TLYC Sailors list (possible crew-finder)
The best way to see who the people are at TLYC, is to “like” the Taal Lake Yacht Club page on Facebook. www.facebook.com/Taal.Lake.Yacht.Club
If you are not an active “Facebooker”, click http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hobienews/ , and subscribe. This is a short email newsletter that comes out once a month. Its not as good as Facebook, and there are no pictures, but you will get a reminder that there will be activities.
If you know how to sail, come down to the club, and rent a sailboat. Take it out, and depending on your level, we will tell you whether you should practice more, and in which type of boat. We may suggest that you either crew or skipper in races depending on your skill level, and your weight. Then come down on the second Sunday of the month, because that’s one of our busiest days for members. we will try to pair you with someone if you seem to be a serious sailor who will come down regularly.
There is a very wide spectrum of people who sail at the club. Some are members, others are not. Remember, you don’t need to be a member to go to TLYC, especially f you will either be renting a boat, or crewing for someone.
Sailors ages range from around 8 years old, to 80. Most are upwardly mobile professionals in their 30s and 40’s. A majority are men, but there are a lot o f active women, who either skipper, or crew. Light crew are very much in demand, so women and kids have a big advantage.
We also have Clubs within the Club.
The Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation (PHINSAF) is a group of members who are in charge of organizing monthly racing in Hobie 16s, in oceanside resorts (Batangas, Subic, Puerto Galera, Anilao, Boravcay, etc).
The Philippine Home Boatbuilders Yacht Club (PHBYC) Is a dynamic organization that has fun building mostly wooden boats, but they do a lot of trips, and help each other a lot with new creations.