AY Race Reports 2002 - 03 News & Views

2002 - 03 Season
News & Views

001123 - July 2002 - Volvo summary
001124 - August 2002
001125 - September 2002
001126 - October - Am Cup starts
001127 - Nov 2002 - Asean Regatta
001128 - Dec 2002 - Kings Cup

- January 2003 - Asian Yachting Regattas
001130 - February 2003 - America's Cup fever
001131 - March 2003 - Its Alinghi 5 - Zip
001132 - April 2003 - Asian round up
001133 - May 2003 - Around Alone for Bernard Stam
001134 - June 2003 - 2002/03 AY Skipper Rankings

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2002 - 03 AY Race Reports - News & Views articles

Hollywood Boulevard 1st up win
Last but not least on the 2002/03 AY Season Thailand's Koh Samui Int Regatta did not dissapoint. Strong wind, wild downwind rides, ripped sails, dismastings, numerous capsizes, shredded spinnakers, close racing and finishes, just to mention a few. Press releases and Race Reports can be browsed at....

The 2 Handed Tasaki Melbourne to Osaka Cup 2003 fleet started off Portsea Pier in Melbourne Australia and 29 days and almost 5000nm later, skipper Brian Petersen and crew John Bankart on Maverick II are the first to cross the finish line. Go to roundup at....

It's Karakoa's 2003 Presidentís Cup
SUBIC Bay, Philippines ó Ray Ordovesa's Karakoa kept its perfect record intact, winning first place yet again to make it a six-race sweep in the Open Division at the close of the 11th Presidentís Cup Regatta. Full report and photos http://www.manilayachtclub.com/

See what happened with the on again - off again 2003 San Fernando Race and News on the 8 Clippers that eventually headed for Batam, Indonesia Click here...

Peter Ahern's Yo! with a hatrick at inaugural Royal Langkawi Regatta 2003
The inaugural Royal Langkawi International Regatta saw the islands on fire with a fusion of coloured sails with over 60 yachts contesting The Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy and the cruising classes the RLYC Commodore's Cup. Go to Press Releases and Race Reports Click Here...

AROUND ALONE - Victory to Stamm

Go to Complete Around Alone Summary...

31st America's Cup & Louis Vuitton Cup

Go to America's Cup Summary

Winds over 40 knots, surfing down east of Mindoro at 17 knots, swinging beach party, this was the inaugural Standard Insurance Manila to Boracay Race 2003, organized by Manila Yacht Club. Go to Race Report..

The Phang Nga Bay Regatta is held annually over Chinese New Year among the stunning karsts of Phang Nga Bay and Krabi in Thailand which has a strong focus on fun and is one of the most popular sailing events in the region for cruising yachts and visitors to Phuket. Go to 2003 Race Report and Results....

The inaugural ANDAMAN SEA RALLY is a ROARING SUCCESS Go to Report...

Karakoa bags the Singapore Straits 2003
This years Volvo SSR will go down as one of the windiest regattas ever to be raced in SE Asian waters. It has taken nine years to coincide the regatta dates with the unpredictable NE Monsoon winds that can amazingly transform this event into hard slogs to windward, fast 2 sail reaches and wild planning downwind slides.
AY Race Reports and photos Click here...

Jelik Lost to the sea
About 2:00pm on Dec 19th Frank Pong's almighty 77ft yacht Jelik was sailing on delivery from Port Dickson, Malaysia to the Philippines when she lost her keel and capsized about 400 nm from Manila. One Brit and all 6 regular Philippino crew members had only moments to get out/off the boat and climb up on the upturned hull.
More at.....

2002 Phuket Kings Cup - It's Yo! this time
Having a 2 point advantage going into the final race Yo! held on to take the overall title by one point from Linklaters Mandrake and a fast finishing Hi-Fidelity climbing up into third spot. Press Releases and Race Reports at: PKCR 2002

12th Raja Muda Int. Regatta 2002 - This year it's Stella
The 2002 RMIR champion is Warwick Downes and his crew on the Sydney 38 Stella with 4 seconds and one first. Amir Zohri's Gotcha Lagi! hung onto second place for a consecutive year and Frank Pong's big performance on the windward/leewards displaced Dato Razif's Piccolo to forth place overall in the racing classes. Stella also took out racing A and Gotcha Lagi! racing class B. Press Releases and Race Reports at: RMIR 2002

3rd Asean Regatta 2002 - It's Yo!
Peter Ahern's Yo! added 2 further second places to his consistent tally to leap frog Ray Roberts on Luna Nuova the overnight leader who could only manage a 4th and 6th today to take overall 1st and 2nd places respectively. Ten of the fastest racing yachts and some of the best sailing teams that Australia, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong could muster took to the waters of Admiral Marina Port Dickson. Go to Race Reports for the Asean Regatta 2002...

2002 Hong Kong to Hainan Race
Even though he didnt break the race record, Frank Pong is happy that Jelik has finally claimed not only line honours over the 330nm course, but the Hainan Race 2002 title on corrected time. Full story and Race Reports Click here...

2002 China Coast Regatta
Fred Kinmonth's Sydney 38 Stella showed they will again be a major force on the Asian Yachting Regatta's this year with a convincing 4 wins and a second to clinch the 2002 title. She was the winner in 2000 and runner up last year.
More on the CCR http://www.chinacoastraceweek.com

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