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Frenz Emperor News - Keep the cement mixers going...
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Goto June 2015 - Frenz Emperor News18 June 2015: On the annual flying visit to Pulau Tioman and checking out the progress, Abdul Ghafar (Afai's) family, have made building the Frenz Emperor Resort & Spa. When we left in July last year, form work had begun on a 2-story pier head building and shore side, huge foundations for a 2-story octagon restaurant with private suites on the top floor, were underway. Nine luxurious chalets, each with its own panoramic sea view, were undergoing a make over, with swimming pool and spas being added, were nearing completion. This year, the intricate concrete stairways and walkways, linking all the chalets with the beach, have been tiled with slate and three new chalets are in the building process, making the line-up, 12 hand crafted chalets in total by opening day. Goto June 2015 - Frenz Emperor News and 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...
Goto June 2014-15 AYGP Round Up & News By AY MultiMedia
 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

And the winners are Windsikher II, Jessandra II and El Coyote
Bill Bremner & Foxy Lady 6 crowned AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year

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Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryMay 30th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Once again, the race committee had to contend with light, variable wind and glassy patches before they could safely lay the course and get racing underway. To keep themselves amused, some crews tried wake boarding behind the boat or swinging around from the main halyard before taking a dip. Eventually the Easterly strengthened to a steady 5 knots and everyone swung into action before it faded for the final showdown. The likelihood that there would only be one race, was on everyone's mind and the top contenders were ready and willing to give their best shot at the title. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

TOTGR - Difficult conditions require patience to succeed...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
4th May 2015: ThGoto AY Race Report 4 & Summarye conditions over four days of racing, contained many highs and lows, which required patience and persistence to succeed. Today was no different and after waiting for the breeze to increase, racing got underway on a whim and prayer, that the direction and wind speed would last. The crews that consistently scored well, have their heads out of the boat, looking for wind shifts and choosing the right way to go. After a successful windward/leeward race, the IRC Racers and Multihull's joined the Cruising Class on a short passage race, to finish up the program. Aussie Scott Duncanson and Kingdom Properties captured their sixth victory and won the 20th Coronation Cup with one race to go, plus become the first team to defend the title in the process. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary & AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryCommodore's Cup - Victory for Centennial III, Selma Star & Alexa
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11th April 2015 Subic Bay, Philippines: The gusty Easterly has been blowing all week and although a little lighter today, it did not disappoint and successfully rounded off the regatta. Two windward/leeward races for the IRC classes and another passage race for the Cruising Class, was their last chance to improve their standings and decide which step on the podium to stand on. Once again the spirited pre-start maneuvering provided the entertainment on the start boat and ultimately the race result and overall placings. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and 2015 Photo Gallery

San Fernando Race - Overall IRC honours goes to OneSails Racing
By RHKYC PR & Media
Goto RHKYC Press ReleasesApril 4th: With three boats left on the water, Ray Roberts OneSails Racing is confirmed as the IRC Overall winner of the rerouted San Fernando Race 2015 after a 330nm challenge which Roberts described as “pleasant conditions but tactically very difficult because of the challenging weather”. The TP52 was just 21 minutes away from ‘doing the double’ and claiming line honours, but had to cede that title to Geoff Hill's Antipodes. The remaining boats in the fleet still had their own divisional honours to contest, with Ambush claiming IRC Racer 1 and Whiskey Jack annihilating the opposition in IRC Racer 2, winning on the water and with nearly 6 hours to spare on corrected time. Xena performed the same feat in IRC Premier, beating Sea Monkey into second place by over eight hours on corrected time. Goto RHKYC Press Releases

Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryJelik & Mandrake win Boracay Cup & Centennial lll the combined trophy
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

06:03:2015 Boracay, Philippines: With the overall stakes hanging in the balance, the final day of racing turned into a feisty affair. Sunny, blue sky and 20 to 24 knot North Easterly blowing, the stage was set for some close racing and the competitors did not disappoint. As the big boats crammed in at the boat end of the start line, Geoff Hill's Custom Smith 72 Antipodes, made a daring lunge in front of Ernesto Echauz's TP52 Standard Insurance Centennial III and nearly ended up in the back of the start boat. To leeward Frank Pong's Custom Dibley 75 Jelik was holding the lay line as Antipodes barged in above them and the situation ended with all boats, including Ray Ordoveza's Excel 53 Karakoa at the pin end, over the line as the horn sounded. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary and the AY Photo Gallery

King Neptune can rest in peace for another year
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Goto AY Race Reports 5, 6 & Summary21:02:2015
A fresh North Easterly returned for the final leg from Karas Besar back to Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island. Close hauled all the way, with a couple of tacks across the Riau Strait, before freeing off to round the Northern tip of Batam leading to the finish line. The racing classes made quick work of the leg and were safely berthed in the marina by mid afternoon and ready for the final presentation party and dinner. Class winners are Fujin - Racing, Kaze 3 - Multihull Racing, Nirvana 8 - Multihull Cruising, Windancer - Cruising, Alfa Nero - Motor Yacht and Ratu Henry Neptune award. Goto AY Photo Gallery and
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Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryIan Williams WMRT & Monsoon Cup Champion
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Danga Bay, Johor (Feb 14th): On a light and patchy race course, Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew, Gerry Mitchell (mainsheet), Mal Parker (trimmer), Chris Main (pit and tactics) and Graeme Spence (bowman), held on for a nail biting downwind finish, to win the third and final race of their Monsoon Cup Semi Final against Eric Monnin (Team SailBox). In doing so, they wrapped up the 2014-15 World Match Racing Tour championship, for a record breaking 5th time. "Feels fantastic and the crew must be thanked for their great effort" said Williams during the onboard interview just after crossing the finish line.Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary

Goto AY Race Report 5RLIR - Clean sweep for Oi!, Foxy Lady 6 & Mata Hari
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17:01:2015 Langkawi, Malaysia: Although the North Easterly eased off to 10-15 knots, the race committee took the opportunity to complete the 10 race schedule for the IRC, Sportsboat and Multihull classes. Two more races for the Club Cruiser and Ocean Rover classes, rounded off their series with 8 passage races. Despite having some clear class winners, everyone was back out on the water, to contest the final races and there was no let up in getting one over the leader before the regatta ended. Once again Bass Harbour turned on all its splendor to finish up in spectacular style. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryKing's Cup - Viva la Phuket King's Cup...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
06 Dec 2014: Although the winner in most classes was already decided, the battle continued with the remaining podium places in the balance and the all important 'Bragging Rights' for the rest of the year. Despite the heavy storm last night and dark clouds forming over the island, there was wind coming from the South East and after it stabilised, the PRO"s on both courses released the fleet on its merry way. Like cream always rising to the top, the leaders quickly established their supremacy and the others desperately wanting to knock them back a notch or two, before closing time. Most classes had two races to settle the score, before preparing for the Royal Awards Ceremony and prize presentation at the Kata Beach Resort & Spa and home of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta, for the last 16 years. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

RMSIR ends in a storm and some carnage...
Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryBy AsianYachting MultiMedia
22nd Nov 2014: The day started with a mild North Easterly blowing down the harbour and ended when a storm cell ascended from the South, and swung the breeze around, then increased to 20 plus knots and pelted down with rain. On the racing course, Neil Pryde's Welbourn 52 Hi Fi lost valuable time when they became entangled with the windward mark anchor line and low and behold, Nick Burns/Fred Kinmonth's new Sydney GTS43 EFG Bank Mandrake did the same on the second round. Those unprepared when the storm hit, ended with shredded spinnakers flying horizontally from the masthead and/or trawling in the water with embarrassing red faced crew. Others that were prepared, hankered down and experienced very fast two sail reaching and invariably won their respective classes. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary  Goto AY Photo Gallery

Goto Race ReportsIsland Fling claims Overall Handicap Honours...
By RHKYC Media
17 October 1810hrs: Island fling has finished at 18:20:18, giving her half an hour to spare in her bid to win IRC Overall from Team Beau Geste. EFG Bank Mandrake will be the next boat home, expected at around 0100hrs, followed by Krampus, Tipsy Easy, Sell Side Dream and Surfdude, who is now closing on on Tipsy Easy and Sell Side Dream - if she can catch them, it will be quite a performance from the Millenium 45.
Team Beau Geste takes line honours, IRC Racer 0 & smashes race record
It took just under 26 hours for Team Beau Geste to finish the 380nm Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race, smashing FreeFire’s 2012 record for a shorter route by 2h 49m and 21s and setting a new benchmark of 25h 54m 33s. Given the fantastic force 5-6 north easterly which blew throughout the race, it may be some time before this time is bettered. Goto Race Reports

Goto Daily Race ReportsAudi China Coast Regatta - Final Day 3
By RHKYC Media

12 October 2014: The wind gods resumed normal service this morning with a 10-12kt north easterly across the Lamma patch, allowing RO Inge Strompf-Jepsen to set a three lap 1.3nm windward leeward for the Racer 0 boats and a two lap 1nm course for all other divisions. After an extremely close race, using both sides of the course, the first boat to cross the line was Signal 8, only five seconds ahead of Island Fling, however it was Elektra which corrected out to first in Racer 1. In Racer 2, Mojito took the gun with Whiskey Jack taking the IRC honours, and Jelik took another bullet for Racer 0, but had to settle for third on IRC behind OneSails Racing and Team Beau Geste. The next race the committee boat could only watch as Jelik stalled and then slowly picked up speed to finish with a bullet, followed closely by Team Beau Geste and OneSails Racing. Ray Roberts sealed his third China Coast Regatta title with another win on handicap. Goto Daily Race Reports Here...


CPHPR - Barmy tropics interrupts racing but persistence pays off
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 20th: After a two days of superb sailing conditions, the South Westerly flow deserted us yesterday and racing was completely abandoned. It didn't look any better this morning and after another lengthy wait, miraculously a light South Easterly appeared on the horizon, which was just enough for PRO Simon James to get racing underway. The Multihull, Cruiser and Classics started first and were dispatched to seaward on a two island passage race. Then the IRC Racers on a short windward/ leeward course. No racing yesterday, virtually ensured the run away class leaders overall victory. It didn't have the excitement of a final race showdown but none the less everyone was keen to get going again and make the most of the last day of racing. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

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July 10th - 12th - Multihull Solutions Regatta
Multihull aficionados will love this one! Ao Chalong Yacht Club's Multihull Challenge – the biggest "multihull-only" event in the Asia-Pacific, attracted 20 entries last year and is a perfect feeder event for Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek to be contested on the very same waters, the following week. The event is hosted by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club and comprises 3 days of racing with 4 party evenings. Registration is on Thursday evening with a briefing on Friday at ACYC prior to the first scheduled warning signal the next morning. This is followed by a program of six races - Friday (2), Saturday (2) and Sunday (2) with evening parties at the AC Yacht Club premises overlooking Ao Chalong bay. Clubhouse Telephone: +66 (0) 85 249 0823 1844 General Enquiries Email: secretary@acyc.asia Full details on their website: http://acyc.asia/ Browse the 2010 2011 2014 AY Race Reports and action packed 2014 Photo Gallery
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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

***** July 15th - 19th - 12th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
Media Business Services Co., Ltd. have taken over the reigns as rights holder and organiser. This event takes place off Phuket’s south east coast during the 'Green Season' and is one of the challenging regattas of the season. The Title Sponsor and Host Venue, Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel continue on with the signature ‘one regatta, one venue’ format. Online registration opens with a very special offer for "Early Bird" entries. During four days of racing, competitors can experience anything from dead calms to sailing straight into the blustery teeth of the SW monsoon. Combine this with four nights of grand waterside parties, free-flow of drinks and sumptuous food, crews can expect action on and off the water. Local sailors always look forward to this event, as it wipes away last years results and kick starts the 2015-16 AsianYachting Grand Prix with a clean sheet. Amongst the IRC racers there will also be classes for charter yachts, out and out cruisers plus corporate boats can be arranged to entertain sponsors. Check them out at: http://www.phuketraceweek.com Goto AY Regatta Reports 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 events.

 

Sail Indonesia website July 25th Start - Sail Indonesia
This event is progressively turning South East Asian waters into a world class cruising destination. Recent editions are a collaborative effort to promote the navigational route from Darwin, Australia, through the Indonesian archipelago ending up in Singapore. The rally starts in Darwin and this year during the following three months all participants are invited to participate in a linked series of Events and Cultural Festivals at the different stopovers across Indonesia on the islands of Timor, Banda, Lembata, Wakatobi, Flores, Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Borneo, Belitung and finally on to Batam or Bintan just south of Singapore. Participants will be able to see some of the more remote, interesting and less developed parts of Indonesia as you cross the country often away from the well worn tourist areas. Sail Indonesia has attracted over one hundred entrants (three months before starting) so get in early. Yachts will enjoy many benefits including the obligatory CAIT (Cruising permit for Indonesia), swift port clearances and Gala celebrations in Darwin and selected Indonesian ports plus cultural visits to neighboring island villages along the way. Described by past participants as "Too much fun, very helpful and an informative introduction to sailing through Indonesia". A wealth of information and local knowledge can be found http://www.sailindonesia.net/ or email them at: mail@sailindonesia.net Past Rally Reports 2004 2005 2006

 

Western Circuit Sailing Regatta August 15th 16th & 22nd - 18th Western Circuit Sailing Regatta
All aboard for 3 days of sailing action over 2 weekends in front of Raffles Marina on Singapore's west coast. This event is co-organised by Raffles Marina and Singapore Management University (SMU) and one of the premier regattas on the Singapore racing scene. This edition features six classes: IRC A & B, One Design J-24 & SB20, Club Racer, Beach Catamarans including the ever popular One Meter Radio Controlled boats
and Singapore Sailability Access 2.3 dinghy's. Racing gets underway with three windward/leeward races (weather permitting). The IRC fleet will again be contesting for the SMU President's Cup. More at: http://www.westerncircuit.com/ or contact PH +65 68280328 Fax:+65 68280323 Goto AY Regatta Reports 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2001

 

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

 

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.chinacoastraceweek.com 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.chinacoastraceweek.com

 




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