Race Reports 2003 - 04 News & Views
- 04 AY Race Reports - News &
Grand Prix Champions...
After nine tightly contested Grand Prix
racing class regatta's held in six countries over the last eight months
sees Peter Ahern skippering
YO! and Sam
emerge as the respective 2003/04
and Yacht Champions
for the season.
the final AY
GP in Koh
Samui at the end of May the Champions
Blue Blazer and Perpetual
Cup traditionally filled
with chilled champagne was presented at a magnificent prize giving party
on the lawns of the Central Samui Resort at Chewang Beach.
To view the final 2003/04
GP poinstscore, placings
and individual regatta press reports go here...
Samui Regatta - It's FFreefire again
Despite winning todays final race Troy Yaw's Ulumulu had yesterdays
Racing Class 1A provisional race 5 win overturned by the International
Jury in favour of Sam Chan's Ffreefire. This decision handed
the Russ Parker skippered ULDB sled a narrow victory over Ulumulu
skippered by Ray Roberts and left Gerry Daughton's Outrageous
trailing in 3rd spot overall.
Go to 2004 Race Reports here...
Cup results closing up the rankings
Neil Pryde's Hi-Fidelity (2004 Omega AYC winner) made a return
to the top of the regatta podium at the Presidents Cup, after a close
tussle with Ray Ordevesa's re-measured Karakoa and a consistent
effort by Fred Kinmonth's crew on Stella earned them third place.
China Sea Race
Chan's eyecatching ULDB
Sled Ffree Fire's China
Sea Race win together with the 3 points scored for
nailing the Hainan
Race back in November see's them jump up to 6 points in the
overall standings going into the Presidents Cup and the final event in
- RLIR 2004
On the last day of racing Malaysian
based yachts have excelled themselves yet again, with
Peter Ahern's Yo! winning the Prime
Ministers Challenge Series Trophy from
the Premier Racing Class 1A
and Amir Zohri's Gotcha
Lagi taking out the Premier
Cruising Class 1B for the second year in
2004 AY Race Reports
For more info and results goto: www.langkawiregatta.com
Champagne Run 2004
on this exciting 120nm dash to Langkawi
can be found at: www.langkawiregatta.com or browse last years 2003
Race Report here... Every yacht crossing the finish line
receives a bottle of champagne and 2 glasses. They also enjoy a night's
free berthing in Rebak
Marina and an award presentation dinner party (reputably
second to none) before heading off for the RLIR.
Get linked up withthe Press
Release and 2004 Race
QBE Phang Nga Bay Regatta -
Hocux Pocux 2 to the fore
Superb breeze, torn spinnakers, a couple of collisions and some very exciting
racing was the order of the week for the 7th QBE Phang Nga Bay Regatta
which commenced from the Yacht Haven Marina at the northern end of Phuket
Island. A fleet of 34 yachts were blessed with some of the most outstanding
sailing conditions Phuket has enjoyed in years with blue skies and strong
winds prevailing for the entire four days of the event. Goto article and
Day on Hollywood Boulevard
For all those budding racing sailors out there - Get a insight into the
teamwork required to race onboard Ray Roberts
Farr 52 OD Hollywood
Boulevard during Race 1 of the 2004
Singapore Straits Regatta.
Full SS Regatta
results can be found at: http://www.straitsregatta.com
RECORDS SMASHED ON THE KATA GROUP ANDAMAN SEA RALLY
After two grueling offshore passage races between Phuket and Port Blair
in the Andaman Islands, the 2nd Kate Group Andaman Sea Rally champ was
crowned. Competitive racing and a lot of fun were the hallmarks this year
and in the end Intrigue of Stornaway walked
away with the top prize. Goto full story and
Straits Regatta - Karakoa's
clean sweep 7 - Zip
A fleet of 31 yachts from
8 countries and over three hundred crew members battled it out over
five days around Singapore and Batam, Indonesia for the honour of
becoming the 2004 Singapore Straits Regatta champion Check
Kings Cup Regatta
Garcia's brand new Spanish Farr 520 Plis
Do it quickly) from DK Yachts in Malaysia certainly did do it quickly
to become the 2003
Kings Cup champion.
Reports go here..
2003 - Ray Roberts finally wins on HB
After surviving 3 grueling overnight passage races up the west coast of
Malaysia and completing 3 harbour races in Langkawi the eventual winner
of the RMIR 2003 is Ray
Roberts and his mainly Aussie rock star crew on Hollywood
Race Reports here...
Go to RMIR 2003 Preliminary
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news, views and results switch
over to the ISAF
Coast Race Week Results...
Hainan Race 2003 Summary...
downhill slide, full of gybes"
is how one crew member described the finale of 2003
China Coast Race
Week which started in
and finished with Frank
Pong's new "Jelik"
taking line honours in Sanya,
Hainan. Victory, however, on corrected
time belonged to Sam Chan and his crew on "Ffree
Fire" who finished just over 2 hrs and 40 mins behind
the ex-"Pyewacket" More
Regatta - It's Peter Ahern's YO!
Asean Regatta is the first grand prix event from which
a performance based AY Grand Prix Ranking system for Skippers and competing Racing Yachts is
derived in Asia. The
Asean Regatta Results
are at.... Last
Ahern and Yo! where crowned the inaugural AY Champions
and their win at this years event gets them off
to another good start. Web
Edition Race Reports with photos and results Here...
Borneo Cup 2003 -
A boat with the same name spelt backwards
Ulumulu emerged as the inaugural winner of the
converted Borneo Cup Yachting Challenge 2003 trophy.
The custom Sydney 46, owned by Troy Yaw and skippered by Bill Nicholson, won the cup "by a very close margin"
announced PRO Mark Pryke at the presentation ceremony. AY Race Reports PR
and more at....
Cup 2003 on Swedish
Swedish Match Tour is pleased to announce the addition
of the Nippon Cup 2003 (Nov
17-23) in Hayama, Japan to the 2003 / 2004
SMTour schedule. Hosted by the Hayama Marina Yacht Club
the Nippon Cup 2003 will be the third event on the 2003/2004
SMTour offering a total prize purse of USD50,000. More
SANDEQ RACE is
the world's fastest, longest and hardest race for traditional fishing vessels and one
of Indonesia's best nautical events of the year! The
annual race for traditional sandeq outrigger sailing boats will starts
on the 10th of August in Majene and end
in Makassar on the 17th. More on how
to join in the fun and donate to this worthy cause Click
Bali Race - IT's Aussie Maid again
Two time winner John Wardill's
adds another Darwin to Bali Race
victory to his numerous race records at www.darwinbalirace.com
The Raja Muda Int Regatta committee have introduced a new trophy for Bali
Race participants that choose to compete in any division on the annual
RMIR island hopping bash
up Malaysia's west coast in November. More at http://www.rsyc.com.my
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