Team Out of City Weblog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Bicol is synonymous with its vacationer icons—the perfect-cone Mayon Volcano, the butanding whale shark, powdery white sand seashores, to not point out its mouth-watering delicacies.
With its wealthy our bodies of water, mountainous contour, pure wonders, and outside recreation, the Division of Tourism has branded the area as an thrilling and consummate vacation spot.
This attractive getaway has grow to be extra thrilling with the introduction of an journey sport that has been within the sidelights for fairly a while—crusing.
The huge Albay Gulf, which embraces the seaboard of Albay, grew to become an enormous watersport playground with the Thrilling Bicol Oz Goose Nationwide Championships held lately on the Legazpi Metropolis Boulevard.
The 2-day sailfest is organized by the Philippine Residence Boatbuilders Yacht Membership (PHBYC) and the Albay Yacht Membership (AYC), with the help of DOT Area 5 and the Legazpi Metropolis Authorities.
“Bicol has been gaining in reputation with watersports lovers, wakeboarders, surfers, paddlers, scuba divers and now, sailors. Its pure magnificence is its important enchantment, and the individuals’s heat hospitality in embracing watersports enhances its pure attraction,” says DOT regional director Herbie Aguas.
He famous that the crusing occasion is part of the DOT’s Thrilling Restart program which is a reboot of the area’s tourism trade which was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A sports activities fanatic, Aguas mentioned that the match kindled neighborhood curiosity within the sport and prompted the seek for different potential crusing spots within the close by provinces.
The Oz Goose is a 12-foot lengthy wind-powered sailboat with a 14-foot mast and crewed by two individuals. It’s low cost and straightforward to assemble and is good for ladies, youth, kids, and individuals with disabilities (PWDs).
Launched within the Philippines in 2015, there are about 100 Oz Goose boats domestically, with 12 of them on the AYC.
Oz Goose crusing began in 2021 and has gained reputation amongst youths in Legazpi’s coastal villages, largely via the efforts of metropolis councilor Fernand Imperial, who can be the commodore of the AYC.
In keeping with Imperial, the membership goals to develop the variety of the crusing neighborhood via the conduct of boat-building actions with the help of presidency businesses, tourism institutions, non-public entities, and particular person lovers.
In the meantime, Legazpi mayor Noel Rosal mentioned that with Albay Gulf’s difficult winds and the breath-taking view of Mayon Volcano, crusing might be one other thrilling exercise within the Metropolis of Enjoyable and Journey.
Now on its fourth version, the Nationwide Championships is the primary to be held exterior its house base on the Taal Lake Yacht Membership, with over 100 sailors collaborating and was met by the nice and cozy crowd reception.
The 2-day competitors was topped by the tandem of Fernan Sarmiento and Miguel Jose Magsaysay of Subic Crusing which bested 33 different groups.
The tandems of Nicko Boyano and Sorlano Boyano, and Zoren Boyano and Rhenalyn Boyano, all members of the Philippine Crusing Affiliation captured the second and third honors.
Different winners had been twins Jonalyn and Jonabel Parocha, additionally of the PSA, who emerged first place within the girls’s class, whereas Cherrie Pinpin and Joshua Barcelon topped the Sailability division for PWDs.
Finishing the profitable circle is Jazmine Lucero who had the very best end within the B-Fleet.
The Thrilling Bicol Oz Goose Nationals can be supported by Kress Philippines, Toyota Albay, Hyde Sails Cebu, Imperial Properties, Pacific Blue Dive Middle; lodge companions Proxy by The Oriental, Legazpi Oceanfront Hostel, Lodge Sentro, and RRCG Transport as an official provider.