Anvaya Cove Open House April 14, 2013

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Anvaya Cove Open House April 14, 2013
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The thrill of sailing highlights 13th Philippine Hobie Challenge

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Text and photos by Ana Valenzuela, InterAksyon.com. · Sunday, March 17, 2013 · 3:48 pm

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Recognized for its banana-shaped hulls, the Hobie 16 is the boat of choice for the 13th Philippine Hobie Challenge. Photo by Ana Valenzuela, InterAksyon.com.

‘Have you ever gone sailing?’

Monchu Garcia was once asked this question. But Garcia, who has been boating and fishing a lot, been on speedboats, never did once try sailing, so the definitive answer was, “no.”

Then the man replied, “Not yet? Wait, until you try it.”

And when he did get into the sports, Garcia has been a sailing enthusiast ever since. “If you have been on a boat or a bangka, it is so different,” he says. “The minute you are in the boat, you will feel the exhilaration of being powered by nothing but the wind. But at the same time having full control of where you want to go, because if you know how to navigate the sail, you can take the boat anywhere, no matter where the wind is blowing.”

Garcia is a representative of the Philippine Inter-Island National Sailing Foundation (PHINSAF), which together with the Ayala Land Premier residential-leisure development, Anvaya Cove hosted the recently concluded 13th Philippine Hobie Challenge last February 23 up to March 1, 2013.

“Last year, we held the National Hobie Competition at Anvaya,” remarks Garcia. “It is a perfect place for sailing—the winds and the beach were very nice so we invited them to be a sponsor again, this time for the Hobie Challenge.”

This year, the Hobie Challenge had 20 teams, nine of which are foreigners coming from Australia, Italy, France, Taiwan, and USA. The Australian team even has a former world champion.

The fleets explored Zambales, Subic, Nasugbu, Calatagan, Anilao, Puerto Galera, and even some parts of Palawan. “It started in Candelaria, Quezon and finished in Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan,” Paul Symes Chairman of the 13th Philippine Hobie Challenge Committee Chairman tells us.

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Paul Symes this year’s Philippine Hobie Challenge Committee Chairman. Photo by Ana Valenzuela, InterAksyon.com.

“The idea of the challenge is to go from location to location,” Symes says. “So, with the Philippines having more than 7,000 islands the whole idea is to visit as many islands as you can in a week.”

The actual race was about 250 miles over five days, but the entire event is about nine days. “Each leg is based on distance as opposed to time,” Symes elaborates. There would be five legs, the average leg is about 40 nautical miles, with the shortest leg measuring about 18 nautical miles, and the longest about 55 nautical miles. Depending on the wind strength, the target sailing time is about four to six hours of battling the winds.

The Philippine Hobie Challenge is touted to as the most extreme sailing event in Asia. This is because of the distance, the race covering 250 miles in five days. Also because of the weather, as this happens on the peak of the amihan season, so competitors can expect strong winds and rough seas. Most importantly, it is done in a small boat, the Hobie 16, the second largest fleet in the world.

“In a big yacht, with a 10, 15, or 20 crew members, one person does only one thing, or maybe three or four people do the same thing, but in a Hobie Challenge and there are two people, there are a lot of things to do,” Garcia explains. “So, one person does a lot of things simultaneously, as well as balancing yourself on the boat, so that you don’t flip over.”

What more the Hobie Challenge encourages design sailing, wherein seafarers are not allowed to do any alterations to their Hobie 16, which is a difficult boat to maneuver. “It is only how tight you pull the sails, how you position the rig, you cannot add different sails,” comments Garcia. “So in one design racing, it puts everybody in the same playing field and it takes the skill of the sailors.”

In this year’s Hobie Challenge, Garcia once again sailed with his daughter, Bianca. This is the third time they participated in the regatta.

“She has been sailing since she was a little girl, (it was just) fun sailing, and then three or four years ago, I asked her to race with me, the short races, the inshore, the regattas, and she liked it,” Garcia recalls.

Last year they even finished third in one the legs in the Hobie Challenge in Palawan. “You need a certain weight or balance in the boat, so it is perfect to have her as a crew,” he says proudly of her daughter who he mentions is not that big.

“You need a little bit of athleticism for the Hobie 16,” Garcia notes. “But, sailing is just like biking you can bike for fun, you can bike at the park, and if you want to take it up the next level, you can go motocross biking. Sailing is just like that, you can do it for fun, at the same time if you want to push yourself, it can be a very athletic sport.”

“Sailing is fantastic,” he shares to what he has discovered. “You are going fast on a powerful boat, plus you are not contributing one ounce of pollution, you are not consuming energy at all. It’s a fantastic sport.”


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Wind, water, freedom: Sailing 101

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by Peter Imbong
Posted on 03/14/2013 7:05 AM | Updated 03/14/2013 7:36 AM
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FOR EVERYONE. Sailing is a ‘lifetime sport’ that is not restricted to a certain age bracket or even fitness level. All photos by Peter Imbong

MANILA, Philippines – “Sailing is the most fun you can have with your clothes on,” said Roman Azanza, president of the Philippine Inter-Island National Sailing Foundation or PHINSAF. On a searing day on the shores of Anvaya Cove in Bataan, several members of the sailing foundation together with guests welcomed the participants of the 13th Philippine Hobie Challenge.

Held since 1999, the Philippine Hobie Challenge is a grueling 250 nautical mile (500 km) regatta which, this year, started in Zambales and ended in Anvaya Cove. It was held over the course of 7 days with 16 pairs of participants from countries like Australia, France, Italy, USA, Taiwan, and the Philippines racing to the finish on hobie cats (small catamarans with two hulls).

“Sailing is a lifetime sport that anyone can get into, at any age or gender,” said Azanza. “It’s an active lifestyle where you get to be one with nature.

“It just opens up a whole new adventure to beachside living and to living in a country like the Philippines.”

The sight of 16 hobies zipping in between islands and flying past the large shipping vessels was a magnificent sight; their more than 20-ft vibrant sails slicing through the cerulean waters of the South China Sea.

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NOT INTIMIDATED. A hobie zips past a large vessel

According to Raffy Nieto, a member of PHINSAF: “Sailing is actually not a physical sport where you need to be physically fit or be of a certain age; it’s a cerebral sport.

“As long as you understand the principles (of sailing) and have a good feel of the boat, the water, and the wind, there’s no reason why somebody can’t learn how to sail.”

Perhaps the most important factor in sailing, as most sailors know, is the wind. Hobies move by the power of the wind alone. Because of their size, hobies are the fastest of small sailboats.

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CEREBRAL. ‘As long as you understand the principles… there’s no reason why somebody can’t learn how to sail,’ says Raffy Nieto

There are two sails on a hobie: “The big main sail which is like the engine of the boat, and what we call the jib sail which is smaller and acts like a turbo charger,” said Nieto. “You can actually sail the boat without the jib. But if you want it to go faster, you use the jib.”

According to Bruce Tardrew, a 68-year-old Australian participant in the regatta, and — believe it or not — one of the top hobie sailors in the world, “there is the misconception about sails that they work by the wind blowing on them” similar to blowing on a paper boat to make it move.

“Sails on these kinds of boats only work that way when you‘re traveling in the direction of the wind,” he told Rappler.

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TOP SAILOR. Australia’s Bruce Tardrew

“At any other angle, they actually work like wings on an airplane. What you’re trying to do with the sails is to generate lift. It’s not so much the wind blowing on the sails but the lift the sail shape creates that, in turn, moves the boat.”

As for the boat itself, there are several important parts. “Normally,” said Nieto, “you’d just say front, back, left, or right. You can’t say those in sailing because it’s always with respect to where you’re standing.”

The pointed or front part of the boat is called the fore, and the back is called the aft. The left part — so to speak — is called the port side, and opposite on the right is the starboard side. And then there are the many ropes — called sheets — that help control the main and jib sail.

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SIGHT TO BEHOLD. Hobie cats may be small, but together against the backdrop of blue skies and waters are an amazing sight

A brand new hobie can set you back half a million pesos. “But there’s an active second-hand market in the Philippines where you can get them for as low as P200,000,” said Azanza. “We’re always looking for new people [to join us.] We, Filipinos, have the potential to be really good sailors; we’re surrounded by sea. On the Sea Games level, for example, some of our local sailors are world class.”

He added, “When we think of sailing, it’s always of regattas and high speed races. But at the end of the day, it’s really about a personal experience: the passion for being out there with nature, having fun, and mastering the elements around you.” – Rappler.com


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Phase 16- NEW LOTS in Ayala Westgrove Heights!

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Anvaya Cove: Featured in PDI’s Lifestyle Page

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Mortgage Rate Survey

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Please be advised of the results of our latest survey on mortgage rates from our current partner banks:

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Rates were maintained from last month’s level except for HSBC’s 5-year rate fixing which rose by 25 bps.
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