EastWest Bank Sponsors Inaugural Philippine Hobie 16 National Championship at Subic Lighthouse Marina Hotel

EastWest Bank recently joined the Philippine Hobie 16 National Championship as a Major Sponsor, in partnership with Subic Sailing Philippines, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, and The Lighthouse Marina Resort. The event brought together sailing enthusiasts and Hobie Cat fanatics from Taal Yacht Club, the Philippine Sailing Association, and Subic Sailing Philippines. Valued EastWest customers, industry leaders, and media representatives such as Beni Gomez from Yacht Style and Barry Dawson from Active Boating & Water Sports Magazine were also present during the event.

The two-day event featured exhilarating races and exclusive promotions, showcasing EastWest Bank’s commitment to supporting local sports, elevating Filipino sailors, and enhancing the lifestyle of its partners and clients. Skipper Peter Capotosto, one of the pioneers of the Hobie 16, also joined the National Championship.

EastWest Bank representatives showcasing exclusive credit card promotions and priority banking offers at the event.

A Celebration of Sailing and Partnership

The Philippine Hobie 16 National Championship is a significant milestone in the Philippine sailing community aimed to make the sport more accessible to Filipinos while highlighting the country’s rich maritime heritage. The event featured intense, competitive races and an array of fun activities, creating a memorable experience and a perfect weekend getaway for all participants.

EastWest was represented by Oscar Navidad, Head of Credit Card Corporate Sales, Gen Rodriguez, Head of Marketing Services for Credit Cards, and Taytay Castro, Priority Center Head for Priority Banking Pampanga, showing full support for the sailing community during the event,

Notable attendees included the Managing Director of Subic Sailing, Vice President of the Philippine Sailing Association, IYT Instructor, and Philippine Hobie 16 National Championship Race Director, Marcus Avecilla, along with the entire race committee, crew, and staff. The Race Officer, Ed Umali, Jerry Rollin, Director of Philippine Sailing Association, and Troy Tayong, Coach of Philippine Sailing Association, played significant roles as jury members. Representing the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority was the Chief of Staff, Atty. Von F. Rodriguez.

Exclusive EastWest Credit Card Promotions

During the event, EastWest Bank highlighted a special promotion in partnership with Lighthouse Marina Resort. EastWest credit cardholders can now enjoy exclusive discounts and perks, including:

  • 20% Off on Rooms: Guests using their EastWest credit cards receive a 20% discount on room bookings at the Lighthouse Marina Resort, based on the best available rates.
  • 10% Off on Dining: A 10% discount on a minimum single-receipt spend of Php 3,000 at Sands Resto Grill and 720 Bar until September 15, 2024, making dining experiences more affordable and enjoyable.

With this offering being just one of many available, these series of promotions are part of EastWest Bank’s ongoing efforts to provide exceptional value and enhance the lifestyle of its customers.

EastWest Uplifting Sports and Lifestyles

Mia Tamayo, SVP and Credit Cards Business Head of EastWest Bank, emphasized the bank’s tireless commitment to supporting sports and lifestyle activities. “We are thrilled to have sponsored the inaugural Philippine Hobie 16 National Championship, an event that perfectly aligns with our mission to enhance our clients’ lifestyle experiences. By partnering with Subic Sailing Philippines, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, and Lighthouse Marina Resort, we also aim to elevate the sport and the community, making sailing more accessible and enjoyable for all.”

Unforgettable Day of Sailing

The Philippine Hobie 16 National Championship event featured a variety of engaging activities designed to excite and delight participants, while fueling their passion for sailing. After the actual races, participants enjoyed a lunch buffet that culminated in a grand closing and awarding ceremony, followed by an after-party. Hosted by Managing Director of Subic Sailing and Managing Director of Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation, Zedrik Avecilla, the event also featured performances by Subic-based premier DJ VLD. Participants received a wide range of exclusive merchandise like branded shirts and personalized uniforms, taking home lasting memories of the event.

Looking Ahead

EastWest Bank’s sponsorship of the Philippine Hobie 16 National Championship is proof to its continued dedication to fostering community engagement and promoting sports in the Philippines. As EastWest Bank celebrates its 30th year in the industry, the bank remains committed to fostering meaningful connections within the community, enhancing customer experiences, and promoting initiatives that align with its mission of providing exceptional service and support.

For more information about EastWest Bank’s promotions and upcoming events, please visit: https://www.eastwestbanker.com/promos. To apply for one, simply visit ESTA CHATBOT (ewbconsumerlending.com).