The Taal Lake Yacht Club officially started
its rowing program on April 1 2001.
The goal of the program is to increase awareness
of this environmentally friendly sport that badly needs to be rejuvinated
in the Philippines.
The Manila Boat Club (MBC), The Amateur Rowing
Association of the Philippines (ARAP) , and TLYC, are working together
to accomplish this.
Non-members pay P100/person/day entry to TLYC,
in addition to any rental fees. Entry is free to members
ARAP and MBC are currently lending their help
to the program by supporting a trainer at TLYC. Benny is based in Manila,
but he does have a cellphone.
I am trying to establish a schedule for
Benny, the trainer of the national team. I am targeting the first Saturday
of every month, and the third Sunday. On these days, it will only
cost P100/person to row.
Sculls are boats with 2 oars per person.
A single scull is pictured directly above. The rower sits on top of the
hull, rather than in it, on a sliding seat very similar to a standard gym
rowing machine. There are Singles- one person , Doubles- two people,
and Quads- four people.
has also donated 2 training boxes to TLYC. We have mounted one on a surfboard
which acts as a much more stable platform than a scull. The cost is the
same as our Single Kayaks, P500/day, or P300 per hour.
TLYC has 2 single sculls. These are
available to qualified individuals or groups. cost is the same as our 2
man Kayaks, P800/day, or p400/hour.
Fours and Pairs
These boats are what are commonly called "college
crew" boats. Each rower handles one oar, and the boats are usually a bit
more stable than the sculls. P800/day,
TLYC has the use of a heavy four that belongs
to ARAP. It is pictured below, in use by the ADB rowing club on a TLYC
outing. P800/day, or p400/hour.
You are expected to provide your own cox.
However, if you need to use one of our people, you can.
All equipment must be signed out beforehand,
and lifejackets are included in the rental price. Anyone renting any of
our boating equipment must wear a lifejacket. Any equipment breakage is
for the renters account so do not exceed the level of your expertise, and
take care when returning the boats to shore. For other policies, click
on the rates link on the lefthand nav bar.