Thanks kmason for your comment :-)
What maps would you recommend for the Philippines?
I guess you must be there by now.
For my part, I am slowly moving my boat in that direction, but from the opposite end. Currently in Langkawi.
Hi We are a Canadian and a Filipina living in Manila we bought a yacht its open water cruiser only 29 foot anyways if you or anyone you know is in the Philippines and likes to sail maybe you could contact us we wud loves to learn how to pilot our yacht we are rookies sail on share basis at first doing some island hopping and then doing some open water trips to Bali, Thailand HK or wherever the winds take us can you join our adventure?? Or just some yachtie friends who can help some beginners with the ropes?? Cheers