In photo at the awarding ceremonies are (front row), Geronimo Begre and Romanza of Tutu Tango which topped the Ocean Multihull category, Jun Villanueva of Belatrix, and Jun Avecilla, captain of Selma Star which topped last year’s regatta. (second row) Club Punta Fuego general manager Edgar Krohn, Landco Sales and Marketing Manager Charisse Santiano, Phinsaf chairman Jerry Rollin, and Mario Daga of the Department of Tourism–Calabarzon Region (representing regional director Marites Castro). Not in photo is Pablum Lobregat of +Ultra, which won the Cruising Class.

For three decades now, Club Punta Fuego has been known as a pioneer and premiere seaside executive community hugging the coastline and the crystalline water of Nasugbu, Batangas.

The sprawling property boasts of upscale services and amenities to residents, members and guests with its elegant Fisher Island-inspired residential resort, recreational facilities, delectable international cuisine, golf courses, and Mediterranean-themed hotel accommodations, punctuated by nature’s handiwork of a stunning landscape, powdery beaches, and the kaleidoscopic view of a spectacular sunset.

But on top of the features of a luxe resort, Club Punta Fuego is a haven for the sport of sailing which gathers the country’s top gentlemen yachtsmen with the regular tournaments it hosts.

Club Punta Fuego

Nasugbu Bay is recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), the provincial government of Batangas, and watersports enthusiasts as a world-class sailing haven because of its ideal winds, clean water, and modern marina.

To kick off the year’s sailing season, it recently hosted the 20th edition of the Punta Fuego Regatta, one of the country’s longest-running yachting competitions and a top sports tourism event in southern Luzon.

Belatrix, an Ice 52 keelboat helmed by Jun Villanueva and tactician Sean Mitchell, won the two-day weekend sailing event. The 52-foot long sailboat is a perennial winner of several tournaments, among them the BPI Busuanga Cup and the Corregidor Cup Regatta, both held in 2022.

sailboats in action at the 20th edition of the Punta Fuego Regatta

“The Regatta, which resumed last year despite many challenges due to the pandemic, is an indication of the return to normalcy of leisure and tourism activities in the country,” says Edgar Krohn, general manager of Club Punta Fuego, the event’s main presentor.

The sailfest, which featured a windward leeward routine and the exciting Fortune Island Race, is organized by the Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation (Phinsaf), and co-presented by property conglomerate Landco Pacific Corp. and Anya Hospitality Group.

Punta Fuego Regatta is supported by MG Grand Hotel Subic, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Anya Resort Tagaytay (managed by AHG), and Unioil as major sponsors, and Asahi Beer, Niyama Wellness by AHG, Azumi Boutique Hotel, Bali Pure, Winedrop, German Club Manila, and Rambla Restaurant, Teresa Marble, as other sponsors.