ABOUT US

 

The Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors, locally known as “SAGS”, is fully registered with the Philippines’ Securities & Exchange Commission as a Non-Profit Corporation. It has opened doors for more opportunities in spreading the spark for sailing.

It was formed back in 2003 by the gentlemen who all share the unbridled passion and commitment for sailing: Jun Avecilla, Stan Krug, Jeremy Simpson and distinctly, the late Peter Sharpe. Where Peter left, immediately former congressman and commodore Ricky Sandoval picked up the cudgels and since then has greatly contributed to the club’s growth. What’s unique about this organization is that all members are equal.

As the fraternity grew, so did the races such as the acclaimed annual Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Commodores’ Cup Regatta. Several years and a bundle of noteworthy races later, Subic Bay has now become the foremost sailing and yacht racing destination of the Philippines.


 

You can now become a member! For the gentlemanly sum of Php1,000 per year; the only requirement for membership is that you must be an active sailor. Click here for more information.

Its local community are composed of entrepreneurs, expatriates, and sports enthusiasts such as the The Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors locally known as “SAGS”.

The Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors Club was formed by the gentlemen who all share the unbridled passion and commitment for sailing: Jun Avecilla, Stan Krug, Jeremy Simpson and distinctly, the late Peter Sharpe. Where Peter left, immediately former congressman and commodore Ricky Sandoval picked up the cudgels and since then has greatly contributed to the club’s growth.

Several years and a bundle of noteworthy races later, Subic Bay has now become the foremost sailing and yacht racing destination of the Philippines.

As the fraternity grew, so did the races such as the acclaimed annual Subic Bay to Boracay Race, Boracay Cup Regatta and Commodores’ Cup Regatta which are all part of the prestigious Asian Yachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Circuit, organized yearly by Captain Marty Rijkuris.

The efforts and initiatives of SAGS since their establishment as a registered Non-Profit Corporation with the Philippines’ Securities & Exchange Commission in 2013 has opened doors for more opportunities in spreading the spark for sailing. Subic Bay now has 5 Flying Fifteen Sailboats donated by the Royal Hong Kong Flying Fifteen Association to the Fleet. Additional grants were sought for the completion of the remaining boats and formation of the SAGS Sailing School in conjunction with the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians. The 5 boats augmented the 4 Flying Fifteens donated by Capt. Vic del Prado of Klaveness Shipping.

Asia’s top sailor and Asian Yachting Grand Prix Skipper of the Year and great supporter of sailing in the country, Mr. Frank Pong, has donated 8 complete sails for the flying fifteens from his UK-Halsey Loft in Hong Kong giving the SAGS Sailing school the much needed boost.

With all these developments, it’s no surprise that competitive yacht racing in the country will continue to make waves in the sailing world.