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Normal service resumed at Samui Regatta
By AY MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 3May 25th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Overnight the blustery, stormy weather mellowed down and by the morning assembly, a gentle 8 to 10 knot South Westerly greeted the sailors. This enabled PRO Ross Chisholm to venture around to the North of Samui and include the popular island courses into the days program. IRC 0 & 1 started with a windward/leeward race, then joined the Cruisers on a passage race to Ko Phangan and around marks in the Strait between the islands, before returning to the Samui finish line. Although the sky remained overcast, the breeze picked up and turned into a photographers delight, as the yachts jumped off the waves, with the rocky island in the backdrop. After hurried repairs, all the yachts were back on the race course and ready to fight another day. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 3

Goto AY Race Report 2Samui Regatta - Racing between the storm cells
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May 24th, Koh Samui, Thailand: For most of the time the threatening South Westerly forecast averages between 12 to 15 knots and the sky is heavily overcast. It's when the dark clouds build up over the hills and storm cells descend over the course, that anything up to 30knots and the sea state is quickly whipped up into a frenzy, that boat breaking conditions, can be experienced. The fleet were held ashore under postponement as the storm passed over, then made their way out to the race course. PRO Ross Chisholm timed the races between the storms and continued with two windward/leeward races, for safety reasons to keep everyone in the same vicinity. Some sails were rushed to Pattaya and Hong Kong for overnight repairs, while Team Ulumulu were repairing the boom, Black Baza and Moon Shadow remained on their moorings and did not compete. Goto AY Race Report 2

Black Baza wins AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year titles...
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Goto May AYGP NewsMay 10th 2016: Coming into the Top of the Gulf Regatta, Mick Tilden's syndicated Beneteau 44.7 Fujin and Ray Roberts TP52 Millenium Racing, had a chance to improve their ranking and come within striking distance or even draw level with run away leader, Steve Manning/Anthony Root's Ker 42 Black Baza. Both boats were out sailed, scoring only one race win and settled in the bridesmaid role, making it a very low scoring event, that has effectively ruled them, out of contention for the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year titles. Even if they score big at the season ending Samui Regatta showdown, coming up in 10 days time. However this will not diminish their eagerness to compete in the classiest fleet lineup in Asia, as they still have a chance of finishing the season, higher up the rankings. Goto May AYGP News...

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryTOTGR - Grand slam accomplished in all classes
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
04th May 2016: Amazing, in 17 years of covering yacht racing, we have never experienced a situation where all the class winners have wrapped up the series, with one day to spare. Consistent SW wind in the high teens all week, meant the crew work had to be spot on with the procedures, as one little mistake could loose several places and never be recovered. Also some crews are not suited to the breeze strength in body weight or experience. If you looked at the entry list and class break down before the regatta began, one most probably would have predicted the eventual winners to be on the podium, but not all. The winners are all top racing teams campaigning in the Asian region and firing off a warning signal to the teams fronting up at the season ending Samui Regatta in a couple weeks time. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

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Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryCommodore's Cup - Victory for EFG Mandrake and Selma Star
By AY MultiMedia
1st April 2016, Subic Bay, Philippines:
It might be April Fools day, but on Subic Bay the serious business of wrapping up the Commodore's Cup was on everyone's mind. The starts were fiercely contested, as the final race results, would determine the overall winner. The early start, to stay in the NE'ly trade wind, worked well and although the wind strength hovered around 8 to 10 knots, two windward/leeward races were completed for the Racing Class and one short Point to Point race for the Cruising Class. By 1300, everyone was back onshore and packing up the boat. Not only has it been an up and down week wind wise, but close racing, a contentious protest, getting caught in the wind shadow of bigger boats, only seconds separating the finishers and lady luck has juggled the placing's, to rely on these final races to crown the overall winner. Goto
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RCSR Report 6 - Black Baza comes flying home...
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Goto RCSR Report 62200 - 26th March 2016: Overnight the fleet came marching home in the Rolex China Sea Race. As the small pressure system that caused a disturbance to the leading runners yesterday, moved further East, it generated a favourable North Westerly flow, down the Luzon coast for the mid fleet runners to sail a direct course to Subic Bay with speed. Anthony Root / Steve Manning's Ker 42 Black Baza has set a cracking pace during the crossing and by finishing at 01:50, win the China Sea Race Trophy in the overall IRC stakes and the IRC 1 Class title. By taking the outside track and avoiding the wind hole, Philip Turner / Duncan Hine's Reichel/Pugh 66 Alive claimed line honours and set a new race record in the process, to hold onto 2nd place overall and win the IRC 0 Class title. Goto RCSR Report 6

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryBoracay Cup - Centennial III survives protest and wins on count back
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04:03:2016 Boracay, Philippines: After three days of racing, it all came down to a two race shootout on the final day. When we left off yesterday, Ernesto Echauz's TP52 Standard Insurance Centennial III held a slender one point lead over Ray Ordoveza's Excel 53 Karakoa and Sam Chan's TP52 Freefire was on a comeback, after being disqualified the day before. The two TP52's have been going head to head, while Karakoa consistently picked up podium places from the back of the fleet. The stage was set for a final day showdown and although the prevailing North Easterly breeze, mellowed down in the mid teens, the sun was out and shades of blue filled the camera lens. Some jockeying around for the first start but "All Clear" came over the radio waves and it was on. Being the fifth race of the series the "Drop Race" came into play and further narrowed in the overall score line. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 4 & Summary

Neptune Regatta - Victory for Windsikher II and Kaze in final shootout...
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Goto AY Race Report 6, 7 & Summary13:02:2016 Nongsa Marina, Batam, Indonesia: With only one point separating first and second places in the IRC Racing Class, the final windward/leeward races in Batam would determine the overall winner. A similar situation existed in the Multihull Racing Class were Graham Horn's Jaza Too and Xavier Glenard / Damien Geoffray's Kaze, have traded first and second places and all hinged on the final return race from Karas Besar. An early start and good reaching conditions up the Bintan Strait, saw them all home and packing up by mid afternoon. Two windward/leeward races for the IRC Racers in 13 to 16 knots and a lumpy seaway, sealed the deal for Sarab Singh's Welbourn 52 Windsikher II, to make it four regatta wins in a row, on the new ride. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 6, 7 & Summary

RLIR - No wind puts an end to the regatta at the bar...
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Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary16:01:2016 Langkawi, Malaysia: I knew there was trouble as soon as the alarm clock rang and it was still dark. It may have been set to early, until I realised it was raining and heavily overcast. We couldn't work out why the weather forecast was so dismal yesterday, as it didn't mention heavily laden rain clouds and now we know why. Wisely PRO Simon James hoisted the postponement flag and kept the fleet ashore, while the race committee scouted around looking for wind. Two to three knots one minute, then changing direction and speed at the next radio call. The bar opened and quenched the crews thirst, as they waited and waited and waited... Eventually the call came at 1300 hrs that there will be no racing today and the previous days results will stand as the final result. An anticlimax for the classes, where only one point separated the winners and podium places, as they were waiting for at least one more chance to fight it out, but alas it was not meant to be... Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

Everyone is a winner at Phuket King's Cup
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary12th December 2015: It was all aboard and head out to the start line, for the final rounds of this years regatta. Luckily the weather prediction was wrong and a light North Easterly covered both courses and built up to 12 knots, for racing to start on time and the full schedule of races completed. Several classes had run away winners, but all eyes were on the IRC Racing classes for the final show down to decide the podium places. Some skippers were a bit nervous at the start line, but when the horn sounded, they quickly forgot about it and became serious about tactics and concentrated on the wind instruments. Two races were held in most classes, until the race officers called it a day and returned to Kata Beach, to prepare for the Royal Awards Ceremony and celebrate a great week of sailing. Goto action packed images posted in the AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

RMSIR - New name on Raja Muda Cup - Sarab Singh Windsikher II
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 628th 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

Goto daily AY & RHKYC Press Releases...Black Baza claims handicap honours on first offshore race
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19th O
ctober 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
Goto RHKYC daily press releasesAfter 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
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 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

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Come celebrate the 15th 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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Jointly organised by Changi Sailing Club and Aseania Beach Resort on Pulau Besar off the East coast on Malaysia, the CSC@Besar Regatta is the newest regatta on the block. After Custom clearance at Changi Sailing Club, participating yachts begin a 100nm passage race for cruising and racing class yachts from CSC to Pulau Besar on the East coast of Malaysia. Customs and Immigration will be at Pulau Besar upon arrival and departure. One day to rest, then three days of  passage racing, around nearby Islands before returning to Singapore the following weekend. More details contact Edwin at Changi Sailing Club at: enquiry@csc.org.sg Tel:+65 65452876 Check out the 2014 2015 AY Race Reports and the windy 2015 Photo Gallery

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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 2015 AY Race Reports and action packed 2015 Photo Gallery
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