Talisay site of regatta for locally built sailboats

In Photo: Oz Goose sailboats mark the waters of Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas, during the Oz Goose National Championships 2018 on November 3. The Oz Goose is known the world over as sailboat one can have for less than the price of an iPhone.

TALISAY, Batangas, became the site over the weekend of a championship regatta for some locally developed sailboats called the Oz Goose.

The Oz Goose is known the world over as a sailboat one can have for less than the price of an iPhone.

Recently held its National Championships on the weekend of November 3 and 4 at the Taal Lake Yacht Club (TLYC) in Talisay, Batangas.

The two-day Oz Goose National Championships 2018 organized by the Philippine Home Boat Builders Yacht Club (PHBYC) was participated by 25 teams.

“People from all walks of life participated in the regatta, some from as far as Cebu,” PHBYC official Roy Espiritu said in a statement. “There were expats, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, regular employees, factory workers, students, children and persons with disabilities who participated in the two-day event.”

Espiritu added the event proves “that sailing with the Oz Goose is an inclusive sport that can appeal to everyone.”

Four teams from Sailability Philippines, the paralympic sailing group of the Philippine Sailing Association (PSA) participated in the regatta.

“I’ve noticed that our regular Oz Goose sailors are learning from [the PSA] and are upping their game and I’m looking forward to the improved level of competition in future races,” Peter Capotosto, commodore of the Taal Lake Yacht Club, said.

Image Credits: Philippine Home Boat Builders Yacht Club

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Rizal Raoul S. Reyes has covered technology, science, business, property and special reports. He had working stints with the Business Star, Manila Bulletin and Independent Daily News.

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