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Independence Day Family Boatbuilding Weekend 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

In May 2015, Hyde Sails Cebu Inc (HSCI) was invited by Roy Espiritu from Philippine Home Boatbuilders Yacht Club (PHBYC) to join the Independence Day Family Boatbuilding Weekend 2015 alongside being a sponsor. PHBYC organize the Family Boat Building Weekends in the Philippines annually to introduce families to boat building, sailing and teamwork for a cause.

This is a yearly gathering where the organization aims to help and be of service to the local community, with this year’s aim of lake conservation and as well as the promotion of home boat building. This year’s gathering was held at Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas on June 12 – 14, 2015.

Ian Flanders, MD of HSCI, selected from a group of volunteers from varied roles in HSCI to participate in the event. At the same time, HSCI sponsored ten (10) sails and one (1) boat to be donated to Taal Lake Convention Center (TLCC). The team was headed by Daylene Noynay with (from L to R) Lucila Loquinario, Leoligao Leonardo, Elmer Verdida, Marlon Amistad and Elorde Tampus.

The four (4) days event started with registration, acquaintances and a meeting outlining the plans for the long weekend.

And the first day started with a bang. We gathered all needed materials and the fun began, below is a photo diary of our adventure.

first attempt at mixing epoxy …

Our boat was finished in 3 days with the help of our instructors and Michael Storer the designer of the boats being built. …and sailing lessons on day 4!

It was a fun filled weekend indeed for everybody…new acquaintances…additional knowledge to share… camaraderie developed and the teambuilding bond..

Our team were the first boat completed and on the water and we would like to thank everyone at PHBYC, TLCC, Roy Espiritu and everyone else who made this possible.

Hyde Sails Ltd, Harbour Building Office A, Hamble Point Marina, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4NB

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