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Planet called Taal Lake Yacht Club the "sailing Mecca of the Philippines".
We think of ourselves
as a "club by sailors for sailors" We take pride in how we are
different from all the other Yacht clubs and country clubs in the Philippines.
1)We allow non-members. 2) Our membership
criteria center around the sport rather than money. Read this as "you
can't buy your way into this club, you have to earn the right to join".
3)We allow you to camp and picnic with your own food. 4) We allow boat
charters and teach non-members to sail.
GOALS Our focus is using
environmentally friendly watersports to promote environmental awareness
and family togetherness. We support civic organizations like school
groups and scout troops that have similar goals.Click the yellow text that says "civic/school" on
the left hand navigation bar. Right click on it and choose "open in new window".
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS TLYC actively
supports, promotes, and instigates international and local environmental
action programs. Of particular concern is the preservation of the ecological
balance of Taal Lake. click on the "environment" link on the left
to find out more.
SPORTS Sailing: TLYC's
activites revolve around our yacht racing schedule, and our "learn to
sail" or "sail training" programs.
Hobie Racing Hobie 16s are
the main racing class, and There are over 2 dozen boats that are either
privately owned, or owned by the club, and available for rent. click "Hobie class" on the left to find out
Learn to sail in Toppers The Topper class
is actively raced, and is also our prime "learn to sail" boat. click the Topper class and sail training links at
left for more info.
Windsurfing TLYC is a good
windsurfing destination and the windsurfing fleet holds regattas a couple
of times a year.
at left to find out more.
Other sailing We do have other
boats like sunfishes, and soon, small keelboats.Our Hobie 21 can take groups of up to 7
Adults. Click "sail rentals"
at left to find out more.
Rowing and Kayaking TLYC rents out
Kayaks which are very easy to use. They are virtually unsinkable,
and unbreakable, and and require no previous experience or training to
the "Kayaks" link at left to see more.
The Rowing program
is new, and it uses single sculls, pairs and fours. We have training
sculls for beginners. click
the "rowing" link to see what we have.
Hiking and Nature Trails Trips To Taal Volcano Treking Taal is how many people discover
TLYC. We have the best rates and the safest boats on the lake. Before
you climbTaal Volcano,
click the "Volcano trips"
link in the left margin.
Philippine media have done an independent assessment of our trips, and
there are comments from individuals we dont really know,
Read the independent comments at:
FAMILY We are family
oriented. We want the whole family to use TLYC. We have swings for the
kids, and lounge chairs for those who want to just kick back and read. Our
bathrooms are OK, and we not only have hot water, but we also have cold beer.
We allow picnics and camping, so that everyone will have a memorable role
in the experience. click "camping." We have
other things to do like volcano trips and treks, and summer camps for kids.
MEMBERSHIP AND ENTRY Membership is
a status that is earned, rather than bought. We only grant memberships
to accomplished sailors and rowers. We do realize
however that since it is our goal to introduce the sport of sailing to
new people, we cannot limit entry to only the experts. So, we must
allow non-members. Currently, the charge to non members is P100/person
/day.If non members qualify for membership,
they may apply. Once accepted, they will no longer need to pay the P100/day
entry fee, they will pay monthly dues instead, and they will be able to
bring in a limited# of guests free of charge. If you want to be a member,click
on "membership" to see your options. ONE AND A HALF
HOURS FROM MANILA We are less than
20 minutes from Tagaytay, over all concrete roads. This makes us an excellent
daytrip destination. Click on
the "getting there" link on the left sidebar for a map and directions. Weather For a very accurate,
up to the minute weather or wind report, you can call or text Greg at
cell# 09196046197. Click on the
"weather" link and learn to predict the wind over several days.
Newsletter TLYC has a newsletter
that goes out about once a month. You can sign up by sending an e-mail
and type something like "PLs put me on the newsletter" or words to that
effect. Or, you can sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hobienews
and also read past posts. YOUTUBE
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TRIPS page, the "tourist" side of TLYC
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