International Regatta Camp
The Standard Insurance Centennial Sailing Team emerged as overall champion in the top IRC A Class at the recent 12th China Cup International Regatta held in Shenzhen, China. Shown are skipper and Standard Insurance Group Chairman Judes Echauz (left) raising the trophy and team manager Stephen Tan receiving the Champagne Trophy from David Zhong (second from right), China Cup president. Looking on is Allan Balladares, co-skipper and Asia’s top match racer. The Standard Insurance-Philippine Sailing Association Team, skippered by Emerson Villena, also won the Asian Sailing Federation Far East 28R class by topping all of the races. Both Standard Insurance sailing teams are back-to-back winners in Asia’s top regatta, with more than 200 yachts competing. The championships were dedicated to Philippine Sailing’s Secretary General Donnie Altura, who recently passed away.