We welcome the Marina's very first sailing yacht - S/V Skokica, from Slovenia. Miran and his crew sailed from Lankawi to Davao via Zamboanga City where they officially checked into the Philippines. They had a set timeline. They barely had time to pack up the sails, stow them away, before they left again to fly home to Slovenia. Wow! But at least, we had 2 days getting to know Miran. He is an Olympic silver medalist in Ski Jumping!! From the mountains down to the sea, sailing the world. I think it is quite remarkable. He is rushing back fairly quickly as part of the planning committee to the World Ski Jumping Championship in Norway this coming December.
Being the first yacht in, it still looks lonely in the Marina. Unofficially, Holiday Oceanview Marina is now open. I say "unofficially" because there are still some finishing touches to do, i.e. clubhouse is yet to be finished, the office manned, and basic paperwork to be organized. Once things get more organized, I will write up what sort of services will be offered at the marina.
For now, it damn looks good to see a sailboat there!