2015-16 Asian Yachting Grand Prix
Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards
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.
- 12 Events, 251 Skippers, 245 Yachts, 75 Inshore & 3 Offshore Races,
across 6 Countries...
All 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.
/ Race Line-up for the season
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.
System - “Six best regattas to count”
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
Commercial Sponsorship Opportunity
The Sponsorship Experts, Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd are promoting the AYGP to prospective sponsors and offering partnership opportunities on their website.
AYGP Media Partner
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