Galera at the Taal Lake event. The selected boys and girls were entered in the “Ladies Division” (for Lady’s-helm or all Ladies) the “B Division” (for those who have not competed in regattas before) and the Overall Championship.

Most significant was that none of the team had ever sailed an Oz Goose before (for most of them they had never traveled beyond Mindoro before); their training had been in Optimist and Mirror dinghies. Recognizing this rather significant disadvantage Peter arranged for the team to arrive in Taal Lake in time to have one day of practice before the actual Championship commenced.

After two days of racing Team Puerto Galera amazed the assembled competitors by taking five of the nine trophies that were presented, including two 1st place trophies – for the Ladies Division and for the Overall.

Congratulations to Team Puerto Galera!!

This is just one example of the quality of sailing training offered by the Puerto Galera Yacht Club Small Boat Program sailing school over the years. It is training that gives the country’s youth opportunities to excel in the sport of sailing and, for those with the passion, a stepping stone to a career in international sailing competition.

None of this would be possible without PGYC Members & Friends and the Municipality of Puerto Galera who gave their financial support to cover the expenses of travel, accommodation and food for the Team during the Oz Goose National Championships 2023 at Taal Lake, Batangas. So, to all above we say a huge THANK YOU!

The Notice of Race for the All Souls Regatta 2022 in Puerto Galera, Philippines – the largest yachting event in the Philippines since 2004 – scheduled for 28-31 October, 2022.

yacht racing Philippines
race finishes are so competitive in Puerto Galera

Profits from the All Souls Regatta go directly to support the PGYC Small Boat Program that trains the Philippine youth for international sailing competition and maritime careers. Graduates of the Small Boat Program have competed for the Philippine Team in Ireland, Australia and around Asia, winning gold, silver and bronze medals. Here below, the very first eight graduates from the Program (with coach) after their first competition and winning their first trophies in Subic Bay, at the President’s Cup Regatta 2006.

the first eight sailing graduates 2006
the first eight graduates win at Presidents Cup Regatta 2006

By supporting the All Souls Regatta 2022 you help Philippine youth train to win around the World.

Download the Notice Of Race here