2019-20 Asian Yachting Grand Prix

 

AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards
"Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia"


18th AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards up for grabs...
11 Months, 12 Events, Over 300 Skippers & Yachts, Across 7 Countries

Goto Past Winners Photo GalleryBy AY MultiMedia
The main aim of the AYGP pointscore system, is to annually rank Skippers and Yachts competing at 12 selected five star AYGP point scoring events, held in East and South East Asian waters, during the 2019-20 Season. For the 18th edition, the winning Skipper and Yacht will be crowned with the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Donning the Trend Fashions navy blue blazer, presented with the Perpetual AYGP Cup filled with champagne and hand crafted take home trophy, at the gala season ending Samui Regatta prize presentation party. Celebrating one of the proudest moments of their racing careers, as their name is added to the “Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”, is the highlight of the AYGP Season.

Goto Asian Sailing CalendarRegatta / Race Line-up for the 2019-20 Season
1. Keeping in line with the original 12 regatta/race lineup, 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. This covers all regions and gives skippers at least one event in home waters.

Goto Phuket Raceweek site2. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race and Rolex China Sea Race return to the race lineup, as the China Cup International Regatta takes on the biennial role, to even up the number of regattas on both circuits.

3. Some highlights this season, include the 30th anniversary of the Raja Muda Selangor Int. Regatta (Nov 15th - 23rd) and approval being sort for the popular Subic to Boracay Race Race & Boracay Cup (February 21st - 29th) to return to the racing calendar.

3. The Best 6 results will count for the overall title and the leaders are expected to compete at the season ending Samui Regatta, if they expect to be crowned the 2018-19 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year.

4. 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 AYGP Rankings are open to all classes, the degree of difficulty has increased to a new and extremely challenging level and opens the possibility of top performing multihull and cruising class yachts to claim the title.

Western Circuit
Goto AYGP Past Winners Photo GalleryCape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (
July 17th - 21st)
Raja Muda Selangor Int. Regatta (Nov 15th - 23rd)
Phuket King's Cup (Nov 30th - Dec 7th)
Royal Langkawi Int Regatta (January 6th - 11th)
Neptune Regatta (January 24th - Feb 2nd)

Eastern Circuit
China Coast Regatta (October 11th - 13th)
Hong Kong to Vietnam Race (October 15th & 16th starts)
Subic to Boracay Race Race & Boracay Cup (February 21st - 29th)
Rolex China Sea Race (April 8th start)
Chairman's Cup (April 14th - 19th)

Common final events
Top of the Gulf Regatta (May 1st - 5th)
Goto Past Winners Photo Gallery Samui Regatta (May 23rd - 30th)

Pointscoring System - “Six best regattas to count”
Applies to Multiple Race Regattas.
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 events
Three Bonus points are awarded for winning the class based on the number of class entries.
1st Overall IRC - 2 added Bonus Points.

Best 6 results to count for the overall Championship

AYGP promotion video by Marine Scene Asia

Historic Details
Goto Past Winners Photo GalleryOver 17 years, Peter Ahern (2), Neil Pryde (4), Frank Pong (2), Ray Roberts (4), Bill Bremner (2), Steve Manning/Anthony Root (2) Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns (1) have won the title and know what it takes to succeed.

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, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19

Take a look at the AY Photo Gallery of Past Winners. Individual regatta Photo Galleries can be accessed from the comprehensive AY Photo Library.

AYGP Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
If your company would like to assist AsianYachting to run the annual AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, there are Advertising Opportunities available on the AY Website, daily Race Reports and the AYGP News. Further involvement in the form of Title and Trophy Sponsors and Media Partners for the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) are available. Check out the AYGP Sponsorship Entitlements on offer Here...

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