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Positioning is everything in the AYGP Rankings...
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Goto Feb AYGP NewsFeb 18th 2019: By winning four races at the Nongsa Neptune Regatta and scoring 14 points in the six boat Cruising Class, John Inglis Boers Ron Holland 44 Sangaree becomes the "Highest AYGP Scorer" at the regatta and enter the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings, in a respectable 44th place, out of 270 Skippers scored this season. Although Jonathan Mahony HYD 42 Zanzibar also won 4 races, but having only two yachts in the IRC Class, they low score with 8 points and enter in equal 99th place with 21 other Skippers. Both Xavier Glenard / Damien Geoffray's Kaze and Scott McCook / Alice Lim's Abracadeborah Too, scored 12 points and immediately slot into 56th place with 6 other skippers. Goto Feb AYGP News...

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Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryEveryone's a winner on the Neptune Regatta...
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09:02:2019 Nongsa Point Marina, Indonesia: All crews were just as keen as on Day 1 to get racing, on the final 45nm Passage Race back to Nongsa Point Marina from Pulau Mubut. Even a late luff by Jonathan Mahony HYD 42 Zanzibar, pushed Max Palleschi's IOR Farr 40 Prime Factor over the start line and was recalled. For once the current was with the yachts up the Bintan Strait and although it is a long slog up the Strait, they made good progress and finished early, with enough time to get unpacked, tidy the boat up and ready for the final Gala Dinner and Prize Giving ceremony, in the evening. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary plus the complete AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary Waka Tere claims their 3rd Nongsa Regatta title...
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January 27th, Batam, Indonesia: What a way to finish a regatta. Pumping 20 knot North Easterly, blue sky and warm sunny conditions, often described as T-Shirt and shorts sailing weather. Although there have been many equipment failures over the three days of racing, these have been sent to test the sailors resilience and sailing gear. That is precisely why they cross the Strait to experience these conditions, as they are not available in Singapore. Although Kurt Metzger's Nelson 10 Waka Tere, was sitting in the box seat, three more windward/ leeward races to finish the regatta, were scheduled and judging by the earlier races, anything could happen and usually does. Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary plus check out the AY Photo Gallery

Goto January AYGP NewsRay Roberts extends lead in the AYGP Rankings...
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Jan 16th 2019: After scoring a whopping 19 points at the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta, Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood became the "Highest AYGP Scorer" at the regatta, and also extends their lead in the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings, over the 2017-18 Champions, Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake III by 20.5 points, with 5 regattas to go, before the prestigious 2018-19 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year are awarded. They both have competed on 4 point scoring events this season and further progress will depend on which of the remaining 5 events they compete in. Despite low scoring with only 3 entries in the Multihull Class, John Newnham Firefly 850 Sports Twin Sharks and Dan Fidock’s Moore 36 Fugazi climb up into 3rd and 4th respectively and are still within reach of the leaders. Goto January AYGP News...

RLIR - Ray Roberts wins Prime Ministers Challenge Trophy for 7th time...
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Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary12:01:2019 Langkawi, Malaysia: Although the North Easterly has moderated since yesterday, two point to point races were conducted in Bass Harbour, for all classes, except the Sports boats and produced a wonderful and climatic end to the regatta. Some boats were carrying wounds from earlier races and once the first race results were announced, decided to call it a day, as they couldn't improve their placing's. Quite often this regatta has had its light moments but this year the average breeze strength, must be in the mid teens and although some damage must be expected almost everyone has enjoyed the outing and blasted in the sailors New Year, in Royal style. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and browse some of the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY - RSHYR Updates... RSHYR - Turner’s dream comes Alive
By Rupert Guinness, RSHYR media
For Phillip Turner the dream of winning the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race began “five or six years ago” when he was watching the finish and suddenly thought: “I’d like to win that one day.”
On Sunday that dream became real for Turner, a retired professional gambler, when his yacht Alive was formally declared the overall winner of this year’s race and he received the Tattersall Cup from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Commodore, Paul Billingham. However, as he prepared to accept one of the world’s most prestigious offshore racing awards, Turner was still coming to terms with his success, saying: “It still hasn’t sunk in.” He also admits to being “introverted,” and that he doesn’t “like all the attention” that comes with winning. Full race coverage go to AY - RSHYR Updates...

King's Cup - Final outcome decided on the water...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary8th December 2018: After the disappointment of canceling racing yesterday, the ENE'ly returned and produced a full day of racing, to settle the regatta on the water. The IRC classes completed a quick windward/leeward race, then embarked on a passage race, around the islands, to finish off with. The cruising classes completed three races and it was noted after the first race, in most cases, there were some changes at the top of the order and the results of the second race, would decide the overall winner and podium places. This is the best way to finish the regatta and yachts that are suited to 12 to 15 knots of breeze, took advantage of the situation and came through to take the honours. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and catch some of the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryRMSIR - It's all over and winners take a bow...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
24th Nov 2018: Once again the wind played havoc with the race committee trying to get the starts away. Despite bringing the start time earlier to 1100hrs, the building NE trade wind looked promising but the start sequence had to be aborted in the last minute, as the breeze decided to call it quits. After an hours delay, there was enough wind to send the Multihull, IRC 4, Cruising and Cruising Classic classes, down the harbour on a passage race, around some of the 99 picturesque islands that make up Langkawi. PRO Jerry Rollin then moved the start line up the harbour and laid a true windward/leeward course, in front of Kua town, for the IRC 1 and Premier Cruisers, to perform their final shootout. Goto
AY Race Report 6 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 5China Cup - Longcheer wins back the China Cup
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Monday 12th November 2018, Shenzhen, China: Wanhang Longcheer has won back the Beneteau 40.7 trophy at the 12th China Cup, after losing out to Yiihua-Pocket Emirates Team New Zealand a year ago. Steve McConaghy suffered a stressful few hours in the morning wondering if he was going to have to defend a slender two-point lead from fellow Australian Ray Roberts. But the wind never materialised and final-day racing was cancelled for the 108-boat fleet. A string of perfect bullets delivered easy victory in the ASAF Keel Boat class for Emerson Villena and his Philippine Sailing Association-Standard Insurance Team and in doing so became the 'Highest
AYGP Scorer' at the China Cup and enter the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings in a respectable 6th place. Goto AY Race Report 5 and CCIR Photo Gallery

Goto RHKYC Race ReportsMills 41 Ambush takes the IRC Overall Win!
By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

20:10:2018: Second to arrive in Sanya, Hainan (after Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste) and claiming Monohull Line Honours was Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire. FreeFire arrived on Friday night at 20h 15m 40s HK time, with an elapsed time of 32h 55m 40s. Sam Chan is the only owner to have a version of FreeFiretake part in every edition of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race. Racing into Sanya shortly after was Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor’s Mills 41 Ambush, arriving at 22h 34min 54s HK time and taking the IRC Overall win! Goto RHKYC Race Reports

2018 China Coast Regatta - Day 3 Wrap Up...
Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports..By RHKYC Media
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell
13:10:2018: Another superb day of excellent conditions; 15kts, sunshine and blue skies for the final races of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s China Coast Regatta 2018. Racing got away smoothly with all IRC Racer and HKPN divisions sailing one windward / leeward and one islands course ranging in distance from 10 to 16.5nm. The islands course took the fleet on a beat towards a windward mark and reaching to an ocean mark before rounding Beaufort or Sung Kong and finishing off Bluff Head near Stanley. Goto 2018 CCR Race Reports..

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryAll over bar the shouting...
Victory for Team Hollywood, Phoenix, BeauX Esprit, Blade Runner IX,
Twin Sharks & Pixalux Blue

By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 23rd Cape Panwa: As the breeze was still up in the mid teens and everyone eager to go on the final day of racing, PRO Simon James selected courses to suit the classes and complete the 8 race regatta schedule. A quick windward/leeward race for the big boats, followed by a long passage race outside Koh Hae, down to Koh Maton and finish in front of the Cape Panwa Hotel. Although in most classes the outright winners have been decided, the order for podium places were open for the taking and settled in a last day shootout. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and capture the action in the complete AY Photo Gallery

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Rank | AYGP |
1 61.5 Ray Roberts 
2 41 Fred Kinmonth
Nick Burns
3 38.5 John Newnham 
4 37.25 Dan Fidock 
5 34.75 Max Palleschi 
Rank | AYGP |
1 50.5 Team Hollywood 
2 41 Mandrake 
3 38.5 Twin Sharks 
4 37.25 Fugazi 
5 34.75 Prime Factor 

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Subic Bay Int Regatta*****  February 22nd - March 2nd - Subic Bay International Regatta
Incorperating the 200nm Subic Bay Around Verde Island Passage Race and the Subic Bay Cup in Subic. Building onto the success of the one design FarEast 28 class available for charter to National teams, for Match & Fleet racing between 24th Feb to Mar 2nd. As the SEA Games are coming up in November this is an excellent opportunity to test the waters. This event is now the 2018-19 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 Race Reports and Photo Gallery

Goto Chairman's Cup ***** April 26th - 30th - Chairman's Cup
The Chairman’s Cup Regatta replaces the Commodores' Cup and will take the place after the inaugural Hong Kong to Puerto Galera Yacht Race. This 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 who is also the 1st woman to hold the distinguished position, is Atty. Wilma “Amy” T. Eisma and supports Subic Bay becoming the 'Home of Sailing'. Currently the Subic Sailing Club is considering a feeder race that will encourage participating boats from Hong Kong to 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


Goto Top of the Gulf Regatta ***** April 30th - May 5th - 15th 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 Coronation Cup and timed to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej of Thailand. A wide range of offshore yachts will be racing alongside dinghies and beach cats plus the Optimist Champion of Thailand will be crowned here. 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 and AY Photo Gallery 


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Come celebrate the 18th 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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