All the AY News, Views and Race Reports can be found Here...

10th China Cup to celebrate in fine style...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report... 25th October: By far the largest big boat regatta held in China each year, the organisers have once again attracted a large international cast of racing teams and garnered significant global sailing influence, in the process. The entry list, has over 130 yachts, from 38 different countries, covering all the continents. Racing Teams from East and South East Asian nations, including Japan, are joined by specialised teams from the UK, Canada, Sweden, France, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Russia. The diverse range of yachts for charter, has attracted several dealer racing teams from all over the world, to come together, for some highly charged one-design racing, in an exotic Asian location. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report...

Goto Daily Race ReportsCCR - Zannekin, Mandrake, Hero Racing & Dexter II are winners
By RHKYC Media
24:10:2016: Day 3 of the Volvo China Coast Regatta kicked off with racing east of Tung Lung Chau. With the north easterly breeze at 6-8 knots, it was decided to send the entire fleet on a windward leeward for the first race of the day. The shorter Q1 course with two laps was chosen to make sure boats had ample time to finish and then continue to an islands race. IRC Racer 0, 1 and IRC Premier Cruiser were sent on a 6.6nm course with 1.65nm mile legs. Race 5 for IRC Racer 0 was the first start at 1030hrs. A moment after the start, the individual recall was signaled. Ker 46 Zannekin, fearing they were marginally over the line, came back at once, but it was actually the TP52 FreeFire who was already a distance away from the start line who was early. Goto Daily Race Reports

Black Baza ready to defend AYGP title...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto October AYGP News...October 18th 2016: The reigning AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year title holders, Steve Manning and Anthony Root's Ker 42 Black Baza, have repaired the mast damage from the season ending Samui Regatta and conducted another round of boat optimisation, to be ready to defend the title. Between the two skippers and crew, including an Olympic gold medallist, America’s Cup and Volvo veterans, anticipate entering most the AYGP Point scoring events on the racing calendar, starting with the Volvo China Coast Regatta and Hong Kong to Hainan Race. Root added "We are also aware that talent doesn’t always translate into results, but hard work, determination and team spirit are the main keys to success." Goto October AYGP News...

Eight Bells for the King of Sailing
Our d
eepest condolences go to the Royal Family and to the people of Thailand following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej after a long battle with ill health. To get an insight into the gold medal winning, Thai King's exemplary sailing history and contribution to the sport in Thailand, has been compiled by Duncan Worthington from Marine Scene Asia Here... What a legend and the reason why, HM will sail on in our hearts forever...

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (64), will succeed his father, as King Rama X after the mourning period. While the sailing world is waiting for news, on how this will effect the Phuket King's Cup, Royal Patronage and Protocol, scheduled to be held from December 4th to 10th.

Online Now! October AY News & Views - 200th News & Views, inspired by Rio Paralympics - World Records & Unluckiest Sailors of the Month Click Here...

Paralympics - Spectacular final in Flamengo Beach thriller
By Richard Aspland - World Sailing
Goto Rio 2016 Paralympic RoundupSeptember 17th 2016: In a finale fitting on the setting, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition came to a spectacular close with the medals decided in front of a sell-out crowd lining the shores of Flamengo Beach. Racing on the Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) race course, onlookers were treated to a thrilling climax in which some medals were settled by just seconds. After 11 races under the backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, the stakes were high for a chosen few sailors who had the opportunity to grab a Paralympic medal. But while some would feel the elation, some would inevitable miss out. The final gold to be decided went to France's Damien Seguin who joined Australia's Two Person and Three Person teams who wrapped up the gold the previous day. Goto Rio 2016 Paralympic Roundup & Photo Gallery

Goto Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing RoundupRio 2016 Sailing - That's a wrap
By World Sailing & Andy Rice
August 18th 2016: Over the past two weeks we've witnessed some of the world's greatest sailors compete in Rio. With full hearts and great pride we congratulate them on their achievements. Creating an Olympic Games highlight moment with impact is the mission of the Medal Race. After a series of 10 to 12 races, the top ten in each event advanced to a double-point, non-discard race. A lifetime of effort is put to the test. Who can stare down pressure and be triumphant, and who would get swallowed whole by the moment? Goto Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Roundup & Photo Gallery...

Goto AY Race Report 4CPHPRW - Wind god gives up the ghost...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 24th: Despite three days of fickle weather and lengthy delays, racing still went ahead and a total of four races have been completed. The early morning drizzle and breathless conditions produced a glassy sea state today and despite the race committee searching for wind, nothing that was sailable could be found and the final day of racing had to be cancelled. Everyone thanked PRO Simon James and his team for their tireless work in difficult circumstances and the regatta organisers and friendly Cape Panwa Hotel staff for keeping the party going and producing a positive attitude. This amazing turnaround means yesterdays results will stand as final overall results. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Steve Manning & Anthony Root crowned AYGP Skippers of the Year
By AY MultiMedia
Goto June AYGP News Roundup
June 1st 2016: New names, Steve Manning/Anthony Root Ker 42 Black Baza have been added to the “hardest sports trophy to win in Asia” and proudly appears on racing crews CV's, these days. Despite their disastrous outing at the season ending Samui Regatta, they won outright all the blue water classics - Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, Rolex China Sea Race, and the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Cup, in the same season. Second places at the China Coast Regatta on their racing debut and the Commodore's Cup in the Philippines plus fourth place at Malaysian Raja Muda Regatta, has scored them enough points to be crowned the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year. Goto June AYGP News Roundup


AsianYachting Photo Library

AsianYachting News & Views
October 2016
AY Circulation List
To receive the emailed News & Views

Rank | AYGP |
1 13 Alan Carwadine 
1 13 John Newnham 
3 12 Scott Bradley 
3 12 Niels Degenkolw 
3 12 Jim Ellis 
Rank | AYGP |
1 13 Hurricane 
1 13 Twin Sharks 
3 12 Emagine 
3 12 Phoenix 
3 12 Remington 
Coming Events
Goto full AsianYachting Calendar

2016/17 AsianYachting Calendar
***** denotes an AsianYachting Grand Prix Event

China Coast Regatta***** October 22nd - 24th - 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 Hainan Offshore Race makes a welcome return to the calendar. The NOR and SI's are at: or contact by E-mail or Call +852 2239 0391. Goto past years 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Race Reports

China Cup International RegattaOctober 26th - 30th - 10th 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: Telephone: 86 755 8835 3518 Fax: 86 755 8832 3928 Website: Email: Goto 2011 2013 2014 2015 Race Reports & Photo Gallery


Hong Kong to Hainan Race***** November 3rd start - Biennial Hainan Race
Biennial HK to Hainan RaceBy 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 26hrs, set in 2014 by Karl Kwok's TP52 Team Beau Geste with 25hrs 54mins 33secs 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 contact, RHKYC Sailing Manager, Ailsa Angus at or (t) +852 2239 0395 The NoR and SI's are available from


Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November 18th - 26th - 27th 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


Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** Dec 3rd - 10th - 30th 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 30 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:
Goto past AY Race Reports and Summary 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015 


Royal Langkawi International Regatta

***** January 9th - 14th - 15th 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: or call the Regatta Secretariat at +6-04-9664078 or fax +6-04-9665078 or Email:

Browse the inaugural AY 2003 Race Reports 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 and summary


Goto Nongsa RegattaJanuary 18th - 22nd - 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, for this new regatta, held entirely from Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island, Indonesia. In conjunction with the big boat racing, there will also be one day of Traditional Kolek racing and two days of Stand Up Paddleboard / Radio Control Yachts and Dinghy classes racing. For further information on Nongsa Regatta / Marina / CIQP contact: Prakash Reddy, 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.

Inaugural Neptune Regatta ***** January 28th - February 4th - 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. Jerry Rollin (Principle Race Officer) and Alex “Ferret” Voss (Regatta Director) will be conducting the racing which is endorsed by the Indonesia Sailing Federation. Full details: Email: Phone (+65) 9111 0399. Goto
AY Race Reports & Photo Galleries 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016


More ........
Introduction to Sailing
Course Dates:

enroll now!!

Featured Brokerage

Goto Airplay RAW 30 carbon trimaran

Airplay RAW 30 carbon trimaran

Goto 48ft Flybridge Motorsailor Catamaran

Ever thought about, sailing off into the sunset?
This 48ft Flybridge Motorsailor Catamaran, is built for Tropical living, very safe and comfortable even in the Open Ocean, is the boat for you. Go Here...

Capt Marty

AY MultiMedia

NOW Showing on
AY MultiMedia

Goto MarineScene.Asia for video coverage
AYGP Media Partner

Goto AY Sailing Collection
AY Channel

Weekly Roundup World on Water


AsianYachting Ventures Sdn. Bhd. (Co. No. 627106-T)
A 308 PD Perdana Condo Resort, Jln Pantai, 71050, Pt Dickson, Malaysia
Tel: 6 06 6477701 Email:

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Yachting at