ORGANISED BY Large Minority Travel, the Philippine’s Sailing Adventure Oct 21-29 gathered nine teams on a wooden sailboat Paraw to cruise around various islands surrounding Boracay, completing different challenges including cliff jumping, riding carbaos and figuring out how to cook local meals.
Teams did several sailing legs throughout the race and the time for finishing the leg was clocked in. The participants then completed different sea-based and islands-based challenges to earn points for subtracting the overall sailing time. Under the stars the teams camped out in deserted islands. In other times they stayed in the crewmembers’ homes where they enjoyed warm hospitality from their families.
“The sailing was at times so exciting and at others wonderfully tranquil,” says Simon Rice from Team Hey Buoy, Hey Girl. “The challenges were also great fun and the food we ate was amazingly varied. And it was all set against the backdrop of the Philippines – one of the most beautiful countries in the world.”
The organiser has an initiative to give back to the community. The sign-up proceeds went to supporting a local school in Argao, where many crewmembers on Paraw were from. The teams spent an afternoon planting trees in the mainland for bettering the local environment. www.largeminority.travel/sailing-challenge.
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