Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards "Hardest
sports trophy to win in Asia"
out the 17th AYGP
Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards 11
Months, 12 Events, Over 330 Skippers & Yachts, Across 7 Countries By
The main aim of the AYGP
pointscore system, is to annually rank Skippers
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
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
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 AYGPSeason.
for the 2018-19 Season
1. After an attempt to award points to individual skippers turned sour
last season, we are reverting back to the previous scoring system, of
awarding the Skipper
points to multiple Skipper/Owners for the 2018-19Season
and into the future. This still allows individual Skippers to campaign
more than one boat throughout the season and he or she and the yacht
will score separately in the pointscore.
2. Also reverting
back to the 12 regatta/race lineup, 5 on the East Asian Circuit (Hong
Kong, China, Philippines) and 5 in South East Asian waters (Malaysia,
Phuket SW Thailand, Indonesia) finishing up with the centrally located
of the Gulf and Samui
Regatta in the Gulf of Thailand. This covers all regions
and gives skippers at least one event in home waters.
/ Race Line-up for the season
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's
Kong to Hainan Race returns to the race lineup and
as the San Fernando Race has been dropped, it evens up the number of
regattas in both circuits.
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
are open to all classes, the degree of difficulty has increased to a
new and extremely challenging level and opens the possibility of top
performing multihull and cruising class yachts to claim the title.
System - “Six best regattas to count” Applies
to Multiple Race Regattas.
All competitors receive 5 points for entering an event.
awarded to the first five boats in each class and based on number of
Bonus points are awarded for each race win and also based on the number
of class entries.
One penalty point is deducted for disqualification (DSQ).
Single Race events
Three Bonus points are awarded for winning the class based on the number
of class entries.
1st Overall IRC - 2 added Bonus Points.
Best 6 results to
count for the overall Championship
unique partnership have successfully run yachting campaigns over the
past 20 years and scored in all 16 AYGP
seasons to date, on four different yachts. They
are also the first team in the all inclusive class era, to go down in
history, for winning six point scoring regattas in one season.
Over 16 years, Peter Ahern (2), Neil Pryde (4), Frank Pong (2), Ray
Roberts (3), Bill Bremner (2), Steve
Manning/Anthony Root (2)
Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns (1) have won the title and know what it takes
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