The 2016 Philippine Sailing Grand Prix is a series of the most awaited and popular racing events in the country that put Subic Bay in the compass of the international sailing community. This annual event will begin with the Standard Insurance 7th Subic Bay to Boracay Race (SBBR)- Boracay Cup Regatta (BCR) on February 26 to March 4, 2016 and the 9th Commodores’ Cup Regatta on March 29 to April 2, 2016.
Sailing enthusiasts and most especially, grand prix race boats have been attracted to obstacles these races bring. The shifting winds that sailors encounter on Subic Bay, as well as en route to the beautiful island of Boracay cause headaches for the unwary, opportunities for the observant and hard work for the crews. Nevertheless, challengers anticipate the excitement of uncertainty towards the finish line and reap the results from the 20-40 hour grueling race.
Subsequent to the SBBR and BCR will be the 8th Commodore’s Cup Regatta, hosted in Subic Bay. It promises to deliver a more exciting event with the continuation of the recently added multihull division and Flying Fifteen Competition. With CCR being a part of the Asian Yachting Circuit, it is expected for sailors to gather from different countries to compete along the idea and one of the best race management teams in Asia will be led by renowned International Race Officer Jerry Rollin for both events and ensure a high standard and world class race conduct. Additional advantages consist of safe marina facilities and the wide expanse of Subic Bay that makes for an exceptional racing experience. It is also known for good close racing and spontaneous breeze changes that can go up to 15 knots per hour on flat water.