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All welcome at the 31st PGYC Easter Regatta 2023 – the longest running yachting event in the Philippines. Come and join in the fun of sailing in the Verde Island Passage, enjoying good food and good company at the PGYC Clubhouse, and exploring all the new outdoor activities that Puerto Galera has to offer.

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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 PGYC Bar & Restaurant is happy to receive and serve visitors during the current opening hours schedule. While on the premises you are required to follow the standard safety protocols: wear a face mask; and, observe social distancing

  • Monday & Tuesday – 12noon to 6.00pm (5.30pm last orders)
  • Wednesday through Friday: 12noon-8.00pm (7.30pm last orders)
  • Friday: 8.00am-10.00pm (9:30pm orders call)
  • Saturday: 8.00am-10.00pm (9:30pm orders call)
  • Sunday: 8.00am-8.00pm (7.30pm last orders)

For reservations please call 0917 520 5874

The PGYC Service Boat from the Municipal Pontoon to the Clubhouse and Moorings will operate on the following schedule at 30-minute intervals but you can now walk along the new Mangrove Walk from the Galleon at Muelle Pier and along the way you may see kingfishers, egrets and more:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8.00am-8.00pm
  • Wednesday and Friday 8.00am-10.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday : 8.00am-8.00pm

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.

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Download the PGYC 25th Anniversary Souvenir Publication and read about the 2nd oldest yacht club in the Philippines.

The Puerto Galera Yacht Club has become synonymous with the fun side of the sport of sailing for 25 years. Through regattas, rallies and Wet Wednesday sailing experiences the club has offered the sport of sailing and the spirit of camaraderie among nations to all corners of the Philippine archipelago and far beyond.

The yacht club dinghy sailing program (the “Small Boat Program”) has taught hundreds of children the basics of the sport of sailing for little or no charge. Three of the program’s graduates have gone on to become members of the elite Philippine Olympic Sailing Team while two others have become PGYC sailing instructors.

Over the years the PGYC membership has included noblemen, kings of industry as well as down to Earth sailors of every gender, nationality and religion.

It is all here in the 25th Anniversary Souvenir Publication . . .

PGYC 25 Years

. . . download the online edition now (file size 3.6MB) for no charge; the glossy, collectable, printed version will be available for order & delivery soon

Alternatively you can flick through the publication through the following website: flick through PGYC 25 Years

Want to pre-order the printed version? Click this link to request from the yacht club.