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Goto Last AsianYachting News & ViewsRapid advances in ICT connectivity, over the past few years and multiple choices on how to receive your daily news fix, has resulted in discontinuing the monthly AY News & Views. Now everyone has mobile devices, with app's to chat, search, photo and watch live videos. As most major yachting events and many sailors are our friends on Social Media, we are now posting daily news updates, on our AY MultiMedia sites Facebook - Marty Rijkuris - AsianYachting Grand Prix - Asian Yachting Group - LinkedIn and Twitter. This will allow us to concentrate on the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) News and generating daily media coverage, at major racing events in Asia. The complete AY News & Views Archive has been compiled and can be found Here... If your sailing feats, may have been mentioned over the last 20 years, Search the entire AY Website. Goto the Last AY News & Views...

Goto March AYGP NewsBlack Baza sets 2016-17 AYGP benchmark...
By AY MultiMedia
March 6th 2017: By convincingly winning the IRC 2 class, at the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup, Anthony Root and Steve Manning's, Ker Custom 42 downwind flyer, Black Baza has contested six AYGP scoring regattas and lay down 65.5 points as the 2016-17 benchmark, to beat this season. At the same stage last season, they had 71.25 points to their advantage and went on to win the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Low scoring and less yachts entering regattas this season, has resulted in 2nd placed Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly and 3rd placed Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake II having the only mathematical chance to topple Black Baza. They both have two full scoring regattas to complete their six regatta tally, from the remaining four point scoring events, HK to San Fernando Race - Commodore's Cup - Top of the Gulf and Samui Regatta. Goto March AYGP News...

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Victory for Centennial III, Black Baza and Bella Uno
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Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary24:02:2017 Boracay, Philippines: On the final day, the NE wind increased to 26knots and crews experienced extended surfing rides and consequently incurred some damage in the process. The crucial first race, would determine the overall class winners and the second race would settle the podium places. A man overboard picked up by another competitor, a spinnaker wrap so tight that took them completely off the course, some damaged sails and equipment, resulted in a very depleted fleet line up for the second race. This didn't stop the yachts still competing, to give up in any way and by continuing to apply the pressure have gained valuable places. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

Neptune Regatta - Its over, the winners are Kaze, Grand Lux & Lady Bubbly
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

AY Race Reports 4, 5, 6, 7 & Summary04:02:2017 Batam, Indonesia: An early start for the 50nm leg from Pulau Benan back to Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island. After exiting the narrows, a rolling start was executed for the multihull class and a little further on for the combined monohull classes. After last nights rain storm, the breeze returned to the North West, at around 10 knots and initially the yachts made good time towards the Karas Besar timing gate. In this region the breeze is known to take a siesta at midday, so the race committee decided to shorten the course at the Loban gate and get everyone back in time for the final dinner and prize presentation party. The Multihull and Cruising classes were already decided and the Premier Cruisers had one last strike out for the title. Goto AY Race Reports 4, 5, 6, 7 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 3 & SummaryVictory for Discover Sailing Asia & Quarterdeck
By AY MultiMedia
January 21st, Batam, Indonesia: The 15 to 18 knot North Easterly, generated a one meter swell, that provided sailors with lots of fun and games, to finish the regatta. Scattered showers didn't deter them, from surfing their way downwind and leaping forward upwind. Several broaches, broken equipment and a collision were recorded but most were repaired and continued on to complete four races. The dinghy's were at it again and the radio controlled boats completed a series of races from the beach, in front of Nongsa Point Marina & Resort. Also a well attended seminar by government officials, regatta organisers and marina developers 'Developing Yachting Tourism in Asean' was held in conjunction with the regatta in the Sapura Room. Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary Check out the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryRLIR - Wind Gods deliver a Happy Ending...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

14:01:2017 Langkawi, Malaysia: As we motored to the coastal course area, you could comb your hair, in the reflection of the mirror like water surface. A wind line appeared to the North East and slowly made its way to the course area. When it increased to 5 knots, the patiently waiting race committee, quickly dropped the marks and got racing underway. As the yachts streamed across the finish line, the North flowing current grew stronger and the breeze faded to barely 3 knots. PRO Simon James decided to call it a day and sent the sailors back to the marina, to pack up their rides and get ready for the final gala dinner and prize presentation party. The regatta has been plagued by light wind, with one full day cancelled due to no wind, but the 'Wind Gods' have blessed the fleet over the last two days. Keeping the party going and delivered a happy ending to all participants, wherever they were placed. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and catch all the action in the AY Photo Gallery

PKCR - The winners go marching home
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
10th December 2016: After two hours waiting for the wind to increase and settle in direction, racing finally got underway in light 5 to 7 knots Northerly. The final race did not produce any thrills and spills, like the first two days but will be remembered for the contrasting spinnaker colours, clear blue sky and sparkling sea back drop, as the yachts circulated on a tight windward / leeward course. Expectations were high as many skippers wanted to make that one last leap for glory but in most cases the conditions prevented it from happening. The strong current also played a part in judging lay lines and produced crowded mark rounding's that interrupted proceedings. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryRMSIR - Windsikher II defends Raja Muda Cup
Zuhal first Malaysian team to win Jugra Cup

By AsianYachting MultiMedia
26th Nov 2016: Despite a long week on the water and some classes already decided, everyone was out for the final showdown on Bass Harbour and cast this 27th edition in pewter. Overnight a new set of courses for the cruising classes, were devised by PRO Jerry Rollin, to finish the boats before the wind dies in the afternoon. Anticipation was in the air, as crews went about their pre-start drills and the countdown began. A 10 to 12 knot North Easterly, propelled all classes briskly away and on time. All eyes were on the IRC classes and they did not disappoint, as they circulated on windward/leeward courses. Close encounters between Sarab Singh's Welbourn 52 Windsikher II and Kevin Whitcraft's TP52 THA 72, in front of the tightly packed "Flying 40's", picking wind shifts and coercing their rides along, were the orders of the day. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 6 & Summary

Goto RHKYC Race Reports...HK Hainan Race - Overall victory to Black Baza...
By RHKYC Media
5th November 1400hrs: After the arrival of Scallywag at 12:51:52 yesterday and their record breaking sail and Line Honours win of 23h 31m 52s, the next boat to arrive was Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire. She sailed across the line at 20:19:54 cementing her position as 1st in IRC Racer 0 and 2nd in IRC Racer Overall. After FreeFire and ahead of the other TP52 last night was Anthony Roots’ Ker Custom 42 Black Baza finishing at 23:09:54; giving her the win in IRC Racer Overall and the win her division IRC Racer 1. Black Baza has added this to her previous wins in IRC overall in the 2016 Rolex China Sea Race and the 2015 Hong Kong to Vietnam Race! Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

China Cup - Wanhang Longcheer crushes it again in China
By CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Sunday 30 October 2016, Shenzhen, China: They said that the level of competition in the Beneteau 40.7 fleet has never been tougher, yet Wanhang Longcheer won the 10th China Cup International Regatta by a country mile. Of the 10 divisions racing in Shenzhen, the 25-strong Beneteau 40.7 attracts the most international entries and is widely considered the most competitive.
Last year Steve McConaghy and his Australian/Chinese crew on Wanghang Longcheer had to match race Emirates Team New Zealand on the final day of competition. This time helmsman Seve Jarvin, multiple world champion in the 18ft skiff, steered the boat to another inch-perfect start off the busy start line and in the light 6 to 7 knot breeze Wanhang sailed away to win the first race of the day. With scores of 2,1,1,1, McConaghy and Co. were able to sit out the final heat and sailed back to the race village for an early pack-up and a well-earned Tsingtao beer. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 4 & Summary

Goto Daily Race ReportsCCR - Zannekin, Mandrake, Hero Racing & Dexter II are winners
By RHKYC Media
24:10:2016: Day 3 of the Volvo China Coast Regatta kicked off with racing east of Tung Lung Chau. With the north easterly breeze at 6-8 knots, it was decided to send the entire fleet on a windward leeward for the first race of the day. The shorter Q1 course with two laps was chosen to make sure boats had ample time to finish and then continue to an islands race. IRC Racer 0, 1 and IRC Premier Cruiser were sent on a 6.6nm course with 1.65nm mile legs. Race 5 for IRC Racer 0 was the first start at 1030hrs. A moment after the start, the individual recall was signaled. Ker 46 Zannekin, fearing they were marginally over the line, came back at once, but it was actually the TP52 FreeFire who was already a distance away from the start line who was early. Goto Daily Race Reports

Goto AY Race Report 4CPHPRW - Wind god gives up the ghost...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 24th: Despite three days of fickle weather and lengthy delays, racing still went ahead and a total of four races have been completed. The early morning drizzle and breathless conditions produced a glassy sea state today and despite the race committee searching for wind, nothing that was sailable could be found and the final day of racing had to be cancelled. Everyone thanked PRO Simon James and his team for their tireless work in difficult circumstances and the regatta organisers and friendly Cape Panwa Hotel staff for keeping the party going and producing a positive attitude. This amazing turnaround means yesterdays results will stand as final overall results. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Steve Manning & Anthony Root crowned AYGP Skippers of the Year
By AY MultiMedia
Goto June AYGP News Roundup
June 1st 2016: New names, Steve Manning/Anthony Root Ker 42 Black Baza have been added to the “hardest sports trophy to win in Asia” and proudly appears on racing crews CV's, these days. Despite their disastrous outing at the season ending Samui Regatta, they won outright all the blue water classics - Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, Rolex China Sea Race, and the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Cup, in the same season. Second places at the China Coast Regatta on their racing debut and the Commodore's Cup in the Philippines plus fourth place at Malaysian Raja Muda Regatta, has scored them enough points to be crowned the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year. Goto June AYGP News Roundup

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April 12th Start - ***** 40th Biennial San Fernando Race
The San Fernando Race is organised by RHKYC on alternate years, to La Union province in the Philippines. Billed as "Fun in the Sun" the 480nm race is rated Category 1 Offshore, takes place over the Easter long weekend. The Subic Bay Commodore's Cup (See below) will take place on the following week, to coincide with the yachts arriving from Hong Kong. Full details will be made available at: http://www.sanfernandorace.com For further enquiries E-mail or call +852 2239 0395, Go to 2001 and 2003 2009 2011 2013 2015 San Fernando Race Reports

 


Goto Commodores Cup Regatta***** April 19th - 23rd - 10th Commodore's Cup
The Subic Sailing (SAGS) Club pays tribute to the Commodores and Sailing Ambassadors who help promote the sport of yacht racing in the Philippines, with 4 days of inshore racing under the banner of the Commodores’ Cup in Subic Bay. Also the Flying 15's. Optimist & Streaker classes will conduct a series in cooperation with Watercraft Ventures Corp., The Lighthouse Marina Resort and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association. Being a superb natural harbour protected from the China Sea, Subic Bay is an ideal spot to have a yachting experience. At Subic Bay Freeport there is the large marina with facilities for pulling out yachts if required. Many hotels and restaurants, and the Filipinos’ legendary hospitality provide a welcome for visiting crews. For more info Email Race Secretariat – Pen Floren Avila josephine_floren@yahoo.com or visit their Facebook site. Go to the 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Race Reports and the AY Photo Gallerys' 2014
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Goto Top of the Gulf Regatta ***** May 4th - 8th - 13th 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: info@topofthegulfregatta.com and annual sailing events held from Ocean Marina at: www.topofthegulfregatta.com 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  

 

Goto Samui Regatta***** May 20th - 27th - 16th Samui Regatta
Come celebrate the 16th 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: http://www.samuiregatta.com/ Regattas.asia have officially taken over the management of the regatta and can be contacted by E-mailing: ksr@regattas.asia 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 2015-16 AYGP Microsite2016/17 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 AYGP Championships

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

***** July 19th - 23rd - 14th 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 2017-18 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 2015 2016 events.

 

China Coast Regatta***** October 13th - 15th - 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 and SI's are at: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/chinacoastregatta.aspx 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 Race Reports

Hong Kong to Hainan RaceHK to Vietnam Race details***** Starts October 18th - Biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
The biennial 656nm Category 1 Hong Kong to Vietnam Offshore Race has become another blue water classic and the longest race 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 2015 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 by E-mailing or Call +852 2239 0395. The NoR, SI's & Entry List are available from http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/

 

China Cup International RegattaOctober 26th - 29th - 11th China Cup International Regatta
After the success of the inaugural China Cup International Regatta in 2007 organisers rapidly expanded the One Design Class to 30 Beneteau First 40.7 yachts. More classes have been included so expect intense competition this year in Daya Bay off Shenzhen, China. An extravaganza of social and cultural events are held during the event. The regatta kicks off with a passage race from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and followed by three days of inshore racing in and around the territorial waters in Shenzhen's Daya Bay. Sponsorship of boats/teams in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design division is permitted and organisers expect 'stronger challengers and more countries represented. For enquires concerning boat charter, costs, entry and advertising please contact: yuna@chncup.com Telephone: 86 755 8835 3518 Fax: 86 755 8832 3928 Website: http://www.chncup.com/?lang=en Email: info@chncup.com Goto 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 Race Reports & Photo Gallery

 




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