PGYC Easter Regatta 2020

Unfortunately the regatta was cancelled because of the coronavirus lockdown. We keep this blog entry anyway.

Planning the Regatta

The announcement of the Puerto Galera Yacht Club (PGYC) Easter Regatta is out.

Magayon II racing

Since Miriam is still in the UK, Martin is going to be skipper this year. The regatta is in its 29th year and will be held on the Easter Weekend  from Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th of April 2020. The regatta is a 3 day event with races on each day. On the second day there is usually a party at the PGYC club house.

Magayon II Crew

We already have a core crew of three, but we can still offer some space for some additional crew. Let us know if you are interested. If three days is too long you can also just join any of the three days. Ideally we have a crew of between 3 and 5.

Core crew:
Martin, Skipper

Maximum of crew is 5, so every day we can accommodate 2 additional crew. So far expressed interest from:
Regis (not sure)
Hung and Khoi
Andrew and Claire

Day 1, Friday, April 10Day 2, Saturday, April 11Day 3, Sunday, April 12
To be decided based on travel plansTo be decided based on travel plans


You need to book accommodation soon since on Easter everything is usually brooked well in advance. Some places close to the Yacht Club. The Gummerts with some friends have booked a two bedroom house in walking distance.

Map of Puerto Galera with some places

There are still lots of places available on

Some places close by:

Sand bar, walking distance. Has a beach, restaurant and swimming pool. Has seen better times though.

Happy Budda Inn, very cheap, less than 3,000 pesos for 3 nights. Walking distance.

Registered Magayon II today (Feb. 25)

PGYC Easter Regatta 202010th ~ 12th April 2020

  ENTRY SUMMARY for Entry ID = 141919

Entry Type :Series Entrant
Series Name :PGYC Easter Regatta 2020
Sail Number :1B
Contact:Martin Gummert
Skipper:Martin Gummert
Entry Received On:25/02/2020 16:22

Regatta announcement from PGYC

“Dear Members and Friends of PGYC,

Invitation to the PGYC Easter Regatta 2020

The Philippines’ longest established regatta for racing and cruising yachts is now in its 29th year and will be held on the Easter Weekend  from Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th of April 2020.

We are looking forward to three days of excellent sailing followed by great social times ashore and, as always, it is your participation together with that of your boat’s company that will make the regatta such a great event.

The Notice of Race (attached) gives details of the regatta and further information will be published on the PGYC  website at from time to time. 

Please note that the number of moorings available for participants is very limited and available moorings will be allocated on a “first-paid first-served” basis. Also a gentle reminder that the cut-off-date for payment to qualify for the Early Bird discount is Friday 20th March 2020.

I look forward to having the pleasure of seeing you and your boat on the water this Easter.

Yours very sincerely,

Terence McManus

Sailing Events Director”