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2019/20 AsianYachting Calendar
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta

***** January 6th - 11th  - 18th Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Organised by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, sailors take pleasure in celebrating the New Year with style. The racing class contest the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy and Cruising Class the RLYC Commodore's Cup. Other IRC Classes will compete for the LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy, while the Sports Boat Class will compete for the Langkawi Sports Trophy. The Multihulls will compete for the Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup. An extensive nightly social program is also being planned. More info and NOR at: or call the Regatta Secretariat at +6-04-9664078 or fax +6-04-9665078 or Email:

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Goto Nongsa RegattaJanuary 17th - 19th - 5th Nongsa Regatta
Three days of racing for IRC Keelboats / Multihull's / One Design and Sports Boats, to coincide with NE Monsoon winds and clear water away from busy shipping channels, is expected to produce excellent sailing conditions, at this  regatta, held entirely from Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island, Indonesia. In conjunction with big boat racing, there will also be Radio Control Yachts and Dinghy classes racing. For further information on Nongsa Regatta / Marina / CIQP contact: Marina Manager / Regatta Director by E-mailing: or telephoning H/P: +62 811 777 8997, Office: +62 778 761 333 More info & NOR can be found on Facebook. Goto 2017 2018 2019 Race Reports and Photo Gallery

Nongsa Neptune Regatta ***** January 24th - Feb 2nd - 10th Nongsa Neptune Regatta
Billed as the World's only sailing regatta and motor yacht rally that centers around a race to the equator, joined the AYGP and welcomed Indonesia into the five star family of events. Starting at Nongsa Point Marina at Batam and sails through some pristine tropical waters down to the Equator via the Riau Islands and back. Whether its IRC racers, PY Cruisers, Multihull's or beautiful Classics, all vessels will converge on Neptune Island for some adventurous activities, good old fashioned fun with general equator crossing frivolities thrown in. On Neptune Island a fully fledged campsite with food and bar facilities is specially constructed during the regatta. For full details, NOR, race/social program and Photo Gallery Click Here... Email: Phone (+62) 778761333. Goto
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February 1st - 9th - 20th Philippine Hobie Challenge
Each year the Challenge takes sailors on Hobie 16's, in and around some beautiful islands in the region. Organized by the Philippine Inter-island Sailing Foundation or PHINSAF, a non-profit organization composed of local sailors who want to promote the sport of sailing and establish the Philippines firmly in the Asian Sailing Calendar. The Preliminary Notice of Race with basic route map for the Challenge is available at PHINSAF and Facebook. Fifteen new Hobie 16's are available for charter and they hope you can join them and take on the challenge.

Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, KrabiFebruary 5th - 9th - 23rd Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga & Krabi
Formerly known as the Phang Nga Bay Regatta this regatta appeals to the serious, the not-so-serious and the not-at-all-serious 'racing' sailors will continue to run each year for 4 days, through three provinces reflected in its name. Organised by Regattas Asia in conjunction with a multitude of local sponsors and supporters. The regatta typically attracts 40 to 50 yachts each year, making it one of the biggest and most popular sailing events in Asia. Unlike most other regattas, this event takes the fleet through the spectacular scenery of Phang Nga Bay to a new anchorage each evening, holding awards parties in a wide variety of different locations. Some evening parties take place on beaches, some in high-class resorts or in local village restaurants and the participants expect to sleep on their boats. More info, NOR, SI's & Online entry or contact by E-mail: Go to past results and summary of the 2001 2003 and 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 events. 2010 Photo Gallery



Subic Bay Int Regatta*****  February 21st - 29th - Subic Bay International Regatta
Incorporating the challenging and tactical 200nm Subic Bay Around Verde Island Passage Race and the Subic Bay Cup back in Subic Bay. Building onto the success of the one design FarEast 28 class racing, are available for charter to National teams to take on the Philippine teams. This event is now the 2019-20 Asian Yachting Grand Prix point scoring event this season. More details Here and on Facebook also Email Race Secretariat – Pen Floren Avila  Goto Inaugural 2018 2019 Race Reports and Photo Gallery

Rolex China Sea RaceStarts April 8th ***** Biennial Rolex China Sea Race
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong and Subic Bay Yacht Clubs, the Rolex China Sea Race is a biennial, 565nm Offshore Category 1 race, from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines. This year marks the 58th anniversary, in 2008 this Asian blue-water classic become part of Rolex's distinguished portfolio of international sponsored offshore races. The race is open to offshore racing and cruising yachts with valid IRC Certificates. NoR, SI's and race information are available at: For further enquiries, Email or call +852 2239 0391 Go to 2000 2002 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 Race Reports

Sail Malaysia details
Starts April - Sail Malaysia - Passage to the East Yacht Rally - Langkawi to Sabah
Is one of 2 rallies organised in Malaysia each year. The objective of this event is to promote the less traveled sailing destinations in East Malaysia. After regrouping at Rebak Marina, Langkawi - Pangkor Island Marina, Perak and Admiral Marina, Port Dickson in late April, the yachts will make their way to Danga Bay Marina, Johor Bahru for the official start early May. Selected marine destinations up the East coast of the peninsula are in store for the rally fleet - Sebana Cove Marina, Tioman Island, Rompin, Kapas Island and Kuala Terengganu before crossing the South China Sea to Kuching in Sarawak. Then onto Miri to join the Borneo International Yachting Challenge and ending up in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. A host of dinners, receptions and exciting activities are planned along the way. Further stops at Kudat and Sandakan after KK will complete the Sabah experience. Sail Malaysia programs are owned and managed by PassionAsia Sdn. Bhd. More info contact Sazli Kamal Basha Website: Office: +603 77276561, H/P: +6012 2094418


Goto Chairman's Cup ***** April 14th - 19th - Chairman's Cup
The Chairman’s Cup Regatta is to honor of the leaders of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) who have played a significant role in the development of the Subic Bay Freeport and the Special Economic Zone. The present Chairperson of SBMA is Atty. Wilma “Amy” T. Eisma and supports Subic Bay becoming the 'Home of Sailing'. Held after the China Sea Race they aim to encourage participating boats from Hong Kong for another four days, inshore racing in Subic Bay, before heading back to Hong Kong. Being a superb natural harbour protected from the China Sea, Subic Bay contains a large marina with facilities for pulling out yachts, many hotels, restaurants and given the Filipino legendary hospitality, is the perfect place to run a yachting campaign from. For more info Email Race Secretariat – Pen Floren Avila or visit Subic Sailing Check out the 2019 AY Race Reports and Photo Gallery 


Goto Top of the Gulf Regatta ***** May 1st to 6th - 16th Top of The Gulf Regatta & Coronation Cup
This elite-level multi class competition is held at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien beach, South Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand. It incorporates the prestigious Platu 25 Championship and features a wide range of offshore yachts racing alongside off the beach dinghies and beach cats. The organizing committee, have boats available for charter and added “It’s hard to find a better location, good wind and a great sailing area just out the front door of the marina". More TOTGR info from: and annual sailing events held from Ocean Marina at: The TOTGR is the eleventh event on the AYGP Championships and has attracted several top class racing yachts that bolsters an already strong fleet of local racers. Goto AY  Regatta Reports 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018 2019 and AY Photo Gallery 


Goto Samui Regatta***** May 23rd - 30th - 19th Samui Regatta
Come celebrate the 19th running of the Samui Regatta which is a mixture of passage and buoy racing in the Gulf of Thailand in conjunction with a variety of good parties held at some of the classiest resorts on the Island. The wonderful relaxed location of Koh Samui mixed with pleasant Thai hospitality and top racing makes this venue one of the best in Asia. More info, Entry Forms and NOR at: have officially taken over the management of the regatta and can be contacted by E-mailing: Tel: +66 (0)81 894 0280 Browse the 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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Goto AYGP Microsite 2019/20 AY GP Championship
This is were the AsianYachting Skipper and Yacht of the Year is awarded the AY Trophy, don the traditional navy blue blazer and enjoy champagne celebrations at the combined Koh Samui gala dinner and prize giving evening, that marks the end of the season. Check out the progress Browse the 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 AYGP Championships

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Jointly organised by Changi Sailing Club and Aseania Beach Resort on Pulau Besar off the East coast on Malaysia, the CSC@Besar Regatta is the newest regatta on the block. After Custom clearance at Changi Sailing Club, participating yachts begin a 100nm passage race for cruising and racing class yachts from CSC to Pulau Besar on the East coast of Malaysia. Customs and Immigration will be at Pulau Besar upon arrival and departure. One day to rest, then three days of  passage racing, around nearby Islands before returning to Singapore the following weekend. More details contact Edwin at Changi Sailing Club at: Tel:+65 65452876 Check out the 2014 2015 2016  AY Race Reports and 2014 2015 2016 Photo Galleries

July - 13th Multihull Solutions Regatta
Multihull aficionados will love this one! Phuket Yacht Club's Multihull Challenge – the biggest "multihull-only" event in Asian waters, is a perfect feeder event for Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek to be contested on the very same waters, the following week. The event is hosted by the Phuket Yacht Club and comprises 3 days of racing. Registration on Friday evening and followed by six races - Saturday (2), Sunday (2) and Monday (2) with evening parties at the yacht club, overlooking Ao Chalong bay. General Enquiries and further details at PYC Website Browse the 2010 2011 2014 2015 2017 AY Race Reports and action packed 2017 Photo Gallery
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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

***** July 15th - 19th - 17th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
This event takes place off Phuket’s south east coast during the 'Green Season' and is one of the challenging regattas of the season. The Title Sponsor and Host Venue, Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel continue on with the signature ‘one regatta, one venue’ format. During four days of racing, competitors can experience anything from dead calms to sailing straight into the blustery teeth of the SW monsoon. Local sailors always look forward to this event, as it wipes away last years results and kick starts the 2019-20 AsianYachting Grand Prix with a clean sheet. Amongst the IRC racers there will also be classes for charter yachts, out and out cruisers plus corporate boats can be arranged to entertain sponsors. Check them out at: Goto AY Regatta Reports & Photo Galleries 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 events


Sail Indonesia website July Start - Sail Indonesia
For the 19th anniversary, this event has progressively turned South East Asian waters into a world class cruising destination. Recent editions are a collaborative effort to promote the navigational route from Darwin, Australia, through the Indonesian archipelago ending up in Singapore. The rally starts in Darwin and this year during the next three months, all participants are invited to participate in a linked series of Events and Cultural Festivals at the different stopovers across Indonesia on the islands of Timor, Banda, Lembata, Wakatobi, Flores, Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Borneo, Belitung and finally on to Batam or Bintan just south of Singapore. Participants will be able to see some of the more remote, interesting and less developed parts of Indonesia as you cross the country often away from the well worn tourist areas. The CAIT (Cruising permit for Indonesia) has been abolished, so expect swift port clearances and Gala celebrations in Darwin cultural visits to neighboring island villages along the way. Described by past participants as "Too much fun, very helpful and an informative introduction to sailing through Indonesia". A wealth of information and local knowledge can be found or email them at: Past Rally Reports 2004 2005 2006


Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally

Early August Start - Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally
Expressions of interest for the historic Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race/Rally organised by the Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association are now open, so get in early as entries close in July. The 600 nm sleigh ride to the capital of the famous spice islands is destined again to become one of the classic blue water events in Asia. C.A.I.T cruising permit has been abolished and replaced with easy online port clearances. After Ambon participants then have the option to continue with the rally to Makassar and Bali or tailor their own sailing holiday through Indonesia and beyond. More info and NOR at or email them at:


Sail Maluku Rally August - Sail Maluku Archipelago Rally
Helen de Lima from PT. Sandy DELIMA Tour & Travel is promoting the Sail Maluku Rally which takes adventure lovers to neighbouring islands and other fantastic destinations in the exotic Maluku Marine paradise. Great for cruisers in no hurry and yachts returning to Australia. Many sailors have cruised extensivel and had a great time at Nusa Laut, Banda and Saumlaki. Check it out at Hellen de Lima E-mail: Phone +62-911-341257 Fax: +62-911-354952 Mobile: +62812 815 2078


Western Circuit Sailing Regatta August 15th, 16th & 22nd - 23rd Western Circuit Sailing Regatta
All aboard for 3 days of sailing action over 2 weekends in front of Raffles Marina on Singapore's west coast. This event is co-organised by Raffles Marina and Singapore Management University (SMU) and is the premier big boat regatta on the Singapore racing scene. This edition features six classes: IRC A & B, One Design J-24 & SB20, Club Racer, Windsurfers including the ever popular
Singapore Sailability Access 2.3 dinghy's. Racing gets underway with three windward/leeward races (weather permitting). The IRC fleet will again be contesting for the SMU President's Cup. More at: or contact PH +65 68280328 Fax:+65 68280323 Goto AY Regatta Reports & Photo Galleries 2019 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2001


Billed as "The world's fastest, longest and hardest race for traditional fishing vessels" the 300 nautical mile Sandeq Race has turned into one of Indonesia's best nautical events held each year! The traditional Sandeq outrigger sailing boats starts in Mamuju and ends in Makassar, SW Sulawesi. More about these exciting craft and how to join in the fun Click Here Aussie's Sean Clifford and James Blacket sponsored and sailed on a Sandeq in the 2007 race. Read their amazing story here... Each city visited during this open sea race, throws a local festival with dancing, music and local foods not to be missed. These spectacular sailing craft usually used to catch flying fish row have only came to the notice of the broader public recently. Winning the race is a year long dream of many a Sandeq sailor. More on the race can be found on Facebook and Sandeq website.
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China Coast Regatta***** October - China Coast Regatta
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's China Coast Regatta offers three days of Big Boat racing in the best conditions Hong Kong has to offer. A combination of windward/ leewards and inshore courses are set South of Hong Kong. Usually 15 to 20 knots North Easterly breeze provides challenging conditions for five IRC divisions. In 2013 the wind strewn event with lumpy sea's was described as classic CCR sailing conditions - Fast and furious. This year after the CCR the biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race makes a welcome return to the calendar. The NOR, SI's and entries are Here or contact by E-mail or Call +852 2239 0395. Goto past years 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Race Reports

Hong Kong to Hainan RaceBiennial HK to Hainan Race***** October start - Biennial Hainan Race
By popular demand the Hong Kong to Hainan Island Race conducted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is back on the racing calendar. This 355nm course has been described as "A fantastic downhill slide, full of gybes" to Sanya on Hainan Island, renowned as a playground for China’s jet set. The target time for the racing fleet is to break 23hrs 31mins 52secs, set in 2016 by  Seng Huang Lee's 100ft Scallywag, as the benchmark.

These events are proving to be a great jumping-off point for HK boats intending to continue onto other seasonal sailing events in, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. For further details email: RHKYC Sailing Manager, or (T) +852 2239 0395 The NoR and SI's are available from Goto  2012 2014 2016 2018 Race Reports


Sail Malaysia detailsNovember to December - Sail Malaysia - Passage to Langkawi
The rally started in Darwin during July as Sail Indonesia with over 100 entrants. Sail Malaysia will be taking over from Singapore and offer a series of linked events, going north up the west coast of Malaysia stopping at Port Dickson, Lumut and Penang before going onto the final presentation and dinner on the duty-free island of Langkawi during the first week of December. The start will be hosted in southern Johor, west of the causeway at Puteri Harbour Marina. More info contact Sazli Kamal Basha Website: Office: +603 77276561, H/P: +6012 2094418


Goto Puerto Galera Yacht ClubEarly November - All Souls Regatta
Organised by the Puerto Galera Yacht Club, the All Souls Regatta was first held in 2004 and has quickly become the most popular regatta in the Philippines. One of the unique features of the event is that racing is based on a pursuit race format, which adds a change of perspective for most crews as everyone arrives home about the same time and knows who has won, so the party can start early. The courses are set mostly around island marks and the photographic opportunities are superb. As this event attracts international cruising yachts as well as local yachts, it kick starts the newly formed 5 regatta Philippine Championships. Anyone who turns up at the skippers briefing and wants to sail, will be found a crew place on a yacht. More info & NOR Tel: +63 43 287 3401 Visit: or Email Race Committee at

China Cup International RegattaNovember - 14th China Cup International Regatta
The China Cup mainly revolves around the 30 Beneteau First 40.7 one design class. More classes have been included, so expect intense competition this year in Daya Bay off Shenzhen, China. An extravaganza of social and cultural events are held during the event. This year all 5 days of inshore racing (including long race) will be held in and around the territorial waters in Shenzhen's Daya Bay. Sponsorship of boats/teams in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design division is permitted and organisers expect stronger challengers and more countries represented. For enquires concerning boat charter, costs, entry and advertising please contact: Telephone: 86 755 8835 3518 Fax: 86 755 8832 3928 Website: Email: Goto 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Race Reports & Photo Gallery


Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November - 31st Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta
This annual island hoping regatta for racing class, cruisers, multihull's and classics is held along the west coast of peninsula Malaya starting from the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in Port Klang and finishing up in the legendary and Duty-Free Islands of Langkawi. Check them out at:
or contact the RMSIR Organising Committee by Emailing Come on and enjoy a bit of friendly Malaysian hospitality over 3 coastal passages combined with 4 inshore races at the stopovers. Initially designed to improve Malaysian sailors coastal navigation and develop their offshore seamanship skills further. Visiting cruisers are no strangers to overnight passage making in all conditions is expected to attract more entries to ship into Port Klang. Phone: +603 3168 6964 Fax: +603 3168 8650 View past AY Race Reports and Summary 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018 2019 


Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** November 28th - December 5th - 34th Phuket Kings Cup Regatta
Since its inception in 1987, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta has grown to become Asia's premier yachting event. Traditionally held in early December, the Regatta was first conceived to honour His Majesty the King of Thailand's 60th birthday. Now 34 years on the event has grown from strength to strength, in both size and reputation, boasting the largest gathering of keel boats, multi-hulls and traditional sailing craft annually in SE Asia. Website: or contact the Regatta Secretary by E-mailing:
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