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Goto RHKYC Race UpdatesHK Puerto Galera Race Update 2
By RHKYC Media
April 18th 2019:
Thirteen boats are now racing towards Puerto Galera after two early retirements. The HKPN fleet which started on Tuesday have almost covered half of their 650nm sail across the South China Sea, however we are starting to see the lead yacht, Michael Ashbrook’s Jeanneau 469 Sitka’s boat speed drop on the YB Tracker as they near the rather ominous hole. The entire fleet is currently west of the rhumb line, however different tactics are coming into play from yacht to yacht. Double-handed entry Philippe Grelon’s Pogo 10.50 Decathlon Aya has taken the most westerly route along with Nicolas Cohen-Addad’s J122e Jinn who is in second position in IRC Racer 2. Goto RHKYC Race Update 2

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Goto March AYGP NewsAYGP - The Best of the Best in Asian waters...
By AY MultiMedia
March 20th 2019: Although regatta entries are generally on the decline and less boat owners are moving around, to compete on multiple events, the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings keeps rolling along. This is a unique scoring system to Asian waters, that annually grades big boat Skippers and Yachts throughout the season, into a performance based scoring system. Although the Standard Insurance Subic Bay Int. Regatta didn't produce anyone rising to the top of the rankings, it did introduce nine new Skippers and Yachts to the pointscore and some big movements in the AYGP Rankings. With five wins under their belt, Ridgely Balladares PSA 1, dominated the Far East 28R class to become the "Highest AYGP Scorer" at the SBC Regatta. Goto March AYGP News...

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Last Race Victory For Karakoa, In SBC Showdown
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary02:03:2019 Subic Bay, Philippines: By the 10:30 start time, a brisk 10 to 15 knot Easterly piped in, for the final day showdown. Geoff Hill's Smith 72 Antipodes skippered by Richard Hudson and Ray Ordoveza's Excel 53 Karakoa, were tied on 8 points, accumulated from the same race placing's. A two mile windward/leeward course for the Racing Class and .8 for the one design Far East 28R class, saw them underway, with a close but clear start. Karakoa in the middle of the line and Antipodes at the pin end. Maria Vidoeira's Subic Sailing were first to raise the spinnaker on the Far East 28R course, closely followed by Ridgely Balladares PSA 1. By the top mark Antipodes, Karakoa and George Hackett's Mills 43 custom Misty Mountain had established the order and forging ahead choosing their angles, on the downwind leg. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and check out the action in the AY Photo Gallery.

Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryEveryone's a winner on the Neptune Regatta...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

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

RLIR - Ray Roberts wins Prime Ministers Challenge Trophy for 7th time...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

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

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
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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 
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2 41 Mandrake 
3 38.5 Twin Sharks 
4 37.25 Fugazi 
5 34.75 Prime Factor 

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Starts April 16th - Hong Kong to Puerto Galera Yacht Race
The 1st edition of the Hong Kong to Puerto Galera Yacht Race is a classic 650nm Category 1 passage race and the longest race in the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's portfolio of offshore races. This race starts in Hong Kong on April 16th and 17th and crosses the South China Sea, to the azure, tropical waters of the Philippines and expected to finish on Easter Sunday, April 21. Currently the Subic Sailing Club is considering a feeder race, to encourage participating boats from Hong Kong for another four days of inshore racing, at the renamed Chairman's Cup (See below), before heading back to Hong Kong. For further details browse the Website or E-mail RHKYC Race Office or Call +852 2239 0395.

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 


Goto Samui Regatta***** May 25th - June 1st - 18th Samui Regatta
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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Goto AYGP Microsite 2018/19 AY GP Championship
This is were the AsianYachting Skipper and Yacht of the Year is awarded the AY Trophy, don the traditional navy blue blazer and enjoy champagne celebrations at the combined Koh Samui gala dinner and prize giving evening, held on the splendid lawn setting in front of the Centara Grand Beach Resort on Chewang Beach, that marks the end of the season. Check out the progress Browse the 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 AYGP Championships

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