Happy faces of Chairman Ernesto “Judes” Echauz, Standard Insurance and Pres. of Phil Sailing Association (PSA); Jun Avecilla, Chairman of Organizing Committee; Cong. Ricky Sandoval, Chairman Emeritus of Subic Sailing Club; Jerry Rollin, PSA VP and Principal Race Director.

Photo was taken at the media briefing for the Standard Insurance Around Verde Island Passage Race (SBBR) held in Dad’s World Buffet in Padre Faura street, Manila, last February 20th.

SBBR replaced the Subic-Boracay race after ten years due to serious environmental issues, comments Echauz as they endorse Pres. Duterte plans on healing Boracay.

“Maybe there is no better time to focus on Boracay’s rehabilitation than now,” says Zed Avecilla, Executive Director of Subic Sailing Club (SSC).

Verde Island is a strait that separates the island of Luzon and Mindoro, connecting the West Phil Sea with the Tayabas Bay in Quezon and Sibuyan Sea, Romblon. The passage sits at the center of the Coral Triangle, known as the “amazon of the seas.”

It is extremely rich in marine biodiversity, the riches area in the coral triangle and scientifically-backed as the “center of the center of marine biodiversity”.

The Commodore’s Cup Regatta 2018, was also organized by SSC with starter at the Beachfront of the Lighthouse Marina Resort last April 3-7 with 18 keel boats.