fun on the water is what PHBYC is all about, and we try
to make sure we have a lot of that. Here are some events
that we do on the water as well as out of the water. Keep
watching this page for details of future events.
Wikipedia.org: “A messabout is an event where
a group of people get together to discuss and "mess
about" in boats”. Messabouts are fun events for
the whole family where builders
usually launch new boats and other builders share their
works with other members and the public to enjoy and have
fun in. For PHBYC There is usually one at the start and
the end of the sailing season and sometimes it just happens.
first messabout was held on 24 June 2006 with four homemade
boats and one production boat and attended by the founding
members of the club and their families. In
2007 the number of boats and participants more than
doubled, ten homebuilts participated and members of the
club even built a boat on the site adding one more home
built to the list. The youtube video above is a compilation of videos taken from several Taal Lake messabouts.
Boatbuilding Weekends (FBW)– Family Boatbuilding
Weekends were pioneered by WoodenBoat magazine in 1998 and
it has become an international
and grassroots endeavor to get people into building and
having fun in their own homemade boats —events are
held around the world every year.
is spearheads the production of the
Family Boat Building Weekends in the Philippines, to
get more families exposed and involved in boat building,
boating, and the indescribable joys of working together
on a worthwhile and rewarding project: building their own
FBW - On 21 and 21 April
2007, the PHBYC held the country's first ever Family Boatbuilding
Weekend at Taal Lake Yacht Club, Talisay, Batangas. Over
a single weekend, 10 families built 10 boats and enjoyed
a wonderful two days of learning, building and boating.
Click here for more information
on how to be a participant in future Family BoatBuilding
FBW!: 15-17 March 2013, One Esplanade (near MOA). click here for more information.
Programs - PHBYC is also working with local schools
and their practical arts and athletic departments to develop
programs centered around boat building and boating that
practical woodworking skills
the application of school learned knowledge; geometry,
physics, chemistry, mechanics, meteorology etc.
sailing and rowing as viable varsity sports.
good a work ethic.
teamwork in work and sporting environment.
– Adventure is main objective with raids,
expedition sailing to any of the
country’s 7100 islands. Usually done on a pre-plotted
course, over several days, at the most scenic places, and
usually with very few creature comforts. It is Open to all
non-motor propelled craft, yes, kayaks too. Enjoy nature
at its best, and remember with raids its never just about
the destination but the trip. Having fun with great company,
camping out, and long conversations around the campfire.