8th Commodores’ Cup Regatta set
THE SATURDAY Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) Club will stage the eighth Commodores’ Cup Regatta from April 7 to 9 in cooperation with The Lighthouse Marina Resort and Philippine Sailing Association (PSA).
Hong Kong’s defending IRC Racing champion Jelik of Frank Pong and IRC Cruiser B winner Selma skippered by Ricky Sandoval are expected to compete in the two-day sailing event, according to PSA vice chairman Jun Avecilla.
However, IRC Cruiser A winner Red Kite II skippered by Anthony Root will not participate this year.
The inshore races are organized by the Saturday SAGS Club, in conjunction with the Asian Yachting Grand Prix and in cooperation with The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Watercraft Ventures, Inc., Standard Insurance and the Department of Tourism.
Every year since 1962, international yachtsmen and women have pitted themselves against the cold rough seas off Hong Kong at the start of the race, and the languid, sun-drenched slope of the windless days off the coast of the Philippines.
This year, the race from Hong Kong will finish in San Fernando, La Union (480 nautical miles).
Avecilla said the Commodore’s Cup will have several races of different kinds of training boats. Jasmine W. Payo