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2018 China Coast Regatta - Day 3 Wrap Up...
By RHKYC Media
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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 October AYGP NewsAYGP comes alive with China Coast Regatta...
By AY MultiMedia
Oct 10th 2018: After a 3 month break since Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicked off the 2018-19 AYGP Season, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's China Coast Regatta, sets sail this weekend (October 12th - 14th) and the 26th edition of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race, 390nm downwind sleigh ride, starts on October 18th. Thirty four yachts divided into six classes will go under starters orders, over three days of racing. Past AYGP winners, Frank Pong's Custom 75 Jelik and Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake III have been campaigning racing yachts for over 20 years and although they face some formidable opposition, must be considered favourites in their classes. Goto October AYGP News...

Sept AYGP News - On Sponsorship drive, let the good times roll...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto Sept AYGP NewsSept 12th 2018: Despite AsianYachting awarding the prestigious AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles for the last 16 years, we haven't managed to attract any major sponsors and told by marketing experts, that the AYGP needs more exposure throughout the 11 month season. Several ideas are being brandished around, ranging from extended media coverage and introducing the "Highest AYGP Scorer Award" at the 12 selected regattas, plus a small prize presentation during the regatta prize giving. For more go to Sept AYGP News...

Frenz Emperor & Bugis Resorts - Making your dreams come true...
By AsianYachting Multimedia

heck out the Sept 2018 Update28th Sept 2018: One of the greatest beliefs Abdul Ghafar's (Afai) has been bestowed with, is to work hard and make life better for his children, as his farther did before him. Growing up in his farther's coffee shop in Muar, Johor, he dared to dream big and for 20 years searched for suitable beach front land, in the Johor and Pahang Islands, to build a boutique resort, that blends in harmony with the natural environment. Even going so far, as to build small chalets and testing some unique building techniques, in the back yard in Muar, to overcome some of the rough terrain found on these islands. Finally in 2007 he secured a 30 plus year lease, on seven acres of prime rainforest, that fronts directly onto Pasir Cina beach on the SW coast of Tioman Island. Since then, planning and building 11 exclusive solid timber chalets and Afai's dream has been rising up delicately balanced on top of sandstone boulders and nestled under the canopy of dense rainforest. Check out the Sept 2018 Update and AY Photo Gallery

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Asian Games 2018 medals handed out...
Goto ASAF Daily Updates and Overall  ScoresBy ASAF News Editor
The final day of the 2018 Asian Games Sailing Competition dawned with a bright sunshine and the 12 Kts of wind in the Jakarta Bay greeted the 144 sailors who were hoping to close out this event on a positive note. For some the medals were almost guaranteed bar exceptional circumstances and some hung finely balanced and getting the final race today would be the last opportunity for certain sailors. Goto ASAF Daily Updates and Overall Points table Here...

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryWestern Circuit - Fun and games to finish up with...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 18th: Although the morning started with scattered showers, by the midday start time, a 10 knot SSW'ly greeted the sailors. Heavy displacement yacht skippers that prayed for stronger breeze during the week, were answered with a solid 15 knots, half way through the first race. Must be careful what you wish for, as the breeze backed to the South and came across the Johor Strait and turned into a soldiers course, with a one tack drag race upwind and follow the leader downwind. Several collisions, late spinnaker drops turned into wide mark rounding's, bad judgment in the strong incoming tide, caused several yachts to hit the top mark and interlocking top masts in the SB20 class, were only some of the incidents witnessed from the media boat. The outstanding protest from last week was dismissed and the claim for redress was also disallowed, so the fleet started the day with the same finishing order, carried over to today's final showdown. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and capture the action in the AY Photo Gallery...

It's lift-off for the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto July AYGP NewsJuly 27th 2018: With the SW'ly trade wind in the high teens, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, kicked off the 17th edition of the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) with a bang and in grand style. All 36 Skippers and Yachts buckled down in heavy going conditions, for an eight race program over 4 days and based on their overall class placing's, have scored valuable points in the AYGP Rankings. With a polished crew performance, Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood scored 8 bullets to defend the IRC 1 class title for the third time and send themselves directly to the top the annual AYGP Rankings, for an early lead in the race for the 2018-19 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Goto July AYGP News...

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

Rolling out the 17th AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards
11 Months, 12 Events, Over 330 Skippers & Yachts, Across 7 Countries
By AY MultiMedia
Goto July 2018 AYGP NewsThe main aim of the AYGP pointscore system, is to annually rank Skippers and Yachts competing at 12 selected five star AYGP point scoring events, held in East and South East Asian waters, during the 2018-19 Season. For the 17th year, the winning Skipper and Yacht will be crowned with the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Donning the Trend Fashions navy blue blazer, presented with the Perpetual AYGP Cup filled with champagne, hand crafted take home trophy at the gala Samui Regatta season ending prize presentation party. Celebrating one of the proudest moments of their racing careers, as their name is added to the “Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”, is the highlight of the AYGP season. Goto July 2018 AYGP News...

Fred Kinmonth & Nick Burns, crowned AYGP Skippers of the Year
That's a wrap for 2017-18 AYGP Season

By AY MultiMedia
Goto June AYGP NewsJune 07th 2018: Another outstanding AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) season came to a thrilling conclusion. For the first time in the 16 AYGP year history, 335 Skippers and 320 Yachts have scored points, in at least one of the 13 point scoring events, that make up the family of AYGP five star regattas/races each season. We were honoured to crown Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns, plus their mostly corinthian crew, on Mandrake III, with the 2017-18 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles and go down i n history, in the all inclusive class era, for winning six point scoring regattas in one season. Goto June AYGP News...

AsianYachting Photo Library
Rank | AYGP |
1 18 Ray Roberts 
2 17 Niels Degenkolw 
3 16 John Newnham 
3 16 Tiffany Koo 
3 16 Lowell Chang 
Rank | AYGP |
1 18 Team Hollywood 
2 17 Phoenix 
3 16 Hero Racing Team 
3 16 Dexter II 
3 16 Twin Sharks 

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Hong Kong to Hainan RaceBiennial HK to Hainan Race***** October 18th start - Biennial Hainan Race
By popular demand the Hong Kong to Hainan Island Race conducted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is back on the racing calendar. This 355nm course has been described as "A fantastic downhill slide, full of gybes" to Sanya on Hainan Island, renowned as a playground for China’s jet set. The target time for the racing fleet is to break 23hrs 31mins 52secs, set in 2016 by  Seng Huang Lee's 100ft Scallywag, as the benchmark.

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, RHKYC Sailing Manager, Ailsa Angus at or (t) +852 2239 0395 The NoR and SI's are available from Goto  2012 2014 2016 Race Reports


China Cup International Regatta***** November 8th - 12th - 12th 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 increased to four days this year, inshore racing (including long race) 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: Telephone: 86 755 8835 3518 Fax: 86 755 8832 3928 Website: Email: Goto 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Race Reports & Photo Gallery


Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November 16th - 24th - 29th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta
This annual island hoping regatta for racing class, cruisers, multihull's and classics is held along the west coast of peninsula Malaya starting from the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in Port Klang and finishing up in the legendary and Duty-Free Islands of Langkawi. Check them out at:
or contact the RMSIR Organising Committee by Emailing Come on and enjoy a bit of friendly Malaysian hospitality over 3 coastal passages combined with 4 inshore races at the stopovers. Initially designed to improve Malaysian sailors coastal navigation and develop their offshore seamanship skills further. Visiting cruisers are no strangers to overnight passage making in all conditions is expected to attract more entries to ship into Port Klang. Phone: +603 3168 6964 Fax: +603 3168 8650 View past AY Race Reports and Summary 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 


Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** December 1st - 8th - 32nd Phuket Kings Cup Regatta
Since its inception in 1987, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta has grown to become Asia's premier yachting event. Traditionally held in early December, the Regatta was first conceived to honour His Majesty the King of Thailand's 60th birthday. Now 32 years on the event has grown from strength to strength, in both size and reputation, boasting the largest gathering of keel boats, multi-hulls and traditional sailing craft annually in SE Asia. Website: or contact the Regatta Secretary by E-mailing:
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