2015-16 Asian Yachting Grand Prix

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Steve Manning & Anthony Root crowned AYGP Skippers of the Year
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Goto June AYGP News RoundupJune 1st 2016: New names, Steve Manning/Anthony Root Ker 42 Black Baza have been added to the “hardest sports trophy to win in Asia” and proudly appears on racing crews CV's, these days. Despite their disastrous outing at the season ending Samui Regatta, they won outright all the blue water classics - Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, Rolex China Sea Race, and the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Cup, in the same season. Second places at the China Coast Regatta on their racing debut and the Commodore's Cup in the Philippines plus fourth place at the Raja Muda Regatta, has scored them enough points to be crowned the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year.

Goto June AYGP News Roundup Let Steve and Anthony take up the story "Winning the AYGP is the Holy Grail for any big boat racer in Asia. It's a grueling test of boat, team and owners. It requires a high level of commitment, team management, logistical competence, equipment, leadership, perseverance, determination and seamanship, as well as a wide range of racing skills for both inshore and offshore events in remote locations with limited support resources. To win the overall AYGP championship, you have to win or achieve a podium finish in almost every event you participate in. This requires overcoming highly competitive teams based in each location with local knowledge advantages." Full story goto June AYGP News Roundup

Both Steve Manning and Anthony Root had a point to prove in this year’s AYGP. Steve was looking to bounce back from an unfortunate loss of his boat during the HK-Vietnam race in 2013. Anthony missed winning the AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year titles in 2013-14 by ½ point and only two seconds on the last leg of the last race of the season in the Samui Regatta.

2015-16 AYGP - 12 Events, 251 Skippers, 245 Yachts, 75 Inshore & 3 Offshore Races, across 6 Countries...
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Goto 2015-16 AYGP Rankings The main aim of the AYGP pointscore system, is to rank Boat Owners and Skippers, ability in running racing campaigns through Asian waters during the 2015-16 Season. Ultimately the winning Skipper and Yacht will be crowned with the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year. Throughout the year check on
the 2015-16 AYGP Rankings, by clicking on Skipper - Yacht - Regatta and Scoring System.

Goto season ending Samui RegattaAll skippers and yachts competing at any of the 12 selected five star AYGP point scoring events, have a chance of winning the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards and donning the Trend Fashions navy blue blazer at the gala Samui Regatta season ending prize presentation party.

Serious contenders for the title are making plans for the coming season. Just ask any winning skipper and they will tell you "Winning the AYGP is the hardest task any racing crews can go though in Asian waters". They have to be in top form and compete with distinction in at least 6 regattas during the season, before celebrating the proudest moment of their racing careers. For the last two seasons, the title race has gone down to the wire, with Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady Racing, winning the title on the last race of the season.

Goto Asian Sailing CalendarRegatta / Race Line-up for the season
Twelve (12) regatta/races make up the 5 star family of events that form the AYGP. By popular demand this season, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's biennial Vietnam Race and the Rolex China Sea Race return to the race lineup.

That makes it 5 on the East Asian Circuit (Hong Kong China, Vietnam, Philippines) and 5 in South East Asian waters (Malaysia, Phuket SW Thailand, Indonesia) finishing up with the centrally located Top of the Gulf and Samui Regatta in the Gulf of Thailand. Boat owners are not restricted to regional events and are free to compete on both circuits and in as many events they choose to contest. As the championship is open to multiple classes, the degree of difficulty has increased to a new and extremely challenging level.

Western Circuit
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (July 15 - 19)
Raja Muda Selangor Int. Regatta (Nov 20 - 28)
Phuket King's Cup (Dec 5 -12)
Goto AY Race ReportsRoyal Langkawi Int Regatta (Jan 11 - 16)
Neptune Regatta (Feb 6 - 13)

Eastern Circuit
China Coast Regatta (October 9 - 11)
Biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race (Starts Oct 15th)
Subic Boracay Race & Boracay Cup Feb 26th - March 4th
Rolex China Sea Race (Starts March 23rd)
Commodore's Cup (March 29th to April 2nd)

Common final events
Top of the Gulf Regatta (April 30th - May 4th)
Samui Regatta (May 21 - 28)

Goto AYGP Past Winners Photo GalleryPointscoring System - “Six best regattas to count”
Applies to both Multiple Race Regattas and Single Race events.
All competitors receive 5 points for entering an event.
Points are awarded to the first five boats in each class and based on number of entries.
Bonus points are awarded for each race win and also based on the number of class entries.
One penalty point is deducted for disqualification (DSQ).
Single Race 1st Overall IRC 3 points added Bonus.
Best 6 results to count for the overall Championship

Goto AYGP Sponsorship Entitlements and RightsOver the years, Peter Ahern has won (2), Neil Pryde (4), Frank Pong (2), Ray Roberts (3) and Bill Bremner (2) the title and know what it takes to succeed.

Browse through the monthly AYGP News - June 2014-15 Round Up - September - October - October Summary - November - December - December Summary - January - February - March - March Summary - April - May - June News Roundup

See how the annual AYGP panned out over the years click on: 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 Take a look at the AY Photo Gallery of Past Winners

Individual regatta Photo Galleries can be accessed from the comprehensive AY Photo Library.

The complete 2015-16 AYGP Rankings, can be viewed by Skipper - Yacht - Regatta and Scoring System.

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