Slogan Canceller “MANILA YACHT CLUB 1927 – 2017July 25, 2017
The Manila Yacht Club (MYC) Manila, Philippines, has commissioned this office (PPC) to issue, circulate and sell Commemorative covers with slogan canceller to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the country’s premier yacht club.
The Manila Yacht Club (MYC) was founded in 1927. It is a members’ only Club and the country’s premier yacht club. The Club is a yachting hub in Southeast Asia committed to the promotion of all forms of water activities.
The Manila Yacht Club was established to encourage and develop boating throughout the country, as well as to put enthusiasts in touch and develop fair play, camaraderie, and good sportsmanships among its members. The first by-laws of the Club were signed on January 20, 1927 by five devoted and passionate yachtsmen: James C. Rockwell, Joseph A. Thomas, Aubrey P. Ames, Stewart E. Taite, and A.S. Heyward.
With its rich history of 90 years, the Club also went through rough sailing in the past. Sailing was stopped in December 1941 at the onset of World War II. The Americans confiscated the boats docked at the Manila Yacht Club basin for fear that the Japanese soldiers might use them to launch an attack on Corregidor. The boats were either sunk or set on fire. In 1947, the Club was able to secure the property where it stands today. In the 70’s expatriate membership picked up again during the mid-80’s until the early 90’s. In 1998, The Club became a propriety corporation where members became shareholders.
The Manila Yacht Club is affiliated with the Philippine Sailing Association and aims to race competitively in local and international sailing events.
At 90 years , today, the Manila Yacht Club, under a resilient and forward-looking leadership and behind a storied past of Philippine maritime history, moves forward to a definitely bright and heady future of Philippine Sailing that would come as spectacular as its eternal backdrop – the beautiful Manila Bay sunset.