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Western Circuit - Leaders extend advantage to claim the title...
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Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary
August 22nd: Morning dawned with a threatening dark sky and very little wind, which turned into an increasing South South Westerly by start time and enabled the two race committees, to complete three and four races for the remaining classes and cap the regatta off with complete success. It also made for longer courses diagonally across the Johor Strait and the bigger boats able to stretch their legs and pack the spinnaker on the windward beat before rehoisting. The strong incoming current, made mark rounding difficult to judge and several SB20's got caught up on the top mark and saw their chances disappear down the gurgle. The push was on for improving individual standings and as only seconds separated the top competitors on corrected time, most the leaders have extended their advantage and gone on to claim the class title. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Normal service resumed to finish Raceweek on high note...
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Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 19th: Overnight the SW trade wind returned and much to everyone's delight, the last day of racing started on time and two races were held to complete the series. What looked very bleak at the start of the regatta, turn the fan up a notch or two and all is forgotten. Warming up to the occasion, the two TP52's have staged a close battle and Ben Copely is pleased with the Kodo crew, after winning the last race from Peter Ahern's syndicated Oi! by thirty seconds, on their first outing in anger. Some leaders in other classes have extended their lead, while others have juggled the places and fought over the podium places. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery


Multihull Solutions Regatta - Victory for Hurricane, Twin Sharks & Star Fruit
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Goto AY Race Report 3 & SummaryJuly 12th: The Easterly breeze moderated to the low teens and everyone that could, ventured out for the final showdown. All eyes were on the battle between Alan Carwardine's Stealth 11.8m Asia Catamarans Hurricane and Mick Coleman's sister ship Java, for the Racing Multi's (OMR) title. With four wins on the board, John Newnham's Twin Sharks skippered by Brent Gribble had all but wrapped up the Firefly 850 Sports title and eager to get on with the job. A couple Corsair Pulse 600 trimaran's continued with there exhibition event and Tatiana Bogatyzova's Lagoon 380 Star Fruit continued to rotate as the sole entrant in the Open Multihull Class. Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary & AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryBesar Regatta - And the winners are Shardana & Cicak
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June 25th, Pulau Besar, Malaysia: Despite a heavy overnight downpour, the South West'ly returned stronger than ever. The decision to reverse yesterdays course, meant a tricky downwind start was required. It was also a great opportunity to photograph the yachts with spinnakers flying, in front of the Aseania Beach Resort. Everyone made quick work of the downwind leg to Pulau Hujun and the two sail reach across to Pulau Rawa. Then harden up the sheets and slog into a rolling one meter swell, all the way back to the Southern tip of Besar and a short spinnaker run to the Besar jetty finish line. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary & AY Photo Gallery

AYGP Roundup - Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady 6 crew, rule the Asian waves...
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 June 11th: After 12 Events, where 251 Skippers and 245 Yachts, contested 75 Inshore & 3 Offshore races, run over 11 months and across 6 countries, Bill Bremner and his talented Foxy Lady 6 crew, are the 1st team to retain the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year title, in the open era. Paul Winkelmann's Island Fling led the rankings, since the China Coast Regatta last year, but eventually was over hauled by Bremner's top contender, at the season ending two regattas (Top of the Gulf and Samui Regatta's). Goto June 2014-15 AYGP Round Up & News

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Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally


Starts September 5th - 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. Numbers reached 100 before the race was suspended in 1999. Entry fee covers C.A.I.T cruising permit and Ambon clearance charges. 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 http://www.darwinambonrace.com.au or email them at: info@darwinambonrace.com.au

 

Sail Maluku Rally September 16th - 20th - Sail Maluku Archipelago Rally
After the final party for the Darwin Ambon Race participants, 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 extensively after the race and had a great time at Nusa Laut, Banda and Saumlaki. Check it out at http://sailmalukuarchipelago.com/ Hellen de Lima E-mail: hellen.delima@sailmalukuarchipelago.com Phone +62-911-341257 Fax: +62-911-354952 Mobile: +62812 815 2078

 

China Coast Regatta***** October 9th - 11th - 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 Offshore Race makes a welcome return to the calendar. The NOR and SI's are at: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/chinacoastregatta.aspx or contact the RHKYC Sailing Manager Alex Johnston, E-mail Alex.Johnston@rhkyc.org.hk or Call +852 2239 0362, Fax +852 2239 0364. Goto past years 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Race Reports

Hong Kong to Hainan RaceHK to Vietnam Race details***** Starts October 15th - Biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
The biennial 656nm Category 1 Hong Kong to Vietnam Offshore Race is fast becoming another blue water classic on the Asian Calendar. The yachts will start after the CCR (See above) and usually experience lengthy downwind reaching conditions as they sail deeper into the South China Sea. They can expect large rolling seas to propel them on their way. The secret is out - Sailors that enjoy a lengthy "downhill dash" should not miss this one. Goto the 2006 2008 2011 2013 HK to Vietnam Races Race Reports

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 contact Alex Johnston, RHKYC Sailing Manager, E-mail Alex.Johnston@rhkyc.org.hk or Call +852 2239 0362, Fax +852 2239 0364. The NoR and SI's are available from http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/hkvietnamrace2015.aspx

 

China Cup International RegattaOctober 30th - November 2nd - 9th China Cup International Regatta
After the success of the inaugural China Cup International Regatta in 2007 organisers rapidly expanded the One Design Class to 30 Beneteau First 40.7 yachts. 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. The regatta kicks off with a passage race from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and followed by three days of inshore racing 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: yuna@chncup.com Telephone: 86 755 8835 3518 Fax: 86 755 8832 3928 Website: http://www.chncup.com/?lang=en Email: info@chncup.com Goto 2011 2013 2014 Race Reports

 

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November 20th - 28th - 26th 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: http://www.rmsir.com
or contact the RMSIR Organising Committee by Emailing info@rmsir.com 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

 

Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** Dec 5th - 12th - 29th 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 28 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: www.kingscup.com or contact the Regatta Secretary by E-mailing: info@kingscup.com
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta


***** January 11th - 16th - 14th Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Organised by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club this event has the pleasure of ringing in the New Year with style. It is also a bold effort to capitalise on the resounding success of previous years and is expected to go on to rival other regattas as one of the best in the region. 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: http://www.langkawiregatta.com or call the Regatta Secretariat at +6-04-9664078 or fax +6-04-9665078 or Email: office@langkawiregatta.com

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