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Ray Roberts & Team Hollywood are AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
Where did your favourite team end up in the rankings?

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Goto June AYGPNews...As widely reported, Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood came through to win the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles, for the fourth time, in the illustrious 17 year history of the AYGP Awards, at the season ending Samui Regatta.
Ray Roberts remarkable success on his TP52 Team Hollywood stems from winning all the IRC 1 races at the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, 2nd place at the China Cup, six out of nine races at the Phuket King's Cup, nine out of ten races at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, clean sweeping all eight races at the Top of the Gulf Regatta, and 2nd place at the season ending Samui Regatta, to claim the "Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia". Goto June AYGPNews...

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Whitcraft's THA72 make history with 4 Samui wins in a row
Roberts Team Hollywood AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryBy AY MultiMedia
June 1st, Koh Samui, Thailand: Surprisingly what appeared to be some semblance of wind this morning, had the sailors manning their boats and heading North to the channel between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, where a 4 to 5 knot Westerly awaited them. All eyes were on the IRC 0 class, as they jockeyed around during the pre-start. When they approached the line with less than a minute to go, Kevin & Tom Whitcraft's TP52 THA72 were cut off in their tracks and dispatched to the back of the pack. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryTOTGR - Champagne conditions to finish the regatta...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
5th May 2019: A short delay holding the yachts ashore, waiting for the SW breeze to establish itself and increase in strength. Then a rush to get to the start line and find 8 to 10 knots and the course laid and ready to go. Once again the Multihull's were dispatched on an 18nm passage race, out to Ko Rang Kwian and back. The rest of the keelboat classes on variable windward / leeward courses and the intention was to get as many races as possible, before the 1400 cut off time. The dinghy, wind surfers, Para Sailing double-handed S\V14 classes and IOM Radio Controlled Yachts also enjoyed the brisk increase in breeze and managed to run multiple races and make up for yesterdays foul conditions. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and check out the AY Photo Gallery

Victory for Misty Mountain and SI PSA 2 at Chairman's Cup...
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Goto AY Race Report 430th April 2019, Subic Bay, Philippines:
Another beautiful day to end the Chairman's Cup with. Two windward/leeward races for both the IRC and FarEast 28R One-Design Classes, was the order of the day. All the yachts were out on the race course and eager to finish off the series in grand style. Although Noel Chan's HH42 Rampage II regained some confidence after yesterdays race win, they couldn't carry it through today and by sealing the daily double in the first race, George Hackett's Mills 43 custom Misty Mountain wrapped up the IRC Class, despite not finishing the final race and relegated Rampage II to 2nd overall. Jun Avecilla's Beneteau First 36.7 Selma Star has been threatening all week to take a race win, and they finally broke through on the last race, to clinch the win by 16 seconds from Rampage II, to end up 3rd overall. Goto
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Last Race Victory For Karakoa, In SBC Showdown
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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...
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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

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

King's Cup - Final outcome decided on the water...
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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

AsianYachting Photo Library
Rank | AYGP |
1 82.5 Ray Roberts 
2 58 Fred Kinmonth
Nick Burns
3 47.5 Emerson Villena 
4 45.25 Don, Kevin & Tom Whitcraft 
5 40.75 Max Palleschi 
Rank | AYGP |
1 71.5 Team Hollywood 
2 58 Mandrake 
3 45.25 THA72 
4 40.75 Prime Factor 
5 38.5 Twin Sharks 

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July 12th - 15th - Multihull Solutions Regatta
Multihull aficionados will love this one! Phuket Yacht Club's Multihull Challenge – the biggest "multihull-only" event in Asian waters, 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 Phuket Yacht Club and comprises 3 days of racing. Registration on Friday evening and followed by six races - Saturday (2), Sunday (2) and Monday (2) with evening parties at the yacht club, overlooking Ao Chalong bay. General Enquiries and further details at PYC Website Browse the 2010 2011 2014 2015 2017 AY Race Reports and action packed 2017 Photo Gallery
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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

***** July 17th - 21st - 16th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
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. 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 2019-20 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: Goto AY Regatta Reports & Photo Galleries 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 events


Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally

August Start - 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. C.A.I.T cruising permit has been abolished and replaced with easy online port clearances. 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 or email them at:


Western Circuit Sailing Regatta August 17th, 18th & 24th - 22nd 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 is the premier big boat regatta on the Singapore racing scene. This edition features six classes: IRC A & B, One Design J-24 & SB20, Club Racer, Windsurfers including the ever popular
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: or contact PH +65 68280328 Fax:+65 68280323 Goto AY Regatta Reports & Photo Galleries 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2001


China Coast Regatta***** October 11th - 13th - 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 Race makes a welcome return to the calendar. The NOR, SI's and entries are Here or contact by E-mail or Call +852 2239 0395. Goto past years 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Race Reports

Hong Kong to Vietnam RaceHK to Vietnam Race details***** Starts October 16th - Biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
The biennial 656nm Category 1 Hong Kong to Vietnam Offshore Race has become another blue water classic on the Asian Calendar. The yachts will start after the China Coast Regatta and crews 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 2015 2017 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 E-mail RHKYC Race Office or Call +852 2239 0395.

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