Southeast Asia’s most extreme and largest sailing event, The Philippine Hobie Challenge is back on the Philippine shores. This was made possible through the partnership inked by the Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Federation (PHINSAF) with LBC, the leading name in Business Logistics.
Utilizing their expertise, LBC was able to transport 15 brand-new Hobie 16 boats and 3 Hobie 16 charters from the Philippine Hobie fleet that sailed through the beautiful waters of Coron and Busuanga in Palawan from March 11-17, 2018. The event consisted of five inter-island legs ranging from 30-50 nautical miles each; and a one in-shore racing series billed as the “LBC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS IN-SHORES” involving up to 5 course races.
“We call it a marquis event because it is the most extreme and largest sailing regatta in Southeast Asia. Majority of our participants are from all over the world like Netherlands, Germany, USA, Australia, Taiwan, and Thailand”, said Jose Ramon Garcia, Director of PHINSAF and Co-Chair of this year’s challenge during the contract signing with LBC held last March 6, 2018.
In addition to featuring the beautiful islands and beaches of the Philippines to local and international tourists, the event seeks to enliven the interest of Filipinos to the sport of sailing.
LBC’s Chief Marketing Officer Javier Mantecon is proud to have entered the partnership with PHINSAF, which he likened to Ronda Pilipinas, their very own sports advocacy. He said: “In helping PHINSAF reach though the country’s various regions, we’ve also brought to light the thrust of our foundation of helping regions which are deprived with the basics of education like books and classrooms. It has also brought emphasis to PHINSAF’s outreach program, which we strongly support, that provides ample water and electricity for local barangays and fishing communities that host the participants”.
Mantecon adds that the alliance is also a good venue to showcase LBC’s strength and reach as the leading name in Business Logistics. He says: “As the pioneer in time-sensitive deliveries, and with a strong growing network composed of over 6,400 local and foreign branches, hubs, warehouses, partners and accredited agents in over 30 countries, at LBC, are committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities around the world”.