RMSIR - New name on Raja Muda Cup - Sarab Singh Windsikher II
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
28th Nov 2015: Overnight the North Easterly realigned itself along the harbour, with 12 to 14 knots and blue sky, to bring a picture perfect conclusion to the regatta. One passage race for the Multihull and Cruising classes and two windward/leeward races for the IRC racers, for the final showdown. Several classes already had an outright winner, while others the possibility of toppling the leader and settling the podium places existed. Despite a solid week of racing and crews feeling the stress and strain, they were all back out on the water and ready to race. As the high noon starting horn sounded, it was on in earnest and the best day of racing on picturesque Bass Harbour was left to last. Goto AY Race Report 6 and AY Photo Gallery
Top ranked AYGP skippers racing on Raja Muda Regatta
By AY MultiMedia
November 12th: Scattered across the IRC Racing, Premier Cruising and Multihull classes on the Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta (RMSIR), are six of the ten top ranked skippers and yachts, in the 2015-16 AYGP pointscore. Topping the list is Steve Manning and Anthony Root's Ker 42 Black Baza, that have carefully planned their campaign, around competing on their favourite events and aiming to secure the elusive AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year title, this season. They will have to bring their best game, as they're taking on Aussie's Ray Roberts TP52 Millenium Racing and Philip Turner’s much bigger Reichel-Pugh 66 Alive, that excels in light variable conditions, expected during the regatta. Goto November AYGP News
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Wanhang Longcheer match races to victory over Emirates Team New Zealand
By AY MultiMedia - CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Monday 2 November 2015, Shenzhen, China: Wanhang Longcheer kept a close eye on Emirates Team New Zealand to secure victory in the Beneteau 40.7 fleet at the China Cup International Regatta. Aussie skipper of Longcheer Steve McConaghy was understandably delighted to have won in the 25-boat fleet, arguably the toughest competition among all nine divisions at China’s premier yachting regatta. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 4
Black Baza takes commanding lead in 2015-16 AYGP
By AY MultiMedia
October 22nd: A resounding overall victory on the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race from the IRC Racer 1 Class, plus second place at the China Coast Regatta, elevates Steve Manning and Anthony Root's, recently launched Ker 42 Black Baza, to the top of the AsianYachting Grand Prix with a 10 point lead over 2nd place. This is a remarkable effort for the yacht and talented crew, straight out of the box, against some very stiff competition. Anthony Root is no stranger to the AYGP, during the 13-14 AYGP, his Red Kite II was fighting it out at the season ending Samui Regatta, with Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady 6 for the title and narrowly missed out on the last race by half a point. Anthony vowed then, to return with a special IRC optimized yacht and teamed up with Steve Manning, to build the custom Jason Ker designed 42ft Black Baza, at McConaghy's yard in China and have launched a full on racing campaign, with an aim to secure the elusive AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year title, this season. Goto October AYGP News Summary...
Black Baza claims handicap honours on first offshore race
By AY MultiMedia & RHKYC Media
19th October 0800hrs: Although Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100 roared down the course and broke their own race record, when the spray has settled, it is Steve Manning and Anthony Root's new Ker 42 Black Baza, that has came out on top in the handicap stakes. winning both the Overall IRC and IRC Racer 1 Class. Having been launched only a couple of weeks ago, the highly optimised racer has won its first offshore race and lived up to all the earlier hype during construction. The owners are extremely proud of the achievement of both the boat and talented crew. On their first outing in Asian waters, Aussie Philip Turner’s Reichel-Pugh 66 Alive skippered by Duncan Hine, slotted into 2nd overall and won IRC Racer 0 on the downwind sleigh ride, in the 20-25 knot North Easterly. Sam Chan's TP52 Freefire clocks into 3rd overall, only ten minutes behind Alive after 57 hours of racing. Goto daily AY & RHKYC Press Releases...
Audi China Coast Regatta - Day 3
By RHKYC Media
After an islands course in a 20-25k Northerly, taking in Waglan, Sung Kong, Steep, Ninepins and Basalt, Ray Roberts on Millenium Racing lifted his third consecutive China Coast Regatta trophy with a picket fence of five wins and goes dirctly to the top of the AsianYachting Grand Prix pointscore, plus a great start to their 2015-16 racing campaign. Sam Chan’s Freefire and Frank Pong's Jelik ended 2nd & 3rd respectively. In Racer 1, Marcel Liedts’ Zannekin held off Steve Manning and Anthony Roots brand new Black Baza while in Racer 2, William Liu’s Seawolf pipped Lowell Chang’s Dexter II by two points and Rob Berkley and Gaston Chan’s Calamansi claimed Racer 3 ahead of Lady Butterfly, helmed by J.C. Broyelle. Goto RHKYC daily press releases Here...
Normal service resumed to finish Raceweek on high note...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 19th: Overnight the SW trade wind returned and much to everyone's delight, the last day of racing started on time and two races were held to complete the series. What looked very bleak at the start of the regatta, turn the fan up a notch or two and all is forgotten. Warming up to the occasion, the two TP52's have staged a close battle and Ben Copely is pleased with the Kodo crew, after winning the last race from Peter Ahern's syndicated Oi! by thirty seconds, on their first outing in anger. Some leaders in other classes have extended their lead, while others have juggled the places and fought over the podium places. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery