CENTENNIAL III topped the 6th Standard Insurance Subic-to-Boracay Race (SBBR) held over the weekend off Malay, Aklan.
The TP52-designed yacht with its 16-man crew, finished the IRC Racing Class with a time of 27:37:39 to beat Frank Pong’s Jelik, which finished a close runner-up with a time of 27:45:06.
The 40 hour-long race, considered the longest sailing race in the country, is recognized by the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Circuit under Marty Rijkuris.
All scores will count toward the AY Skipper and Yacht of the Year race.
The race to Boracay and the Boracay Cup are two of the 12 races conducted across Southeast Asia that award points to the winners.
Other countries hosting races are Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
Racing continues for the Boracay Cup Regatta on Tuesday, with a combination of passage and windward/leeward races over the next four days.
The forecast is for brisk North Easterly trade winds and competitors can expect more thrills and spills by the bucket load, which is exactly what they have come for.
The regatta is spearheaded by the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS), Asian Yachting Grand Prix and Philippine Sailing Association, co-presented by PLDT Alpha, in conjunction with Resorts World Manila, Watercraft Venture Corp., The Lighthouse Marina Resort, and Seawinds Resorts Boracay.