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2017 - 2018 AY Race Reports - News and Views & Event Coverge

Red carpet roll out for 28th Raja Muda Regatta...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report17th Nov 2017: A small armada of foreign racing yachts, are tied up at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in Port Klang and ready to take on local sailors, during the 28th edition of this unique, island hopping regatta, up the West Coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Thirty yachts, divided into six classes, will go under starters orders and are looking forward to some close racing and friendly Malaysian hospitality. The 8 day challenge consists of three overnight passage races, totaling 260nm, 3 days of harbour racing in Penang and Langkawi, plus requires lots of stamina for five prize giving parties, along the way. Presently the SW monsoon is making way for the NE tradewind and recently produced some unsettled coastal weather, so teams must be prepared to reduce their sails and change racing tactics to suite the conditions. Often this regatta is described as 'very character building and challenging event', which lures back sailing teams, year after year. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report...

One stop shop to follow all the race tracking going on in the world
Volvo Ocean Race Dashboard Here...
François Gabart's solo attempt for non-stop circumnavigation record on 30m Macif Here...
Follow tracking for all the races Here...
Raja Muda Selengor International Regatta Here...

China Cup skippers make solid start in AYGP Rankings
By AY MultiMedia
Goto November AYGP News...
November 3rd 2017: As the Eastern Circuit regattas dominated the racing scene last month, we welcomed the China Cup into the 5-star family of point scoring events, at the Sailing Forum (Watch Promo Video), with 89 new Skipper and Yachts slotting into the 2017-18 AYGP Rankings. Many skippers are chartering or changing yachts during the season, so we could possibly have a split between the separate scoring AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. For the time being, Nick Southward's J-109 Whisky Jack double IRC Racer 2 class victory at the Volvo China Coast Regatta and the 673nm Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race are still sitting on top of the Rankings. Goto November AYGP News...

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryKiwis add China Cup to trophy cabinet...
By CCIR Media - Andy Rice
Sunday 29th October 2017, Shenzhen, China: Yiihua Pocket Emirates Team New Zealand has won the China Cup after sailing a strong final day in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design division. The breeze blew in at around 10 knots this morning, setting up the perfect scenario for a big battle between the defending champion Vanhang Longcheer and the America’s Cup winners, along with some other hot contenders that included My Side from South Africa and Team Hollywood from Australia. Goto AY Photo Gallery & Race Report 4 & Summary

China Cup - Longcheer extends lead with win around the island
By CCIR Media - Andy Rice
Goto AY Race Report 3Saturday 27 October 2017, Shenzhen, China: Vanhang Longcheer extended her lead in the Beneteau 40.7 division of the China Cup International Regatta after winning Saturday’s round the island race. The defending champion skippered by Australia’s Joseph Dennis O’Keeffe is proving hard to beat this year, and it will require some exceptional sailing by the other top crews if they're to get past the current leaders. Second in today’s 15-miler was My Side Team from South Africa. Helmsman Mark Sadler commented: “We started in 10 to 12 knots of breeze, got off to a cracking start and we led to the top mark We had a nice sail around the back of the island, but then Vanhang passed us on one of the shifts. We had a good race with them and the Kiwis [Yiihua Pocket Emirates Team New Zealand] all the way to the finish.” Goto AY Race Report 3

Goto AY Race Report 2China Cup - Forum Completed & Plenty of Inshore Action
By AY MultiMedia
27th October: As the inshore racing got underway on Daya Bay, (Goto AY Race Report 2) it was full steam ahead at the 9th Asia-Pacific Sailing Culture and Industry Development (Dapeng) Forum, at the Marriott Hotel Golden Bay, when Han Xingyuan (Deputy Director of Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism) opened proceedings with a welcome address. Then Liu Feng (Deputy Director of the Administrative Committee of Shenzhen Dapeng New District) outlined how the China Cup has contributed to the social fabric and how industry and sports can work together, in developing outdoor activities and changing cultural habits in the process. Goto AY Race Report 2

Plenty of action at 11th China Cup
By AY MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 1.26th October: At the same time as the Hong Kong to Daya Bay Race was getting underway, the die hard contenders were lining up for the third day of the World Championship of the World Match Racing Tour. (See Race Report 1) While that was going on, the huge Chinese media contingent were entertained with a Press Conference, followed by the Opening Ceremony of the America's Cup and Emirates Team New Zealand Pavilion at the marina. All very inspiring, although some things may have got mixed up in the translation, there are some classic photos on display and memorabilia to be shared. No mention of a challenge coming forward, but dreaming that one day the China Cup will reach the same high status. Goto AY Race Report 1...

Goto China Cup Pre-Regatta Report11th China Cup just keeps getting bigger...
By AY MultiMedia
25th October: We are very excited about the largest big boat regatta held in China each year, joining the
2017-18 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) five-star regatta line up. Not only have they attracted a large international cast of racing teams and garnered significant global sailing influence, if the AYGP Rankings are to be truly representative of all East and SE Asian sailing nations, then including the China Cup into the AYGP is a forgone conclusion. Goto China Cup Pre-Regatta Report...

Goto End of October AYGP NewsEastern Circuit sailors spiraling up the AYGP Rankings
By AY MultiMedia
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell / Naomi Rebecca
October 23rd 2017: After a masterful display of downwind sailing, Vincenzo Onorato’s canting keel and well prepared Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino racing team, claimed an almighty victory in the IRC Racer 0 division and in doing so, ran away with the Overall IRC Racer title, on the 673nm Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. Not only thoroughly enjoying the lively downwind sleigh ride but also scoring extra bonus points, to thrust them into equal 7th place in the 2017-18 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings. Check out Vincenzo Onorato's account of the race Here... Thanks for choosing this blue water classic on your racing tour and all the best for the Sydney Hobart Race. Tell your friends about it and come back soon. Being the second scoring regatta on the Eastern Circuit, four Skippers and Yachts are spiraling to the top of the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year Rankings. Goto End of October AYGP News...

Vietnam Race - Victory for Mascalzone Latino with 30kts top speed
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell / Halo Studio / Naomi Rebecca

Goto RHKYC Race Reports...21st Oct 1800hrs: Vincenzo Onorato’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino sailed into Nha Trang last night at 18h 46m 31s to take the win in IRC Racer 0 and IRC Racer Overall! The Italian boat was a cool 2h 49m 55s ahead of Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor’s Ambush who are 2nd place in IRC Racer Overall. Mascalzone Latino owner Vincenzo Onorato commented on the Race on arrival, “It's the very first time we have joined the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. It was amazing because we did the Race in 53h 26m 31s and we did around 770nm actual distance sailed - unbelievable! The only 'low' of the race was to just keep drinking water, there was no beer on board. The biggest high - we had a top speed of 30kts; unbelievable.” Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

Goto RHKYC Race ReportsVietnam Race - Alive takes Line Honours
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell / Halo Studio / Naomi Rebecca
20th Oct 1800hrs:
Australian entry, Phillip Turner’s Reichel Pugh 66 Alive sailed into Nha Trang, Vietnam this afternoon on a two sail reach, popping their kite at the cardinal mark just before the finish to take the Line Honours for the 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. Currently, Alive is 3rd in IRC Overall with a corrected time of 79h 21m 52s on her elapsed time of 50h 11m 56s; a mere 15m 35s outside of their 2015 race time. The next boat expected to arrive is Matteo Savelli’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino who is currently leading in IRC Racer 0 and IRC Racer Overall. Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

Vietnam Race - Alive Gaining on Early Starters
 By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell / Halo Studio

Goto RHKYC Race Reports19th Oct 1800hrs: AAustralian entry, Phillip Turner’s Reichel Pugh 66 Alive is steaming along at around 18kts. Alive is now only around 35nm behind the IRC Racer 2 division which started 25 hours earlier and is on her way to take Line Honours. In the IRC Racer 2 division Nick Southward’s J109 Whisky Jack is leading on corrected time. The 50 footers are keeping close together with the first Italian entry to take part in the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, Matteo Savelli’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino leading the IRC Racer 0 division on corrected time and 1st in IRC Overall. On board is a slew of well known professional sailors including navigator, Ian Moore who has participated in numerous campaigns including the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

Goto RHKYC Race Reports A Glorious Hong Kong Day and They’re Away
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell
18th Oct 1800hrs: A beautiful day in Hong Kong harbour with blue skies and a north easterly breeze of 10kts for the start of IRC Racer 0 and 1 in the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. 10 boats were on the start line with the IRC Racer 2 division setting out 25 hours earlier. The horn sounded at 1320hrs - a few minutes late due to a boat hooking the pin end of the line before the start. All boats had a great start and got away cleanly. It was a bit of a tacking battle after the line as many boats stuck to the right side of the harbour to avoid marine traffic and exclusion zones. Goto RHKYC Race Reports

Eastern AYGP Circuit join the fun and games...
By AY MultiMedia
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell
Goto Mid-October AYGP News.October 17th 2017: Despite the Volvo China Coast Regatta being cut short by the passing Tropical Storm Khanun, the RHKYC race committee were forewarned and fired away 6 races on the first two days, to complete the series before the Typhoon warning was raised. The sailors enjoyed close racing in building conditions and despite turning into a low scoring round, some Eastern Circuit Skippers and Yachts have entered the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings in good order. Five wins in the IRC 3 Class for Nick Southward's J-109 Whisky Jack becomes the highest scorer on the AYGP Rankings at the China Coast Regatta, while the 2015-16 & 2016-17 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year, Steve Manning skippering his newly acquired A40 Red Rum, scored four wins in the IRC 2 class and enter the 2017-18 Rankings in 6th place. Proving you don't have to be in the top racing classes to be in contention for the title. Goto Mid-October AYGP News...

Goto RHKYC Race Reports2017 VCCR - Cut short but still sweet...
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

14:10:2017: Day 2 turned into the final day of the Volvo China Coast Regatta due to Tropical Storm Khanun approaching Hong Kong. Racing carried on as planned for the day but as the last boats crossed the line in their final race it was announced that due to the likelihood of a Typhoon 3 signal being issued and still being in force tomorrow, all racing would be cancelled for the final day of the regatta. A northerly breeze of 15 to 22kts greeted the racers as they reached the race track south east of Lamma Island this morning. IRC 0, 1, 2 and 3 were sent on two windward/leewards and an island course with IRC Premier sailing one island course. The HKPN division sailed one windward/leeward and an island course. All the leaders from Day 1 of the regatta were able to maintain their lead in their divisions. Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

China Coast Regatta - Cramming in races before Typhoon warning
By RHKYC Media
Goto RHKYC Race ReportsImage credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell
13:10:2017: After kicking off the 2017 Volvo China Coast Regatta with a welcome party at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s main clubhouse on Kellett Island last night, racers this morning descended on the Club’s Middle Island Clubhouse this morning before making their way to the race course which was located south east of Lamma Island. Racing started in a northerly breeze of 8 to10kts that dropped throughout the day. Two windward/leewards and an island course were held for IRC Racer 0, 1, 2, 3 with the IRC Premier only joining the windward/leewards. Goto RHKYC Race Reports

Goto RHKYC Pre-Regatta Report.Very competitive fleet for Volvo China Coast Regatta
By RHKYC Media
12:10:2017: The 2017 Volvo China Coast Race Week (CCRW) comprises the Volvo China Coast Regatta 2017, sailed over three days in the waters south and east of Hong Kong Island, and the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2017, an Offshore Category One race of 673 nautical miles from Hong Kong to Nha Trang, Vietnam. 34 boats will cross the start line to compete in what is anticipated to be three days of the most superb sailing conditions that Hong Kong has to offer. Race organisers, however, are keeping a close eye on a potential typhoon developing off Hong Kong. Goto RHKYC Pre-Regatta Report...

All hands on deck for the 2017-18 AYGP Season
By AY MultiMedia
Goto October AYGP NewsOctober 4th 2017: In July, the 16th edition of the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) ranking system, kicked off at the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek and with the China Cup International Regatta joining the regatta line-up, it promises to be the biggest turn out yet. Over the past few months, boat owners were busy relocating, buying, selling, chartering and preparing for the up and coming season. As Black Baza has been sold, a new winner will take over the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles, that Black Baza won over the last two seasons. Coming up in quick succession in October, the China Coast Regatta (October 13th - 15th), Hong Kong to Vietnam Race (Starts October 18th), China Cup International Regatta (October 26th - 29th) in the Eastern Circuit, are followed by the Raja Muda Selangor Int. Regatta (Nov 17th - 25th) and the Phuket Regatta on (Dec 2nd - 9th) to round out the 2017 Racing Calendar. Goto October AYGP News...

Fat lady sings the Western Circuit into an overture...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryAugust 26th: Slow start to racing and contending with a strong incoming tidal current, caught a few yachts offside at the start and at crucial mark rounding's. Crews were confident they could do better and pick up a few places, to improve their standings on the final day. As the SW trade wind picked up, four races were completed in the IRC and PY classes, and three races for the one-design and Multihull classes. All eyes were on the IRC A class, as two points separated 1st to 3rd places and these races would determine the eventual outcome. Getting out early for some fine tuning and testing the conditions paid dividends in some cases, before celebrations could take place at the gala dinner, auction and prize presentation, in the Raffles Marina ballroom. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 3Final showdown at Western Circuit...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 25th: Although some classes have run away leaders, the fight for podium places and bragging rights, continue into the final day of the Western Circuit. With 3 and 4 races scheduled and the drop race introduced, expect to see some juggling of the order, that will ultimately determine the overall placing's. The SSE flow is also predicted to continue, in the 8 to 12 knot range with occasional showers and will even the playing field for the displacement yachts. Whatever happens, celebrations will take place at the gala dinner, auction and prize presentation, throughout Saturday evening in the Raffles Marina ballroom. Goto AY Race Report 3 follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Western Circuit - Perfect conditions produce great racing...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 2August 20th: The combined IRC A & B classes headed out of the Johor Strait on the SMU Presidents Cup, while other classes continued on with windward/leeward and point to point races in the Strait. It certainly wasn't incident free, as the Port favoured start line saw some jostling at the pin end and the downwind mark on the SB20 course was reported to be crowded and very entertaining. Eight to twelve knots from the SW with blue sky and sunshine, made a perfect day for a sail, as the SB20 International Cup, Access 2.3's for disabled sailors and six windsurfing classes bring the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2017 to their conclusion. Goto AY Race Report 2 and follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 1Western Circuit - Mixed fortunes on opening day...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 19th: With the breeze favouring the Southerly quadrant, the courses were set across the Johor Strait, making for short windward/leeward races. It also fluctuated between 5 to 10 knots and changed in direction with scattered showers, the occasional sand barge and Malaysian ferry's plying through the courses, made it an interesting day. Both race committees persisted and three races for the racing classes and four for the others were completed. Six windsurfing classes and Access 2.3's for disabled sailors, opened their accounts and by the end of the day, all the youthful exuberance shown at the morning race briefing, was replaced with up and down results and what to do tomorrow to improve the standings. Goto AY Race Report 1

Western Circuit swings into action...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Pre-Regatta ReportAugust 18th: While big boat racing is declining in Singapore, the 20th edition of the SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta attracts many local and International sailors, to come together in multiple classes and test their racing abilities. Over the next two weekends (Aug 19, 20 & 26) Raffles Marina comes alive with an 85 boat line-up of keelboats, multihull's, SB20, PY, J24's, Access 2.3's for disabled sailors and six Windsurfing classes. This event is Singapore's premier racing event, full of youthful enthusiasm from the SMU organising team, combined with Raffles Marina excellent facilities, have built a reputation for lively fleet racing and fun filled post race parties. Up for grabs this weekend is, the SMU President’s Cup, SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2017 titles. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report

Goto July AYGP News2017-18 AYGP is off to a flying start...
By AY MultiMedia
July 26th 2017: As Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicked off the 16th edition of the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP), all 40 Skippers and Yachts in seven classes have scored valuable points in the AYGP Rankings. Outstanding victories for Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood and John Newnham's Firefly 850 Twin Sharks scoring 7 race wins each, sends them directly to the top the annual Rankings and take the early lead for the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Goto July AYGP News...

The winners are Team Hollywood, Phoenix, Lady Bubbly, Hurricane, Twin Sharks, Java Racing & Davinci
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 23rd Cape Panwa: A small clockwise pressure system to the South of Phuket, in the Northern reaches of the Malacca Strait, is pushing the SW'ly monsoon flow, out into the Bay of Bengal, to the West of Phuket and replacing it with its own light South Westerly breeze. This disturbed air flow has confused weather forecasters over the last few days and despite the grim predictions, local conditions have prevailed and defied the forecast, with four days of racing in 5 to 12 knots and managed to complete 8 races for the racing class and 6 for the cruisers. In these conditions the racing becomes very tactical and choosing the right lanes is the formula to success. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and follow all the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 3CPHPRW - Three times lucky and the leaders march on...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 22nd Cape Panwa: Initially the postponement flag went up onshore, then 45 minutes later it came down as PRO Simon James found 5 knots steady SW breeze, out on the race course. Time to scramble and after a short delay, racing got underway with two races for the racing classes and a single passage race for the cruising classes. That makes it a total of 7 races for the racers and 5 for the cruisers, to constitute a series, even if tomorrow is cancelled. Its a case of the rich getting richer in the overall stakes, as the odds on favourites make a meal out of it and carry on regardless. Goto AY Race Report 3 and follow all the action in the AY Photo Gallery

CPHPRW - Light airs but regatta still on track
Goto AY Race Report 2By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 21st Cape Panwa: Continuing to defy the weather prediction, PRO Simon James fired away two races for the racing classes and a lengthy passage race for the cruising classes. Averaging about 8 knots from the SW, was enough to stem the strong outgoing tide and produce various tactical options on the way to go. Some yachts seem to have found an extra gear and visibly can be seen accelerating away from the line and have recorded multiple wins. While others have back row starts and content to sit in the wind shadow and circulate in the middle of the pack. Goto AY Race Report 2 and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 1CPHPRW - Wind glorious wind, on Day 1
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 20th Cape Panwa: Despite the grim weather forecast, 41 boat crews were greeted by a steady 8 to 10 knot SW'ly and rolling seaway, that built up to 15k during the afternoon. PRO Simon James and the race team got to work quickly and managed to fire away 3 races for the racing classes and 2 for the cruisers, just in case the prediction comes to fruition in the coming days. Several retirements with boat damage and a nasty collision with a spectator boat were recorded. Based on past performances the favorites in each class have come to the fore but the pressure is on from other teams, eager to make an impression. Goto AY Race Report 1

2017-18 AYGP starts with Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Pre-Regatta ReportJuly 20th Cape Panwa: Over the past few years the phenomenal growth of multihull yachts in the region, has resulted in outnumbering the monohulls, both in entries and classes. Seventeen monohull yachts in three IRC classes, versus 24 Multihull's divided into Racing, Cruising, Firefly and Corsair one-design classes. Over the next four days they are preparing for some high-octane racing on Phuket’s South East coast. It's also the first of the 13 five star events, that make up the 2017-18 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) and an excellent opportunity for SE Asian based teams, to rack up some AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year points, early in the season. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report

Goto AY Race Report 3 & SummaryThar she blows...
The winners are Thor, Twin Sharks, Pulse Yellow & Mojo

By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 16th Ao Chalong, Phuket: The remaining yachts approached the start line with trepidation, as the SW'ly gusts were over 20 knots. Flying the hull or hulls became the order of the day and if you weren't 'driving like you stole it', expect to be at the back of the fleet. The daring young men in their flying machines, marched away at the front and ended up winning the 4 classes. As the breeze increased to 25 knots before the second race, the Firefly's and Pulse 600's decided to call it a day, while three Stealth cats braved it out. While the others returned to the comfort of the Phuket Yacht Club and wisely choose to preserve their rides for Phuket Raceweek, starting next Thursday. Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary and the action packed AY Photo Gallery


MSR - Fresh breeze claims some scalps on Day 2
Goto AY Race Report 2By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 15th Ao Chalong, Phuket: The strong wind warning issued by the Phuket Weather Bureau proved to be correct and produced plenty of exciting moments, equipment failure and a spectacular nose dive, followed by a capsize. The saving grace was, that there were no rain squalls, normally associated with the blustery SW monsoon. Each day has produced some carnage and after two windward/leeward races today, the fleet is drastically reduced. The prevailing breeze is predicted to increase tomorrow and some doubt exist on whether to race, with a wait and see attitude. The class leaders managed to stay under control and have extended their lead. Goto AY Race Report 2 and AY Photo Gallery


Goto AY Race Report 1 Tricky conditions make hard work on Day 1
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 14th Ao Chalong, Phuket: The day started with a light South Westerly but as the passing storm stayed overland, the side effect was for severe changes in wind direction and speed. PRO Simon James elected to send the entire fleet on Course 16, out of Ao Chalong, around Ko Bon and back inside Ao Chalong for some dog legs before finishing. The boats that nailed the start line in clear wind, established early leads but selecting the correct line inshore, out of the current and stronger breeze, paid dividends. As the breeze wasn't steady to set windward/leeward courses for the second race, the racers were sent on the same course, while the Pulse 600's did a short inshore race. These were completed in quick time, just as the clouds opened up and a heavy deluge put an end to the days racing. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 1

Everything on the line at Multihull Solutions Regatta...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Pre-Regatta ReportJuly 12th Ao Chalong, Phuket: The size and spaciousness found onboard multihull yachts, makes them the number one choice, for cruising through the tropical SE Asian archipelago. Many foreign boat designers and composite builders, have made Phuket their home and are manufacturing a range of boats there and in neighbouring SE Asian countries. As the industry growth has been phenomenal, Multihull Solutions have opened dedicated brokerages in Asia and sold some sleek one-design racing machines, that has increased the fleet size and raised the profile of the event. For the last few years, this regatta has been blessed with strong SW monsoon flows and although WindGuru predicts Friday to be a bit light, the SW'ly is expected to return on the weekend and produce some thrills and spills, this regatta is famous for. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report...


Goto AYGP landing pageChina Cup joins the 2017-18 AYGP lineup
Starts with Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek & ends at Samui Regatta
13 Events, Over 300 Skippers & Yachts, 85 Inshore & 3 Offshore Races, across 7 Countries
By AY MultiMedia
The main aim of the AYGP pointscore system, is to annually rank Skippers and Yachts competing at the newly expanded, 13 selected five star AYGP point scoring events, held in East and South East Asian waters during the 2016-17 Season. For the 16th year, the winning Skipper and Yacht will be crowned with the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Find out what's new for the 2017-18 Season goto the AYGP landing page...

The America's Cup is the Kiwi Cup again, welcome back to NZ.
By America's Cup Media
Goto 35th America's Cup Summary June 27th 2017: Another dominant race win for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi team victory on the Great Sound in Bermuda, sparking wild celebrations on board their America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat, and the team’s support boats. The Kiwi team dominated the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup, winning eight races to ORACLE TEAM USA’s one race win, giving the New Zealanders a final winning scoreline of 7-1. Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, also announced that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted the challenge of Circolo della Vela Sicilia, who will be the Challenger of Record for the 36th America's Cup and will be represented by Luna Rossa. Goto 35th America's Cup Summary

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