2017-18 Asian Yachting Grand Prix
Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards
for the 2017-18 Season
2. As China is rapidly becoming a sailing nation and if the AYGP Rankings, are to be truly representative of the East Asian region, we welcome the China Cup International Regatta (CCIR) into the family of regattas, as the sixth event on the Eastern Circuit and expanding the AYGP to 13 regatta/races. Over 100 extra skippers and yachts will be added to the rankings and become aware of other regattas in the region and what the AYGP Ranking is about. It may also encourage Chinese boat owners to come out and participate at other regional events.
3. There have also been some small changes to the AYGP Scoring System. On Single Races, the Bonus Points for winning the class, has been reduced from 5 to 3 and the 3 added Bonus points for 1st Overall under IRC, has been reduced to 2, making 15 points the maximum a skipper and yacht can score, if they won the class and overall awards. The Best 6 results will still count for the overall title and the leaders are expected to compete at the season ending Samui Regatta, if they expect to be crowned the 2017-18 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
/ Race Line-up for the season
That makes it 6 on the East Asian Circuit (Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Philippines) and 5 in South East Asian waters (Malaysia, Phuket SW Thailand, Indonesia) finishing up with the centrally located Top of the Gulf and Samui Regatta in the Gulf of Thailand. Boat owners are not restricted to regional events and are free to compete on both circuits and in as many events, they choose to contest. As the AYGP Ranking is open to all classes, the degree of difficulty has increased to a new and extremely challenging level.
System - “Six best regattas to count”
Best 6 results to count for the overall Championship
AYGP promotion video by Marine Scene Asia
All skippers and yachts competing at any of the 13 regatta/race have a chance of winning the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. 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.
Last season Steve Manning & Anthony Root's Ker 42 Black Baza, retained the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year title, after winning all four long distance, blue water classics over two years, by class and overall. A record that has never been achieved and may stand for sometime. View the complete 2016-17 AYGP Rankings, by clicking on Skipper - Yacht - Regatta and Scoring System.
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