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2018 - 2019 AY Race Reports - News and Views & Event Coverge

Ray Roberts reclaims the lead in the AYGP Rankings...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto November AYGP NewsNov 15th 2018: A string of seven bullets, not only delivered a commanding victory in the ASAF Keel Boat class, for Emerson Villena and his Philippine Sailing Association - Standard Insurance Team but also become the 'Highest AYGP Scorer' at the China Cup and make their debut on the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings in a respectable 6th place. Second place in the highly competitive Beneteau 40.7 class, has catapulted Ray Roberts back into the lead, in the AYGP Skipper Rankings, after contesting regattas on both the Western and Eastern Circuits. Goto November AYGP News...

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Goto AY Race Report 5China Cup - Longcheer wins back the China Cup
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Monday 12th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Wanhang Longcheer has won back the Beneteau 40.7 trophy at the 12th China Cup, after losing out to Yiihua-Pocket Emirates Team New Zealand a year ago. Steve McConaghy suffered a stressful few hours in the morning wondering if he was going to have to defend a slender two-point lead from fellow Australian Ray Roberts. But the wind never materialised and final-day racing was cancelled for the 108-boat fleet. A string of perfect bullets delivered easy victory in the ASAF Keel Boat class for Emerson Villena and his Philippine Sailing Association-Standard Insurance Team and in doing so became the 'Highest
AYGP Scorer' at the China Cup and enter the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings in a respectable 6th place. Goto AY Race Report 5 and CCIR Photo Gallery

China Cup - It's the Battle of Oz in the Beneteaus...
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Goto AY Race Report 4Sunday 11th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Ray Roberts gets better every day and has now manoeuvred BoomEgg - JoyOurs Team to just two points off the lead in the hotly contested Beneteau 40.7 at the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. The Australian veteran of many Rolex Sydney Hobart Races scored 2,1 in some beautiful, windy, wavy conditions in Daya Bay, and now sits just two points behind the leader, Wanhang Longcheer. The Longcheer crew notched up the reverse numbers today, a 1,2 for the crew helmed by another Australian veteran, Steve McConaghy. Goto AY Race Report 4

Goto AY Race Report 3China Cup - Round-the-islands victory launches Cheung Kong into lead
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Saturday 10th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Cheung Kong Sailing Club Team moved to the top of the Beneteau 40.7 leaderboard after a solid performance on day three of the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Jono Rankine steered his crew across the finish line of the 19-mile around-the-islands race more than two minutes ahead of the chasing pack. Rankine effectively won the long distance race when he read the sailing instructions a little more carefully than his rivals. Goto
AY Race Report 3...

Ups and Downs on Day 2 of the China Cup International Regatta
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Goto AY Race Report 2
Friday 9th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Cheung Kong Sailing Team closed to just a point off the lead of the Beneteau 40.7 fleet after an up and down day of light winds at the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Day two of the regatta was the first day of inshore competition, with multiple divisions - totalling 108 boats - racing across the breadth of Daya Bay. The breeze was in short supply, but Vanhang Longcheer won a good start in the first race of the morning and cruised into a healthy lead. However, as the wind died, Longcheer found herself parked in a mini Doldrums while her rivals cruised on by. Goto
AY Race Report 2

Goto AY Race Report 1 China Cup - Vanhang Longcheer wins slow race from Hong Kong
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Tuesday 8th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Former winner Vanhang Longcheer has become the early leader of the ultra-competitive Beneteau 40.7 fleet after winning the New Sports Passage Race on the opening day of the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Last year Joseph Dennis O’Keeffe’s Australian/Chinese crew struggled to find the best breeze on the 30-mile race out of Hong Kong waters to Daya Bay in southern China. They could only manage sixth in 2017. However this year Vanhang Longcheer were consistently fast on the predominantly long port reach across to Daya Bay, and their opening victory stands them in good stead for winning back the title which so narrowly eluded them 12 months ago. Goto AY Race Report 1

Kiwis return to defend their China Cup title
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Goto AY Pre-Regatta ReportTuesday 6th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Emirates Team New Zealand are back to defend their title in the hotly-contested Beneteau 40.7 fleet at the 12th edition of the China Cup International Regatta, which takes place from 8 to 12 November. In total, 112 boats are set to compete across a range of keelboat divisions: IRC, HKPN, ASAF, Bavaria 37 and Beneteau 40.7. Racing starts when the fleet set out from Hong Kong to Chinese waters in the New Sports Passage Race, an opportunity for the larger boats like Frank Pong’s 75ft Maxi sled, Jelik, to stretch her legs on the race to Daya Bay. This year, an additional day of inshore racing has been put into the schedule, so the various fleets will race for four days in Daya Bay, competing in a mix of configurations including a round-the-island race. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report...

Goto AY Race Report Hungary wins the Ambassadors’ sweepstakes...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
November 3rd: The customary Ambassadors' champagne breakfast was a nice touch and set the tone for the rest of the day. The race started with a storm brewing on the Malay side of the Johor Strait, which tried to displace the land breeze on the Singapore side. It became a toss of a coin which side to take, as the yachts made their way out to the North Angler turning mark. A couple yachts were recalled on the crowded start line, in front of Changi Sailing Club and the assembled spectators on the jetty. Goto AY Race Report and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Pre-Race Report...Ambassadors’ escape in Singapore waters...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
November 2nd: Since its inception in 1999, The Ambassadors’ Cup has turned into the Premier Sailing-Social Event in Singapore. Bringing the Ambassadors and diplomatic staff together at the Changi Sailing Club, for a day of sailing and revelry, is an unique event to the Changi Sailing Club and possibly the world. At this 19th edition, the CSC has achieved a record-breaking 55 Yachts, 31 Ambassadors and diplomatic delegates, from 46 Embassies. Unfamiliar with this style of event, we have been told to expect some flair, style, energy, national cuisine, favourite home beverages and shenanigans on and off the water, but most of all 'Bringing the World Together' under the one roof. Goto AY Pre-Race Report...

Sam Chan's TP52 Freefire tops the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings...
Goto the End of October AYGP NewsBy AY MultiMedia
Oct 25th 2018: Victory at the China Coast Regatta and second overall on the Hong Kong to Hainan Race, has promoted Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire to the top of the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings. Although Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor’s Mills 41 Ambush were off the pace at the CCR, in 5th place, they made up for it, with overall IRC victory, on the 390nm downwind Hainan Race, to claim the extra bonus points and slot into 2nd place in the AYGP Rankings. Goto the End of October AYGP News...

Goto RHKYC Race ReportsMills 41 Ambush takes the IRC Overall Win!
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

20:10:2018: Second to arrive in Sanya, Hainan (after Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste) and claiming Monohull Line Honours was Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire. FreeFire arrived on Friday night at 20h 15m 40s HK time, with an elapsed time of 32h 55m 40s. Sam Chan is the only owner to have a version of FreeFiretake part in every edition of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race. Racing into Sanya shortly after was Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor’s Mills 41 Ambush, arriving at 22h 34min 54s HK time and taking the IRC Overall win! Goto RHKYC Race Reports

Beau Geste takes Line Honours & sets Multihull Race Record
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

Goto RHKYC Race Reports19:10:2018: Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste raced into Hainan at 11h 21m 59s Hong Kong time this morning, taking Line Honours and setting the Race’s first multihull record of 24h 1m 59s. MOD Beau Geste narrowly missed the race record of 23h 31m 52s that was set in 2016 by Seng Huang Lee's 100ft Super Maxi Scallywag by a mere 30m 07s. Karl Kwok commented on the Race, “It's been an interesting race, the start was so severe, so rough, but by the time we reached Hainan everything had calmed down, and we were fighting for wind. Our top speed was consistently above 30kts, so we should have been here six hours earlier, but unfortunately, that didn't work. By the time the wind ran out there was another system from the island, so basically, we just ran out of wind altogether. Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

Goto RHKYC Race Reports...Hainan Race starts... SHK Scallywag Fuku Retires...
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

18:10:2018: The Hong Kong to Hainan Race got away this morning, in an easterly breeze of around 12kts. With a rather long start line, the fleet stuck to the committee boat end and played it safe as the gun sounded ensuring no boat was over the line. First through the Lei Yue Mun Gap was Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste 70 followed by Meitatsu Fukumoto and Seng Huang Lee’s Orma 60 SHK Scallywag Fuku. At 1436hrs however, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club received a call from SHK Scallywag Fuku which regretfully had to retire due to a broken foil. Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

East Asian Skippers scale the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto Mid October AYGP NewsOct 17th 2018: By posting 6 race wins in classes with 5 yachts or more, Tiffany Koo’s King Mills 40 Hero Racing Team and Lowell Chang’s AC35 Dexter II have tied on 16 points, for the Highest AYGP Score, at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's China Coast Regatta and slot into equal 3rd place, on their debut in the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings. Five race wins for Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire secured the IRC 0 title and Peter Churchouse’s Warwick Custom Moonblue 2, clean sweep of the Premier Cruising Class, are outstanding achievements but having less than 5 entries in their class, enter the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings, in 9th and 14th place respectively. Current AYGP Rankings can be browsed by clicking on Skipper - Yacht - Regatta and Scoring System. Goto Mid October AYGP News...

2018 China Coast Regatta - Day 3 Wrap Up...
Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports..By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell
13:10:2018: Another superb day of excellent conditions; 15kts, sunshine and blue skies for the final races of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s China Coast Regatta 2018. Racing got away smoothly with all IRC Racer and HKPN divisions sailing one windward / leeward and one islands course ranging in distance from 10 to 16.5nm. The islands course took the fleet on a beat towards a windward mark and reaching to an ocean mark before rounding Beaufort or Sung Kong and finishing off Bluff Head near Stanley. Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports..

Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports...2018 China Coast Regatta - Day 2
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

13:10:2018: The breeze picked up for Day 2 of China Coast Regatta. A 20-25kts northeasterly breeze greeted the sailors as they reached the race track this morning, which was located to the southeast of Lamma Island. 34 boats came out for racing; the IRC Racer classes sailed three windward / leewards and had four retirements in the first race of the day which looked to mostly be spinnaker-related issues. IRC Premier Cruiser sailed two islands courses and HKPN were given one windward / leeward and an island course. Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports...

2018 China Coast Regatta - Day 1
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports...12:10:2018: There were perfect conditions across the race track for Day 1 of the China Coast Regatta with blue skies and a 10 to 15kts north easterly breeze. 28 boats took to the race track, which was located southeast of Hong Kong’s Lamma Island. All IRC racing divisions sailed one windward / leeward and an islands course, with the IRC Premier Cruising sailing a single island course. The first race of the day saw many competitors get a feel for the conditions, with sailors tightening up their drops by the end of the race. In the biggest racing fleet of the regatta IRC Racer 1, the sole female skipper - Tiffany Koo - took the win in Race 1 on the King Mills 40, Hero Racing Team. Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports...

Goto October AYGP NewsAYGP comes alive with China Coast Regatta...
By AY MultiMedia
Oct 10th 2018: After a 3 month break since Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicked off the 2018-19 AYGP Season, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's China Coast Regatta, sets sail this weekend (October 12th - 14th) and the 26th edition of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race, 390nm downwind sleigh ride, starts on October 18th. Thirty four yachts divided into six classes will go under starters orders, over three days of racing. Past AYGP winners, Frank Pong's Custom 75 Jelik and Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake III have been campaigning racing yachts for over 20 years and although they face some formidable opposition, must be considered favourites in their classes. Goto October AYGP News...

Frenz Emperor & Bugis Resorts - Making your dreams come true...
By AsianYachting Multimedia

heck out the Sept 2018 Update28th Sept 2018: One of the greatest beliefs Abdul Ghafar's (Afai) has been bestowed with, is to work hard and make life better for his children, as his farther did before him. Growing up in his farther's coffee shop in Muar, Johor, he dared to dream big and for 20 years searched for suitable beach front land, in the Johor and Pahang Islands, to build a boutique resort, that blends in harmony with the natural environment. Even going so far, as to build small chalets and testing some unique building techniques, in the back yard in Muar, to overcome some of the rough terrain found on these islands. Finally in 2007 he secured a 30 plus year lease, on seven acres of prime rainforest, that fronts directly onto Pasir Cina beach on the SW coast of Tioman Island. Since then, planning and building 11 exclusive solid timber chalets and Afai's dream has been rising up delicately balanced on top of sandstone boulders and nestled under the canopy of dense rainforest. Check out the Sept 2018 Update and AY Photo Gallery

Sept AYGP News - On Sponsorship drive, let the good times roll...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto Sept AYGP NewsSept 12th 2018: Despite AsianYachting awarding the prestigious AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles for the last 16 years, we haven't managed to attract any major sponsors and told by marketing experts, that the AYGP needs more exposure throughout the 11 month season. Several ideas are being brandished around, ranging from extended media coverage and introducing the "Highest AYGP Scorer Award" at the 12 selected regattas, plus a small prize presentation during the regatta prize giving. For more go to Sept AYGP News...

Asian Games 2018 medals handed out...
Goto ASAF Daily Updates and Overall  ScoresBy ASAF News Editor
The final day of the 2018 Asian Games Sailing Competition dawned with a bright sunshine and the 12 Kts of wind in the Jakarta Bay greeted the 144 sailors who were hoping to close out this event on a positive note. For some the medals were almost guaranteed bar exceptional circumstances and some hung finely balanced and getting the final race today would be the last opportunity for certain sailors. Goto ASAF Daily Updates and Overall Points table Here...

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryWestern Circuit - Fun and games to finish up with...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 18th: Although the morning started with scattered showers, by the midday start time, a 10 knot SSW'ly greeted the sailors. Heavy displacement yacht skippers that prayed for stronger breeze during the week, were answered with a solid 15 knots, half way through the first race. Must be careful what you wish for, as the breeze backed to the South and came across the Johor Strait and turned into a soldiers course, with a one tack drag race upwind and follow the leader downwind. Several collisions, late spinnaker drops turned into wide mark rounding's, bad judgment in the strong incoming tide, caused several yachts to hit the top mark and interlocking top masts in the SB20 class, were only some of the incidents witnessed from the media boat. The outstanding protest from last week was dismissed and the claim for redress was also disallowed, so the fleet started the day with the same finishing order, carried over to today's final showdown. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and capture the action in the AY Photo Gallery...

Western Circuit - Final results up in the air...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 3August 16th: Although most the class leaders have all but secured the titles, the podium places are still up for grabs. There is also a protest pending for the SMU President's Cup last weekend, that could rearrange the Class A and B order. The forecast is for 10 to 12 knot South Westerly and if this materialises, up to three races could be run for the IRC A & B, PY, SB20, J24 and Multihull classes and will determine the eventual outcome. The drop race also comes into play for IRC A, B and PY classes, could also have some influence. Whatever happens everyone is looking forward to the gala presentation dinner and charity auction on Saturday night, in the Raffles Marina ballroom, to raise funds for Sailability Singapore. Goto AY Race Report 3 and capture the action in the AY Photo Gallery...

Goto AY Race Report 2Western Circuit - SB20 Cup & Windsurfing titles awarded
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 12th: Despite the SW trade wind struggling to reach 10 knots, Jonathan Mahony's Humphries 42R Zanzibar completed the 20nm passage race for the combined A & B classes, in 2 hrs 15 minutes, but the fading breeze and shortening the course, allowed Kurt Metzger's Nelson 10 Waka Tere to provisionally claim the SMU President’s Cup from the IRC B class. A protest has been lodged, so the result is provisional till next weekend. While this was going on, the other classes completed multiple races in front of Raffles Marina. The SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) came to a natural conclusion and the 2018 titles were awarded at the evening prize giving ceremony. The sailors have been thoroughly entertained by the SMU Samba Band and other acts on a nightly basis and continues to show the extent the SMU goes to organise the event and no doubt very character building for everyone participating. Goto AY Race Report 2 and capture the action in the AY Photo Gallery...

Western Circuit - They're away on the 21st anniversary...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 1 August 11th: On a hazy Saturday afternoon, with cool SE wind in their hair, all the classes started on time and the 21st anniversary got underway in earnest. Although the predicted 15 knots never materialised, multiple back to back races were completed and a mixed bag of results were posted. Construction of new port facilities on the Singapore side and the continuing Forest City development on the Malaysian side, have further restricted the racing area and factoring in the increased tidal current, is paramount to success. This doesn't stop the youthful enthusiasm and it's good to see a lot of ole hands, helping newcomers develop their racing skills. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 1

Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report21st Western Circuit comes alive in Singapore...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 10th: Once a year, all the yacht clubs and sailing associations in Singapore, come together at Raffles Marina over two weekends (Aug 11, 12 & 18), to contest Singapore's premier racing event. The 21st edition, organised by the Singapore Management University, has 90 yachts lining up, including keelboats, multihull's, SB20's, PY and J24 classes, plus Access 2.3's for disabled sailors and seven Windsurfing classes, testing their racing abilities. The SMU organising team is brimming full of youthful enthusiasm and 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) 2018 titles. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report...

It's lift-off for the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto July AYGP NewsJuly 27th 2018: With the SW'ly trade wind in the high teens, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, kicked off the 17th edition of the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) with a bang and in grand style. All 36 Skippers and Yachts buckled down in heavy going conditions, for an eight race program over 4 days and based on their overall class placing's, have scored valuable points in the AYGP Rankings. With a polished crew performance, Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood scored 8 bullets to defend the IRC 1 class title for the third time and send themselves directly to the top the annual AYGP Rankings, for an early lead in the race for the 2018-19 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Goto July AYGP News...

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryAll over bar the shouting...
Victory for Team Hollywood, Phoenix, BeauX Esprit, Blade Runner IX,
Twin Sharks & Pixalux Blue

By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 23rd Cape Panwa: As the breeze was still up in the mid teens and everyone eager to go on the final day of racing, PRO Simon James selected courses to suit the classes and complete the 8 race regatta schedule. A quick windward/leeward race for the big boats, followed by a long passage race outside Koh Hae, down to Koh Maton and finish in front of the Cape Panwa Hotel. Although in most classes the outright winners have been decided, the order for podium places were open for the taking and settled in a last day shootout. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and capture the action in the complete AY Photo Gallery

CPHPRW - Sail in the fast lane or go home empty handed...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 3July 21st Cape Panwa: By now if you haven't been driving hard and exceeding the speed limits, you wont be on the podium or taking any trophy's home. Handling the fresh breeze, in the rolling seaway, is a delicate balance between being overpowered or underpowered and requires the sail trimmers to constantly work the sails to suit the pressure and produce speed forward. This is were crew experience matters and working in harmony brings success. Only have to look at the score sheets to see which boat crews are up to speed, with the wind strength and sea conditions. Goto AY Race Report 3 and capture some of the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 2CPHPRW - Blustery wind, rain, sunshine and the show goes on...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 20th Cape Panwa: The outer bands of the Low Pressure system in the Northern reaches of the Bay of Bengal, are still lashing Phuket with a blustery SW trade wind and the occasional storm cell passing through. This caused the AP flag to be raised this morning and holding the sailors onshore until things settled down. By 1000hrs the flag came down and the yachts proceeded out onto the race course, to be met with 2m rolling seaway and plenty of wind to boot. Some skippers were a little skeptical, while others took a reef in the mainsail, hoisted small jibs and got on with the job. While IRC 1 raced on the outside courses, the rest of the classes started outside, then went into Ao Chalong for calmer water, and came back out to finish. Goto AY Race Report 2 and capture some of the action in the AY Photo Gallery

CPHPRW - Riding along on the crest of a wave...
Goto AY Race Report 1 By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 19th Cape Panwa: Although there was some apprehension and concern about the weather forecast at the Opening Party last night, apart from a short delay with strong wind against tide at the start line, racing got away in the high teens and in a rolly one meter swell. Two windward /leeward races on the outer course area for the IRC and Multihull Racing classes and two races for the Firefly and Pulse one-design classes in the confines of Ao Chalong. As the day wore on the breeze decreased, and ended up bathed in glorious sunshine, without a rain cloud in sight. So much for the forecast... Goto AY Photo Gallery & AY Race Report 1

Goto AY Pre-Regatta ReportHeadlong into 15th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 20th Cape Panwa: Taking the lead set by World Sailing and the UN Environment’s Clean Seas initiative, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is reducing the event's carbon footprint and have worked with Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas program since 2014. To run environmentally responsible events, with 'best practice' operations and become the first certified Clean Regatta in South East Asia. Encouraging people to reduce or eliminate single use plastic, host venue, Cape Panwa Hotel, have altered the event's supply chain to further reduce plastic waste and recycle the plastics used, plus encourage other regattas and yacht clubs to follow this world wide trend. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report...

Rolling out the 17th AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards
11 Months, 12 Events, Over 330 Skippers & Yachts, Across 7 Countries
By AY MultiMedia
Goto July 2018 AYGP NewsThe 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 2018-19 Season. For the 17th year, 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, hand crafted take home trophy at the gala Samui Regatta season ending 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 July 2018 AYGP News...

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