The Philippine Hobie Challenge, the toughest regatta in the country, sailed on its 16th year with participants from all over the Philippines and the world. Last February 20-28, 2016, a fleet of over a dozen Hobie 16 Catamarans will sail up to 250 nautical miles through the waters and unspoiled beaches of some of the best islands in the archipelago: Mactan, Cabilao, Sumilon, Balicasag, and Siquijor.
The race serves as a platform for Hobie sailors to do what they love, while helping along the way by conducting outreach programs. Non-government organization Waves for Water Philippines is joining the race to help provide three islands with access to clean water. Partnering with the Hobie Challenge allows W4W the opportunity to bring its advocacy to those who need it the most: communities in remote islands who, until now, are dependent on other islands for sources of clean water.