Sailing made easy for all filipinos
Collaborative endeavors of international sailboat and boatbuilding organizations coupled by their strong will of making sailing feasible to all Filipinos have brought about the increasing popularity of an affordable and user-friendly sailboat in the country: The Oz Goose sailboat. This initiative was brought through the efforts of an internet group of boating enthusiasts Philippine Home Boatbuilders Yacht Club or PHBYC, with the cooperation of Hyde Sails International, Duckworks Boatbuilder’s Supply of the US, Broadwater Marine of Australia, and local boatbuilding materials suppliers such as Zamboply Marine Plywood, Pioneer Epoxy, and Santa Clara Marine Plywood among others. Designed by Batangas-based Australian designer Michael Storer, the Oz Goose sailboat is a four meters long and made from 5 or 6 millimeter marine grade plywood and lumber, which can be assembled using one of PHBYC’s consistent boatbuilding material supplier Pioneer Epoxy. Pioneer Adhesives Inc., maker of Pioneer Epoxy, has long been supporting PHBYC because of their adherence on keeping the water safe, which is lined with Pioneer Adhesives’ strong commitment to the protection and preservation of the environment. The annual Pioneer National Bangkarera, which was formed to showcase fishermen’s skill in boating, has also brought Pioneer Adhesives even closer to PHBYC and its goal in making sailing possible to all.