PHINSAF is a non-stock, non-profit foundation run by Philippine-based sailors for all sailors. Through this website, we at PHINSAF seek to provide all sailors with a venue to get into the country's burgeoning sailing scene. Blessed with over 7,100 islands, sun blessed topical beaches and sailable conditions throughout most of the year, the Philippines is a sailor's paradise. So whether you're a monohull enthusiast, a competitive racer, a boat builder, a weekend sailor or someone who simply wants to learn how to sail for the first time, this site's meant to be your main port of call in navigating all that is sailing in this country. So explore the site, come back regularly for updates and feel free to contact us to discover why we're so passionate about trying to put Philippine sailing on the map.
The recently concluded 2016 Philippine Hobie Challenge sponsored by Cherry Mobile had Central Visayas, Philippines as its backdrop with sailors from all across the globe joining forces to make February 20 to February 27, 2016, a truly memorable date in the global sailing calendar. Below are the results of the challenge. Leg 1 : GoPro Mactan Island to Cabilao Island Leg – View Complete Results 1st Place – Team Fiji Samaki 2nd Place – Team Not Dead Yet 3rd Place – Team Bung Beatles Leg 2 : Cabilao Island to Sumilon Island Leg – View Complete Results 1st Place...
Philippine Sailing Association’s Ridgely Balladares (helm) and Richly Magsanay (crew) zipped past all the other Hobie 16 teams in the Lighthouse Marina Resort Hobie Nationals in Subic last February 6-8, thus defending the championship they won last year. Balladares secured their spot by the sixth of the seven-race tilt, and afforded to retire the last race with a still clear seven-point lead over second-placer Mike Ngu (helm) and Boyet Magsanay (crew). Ten local teams competed in this year’s Hobie Nationals, which was a different kind of challenge given the light winds that prevailed during most of the races. Such...