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Goto AY Race Report 5RLIR - Clean sweep for Oi!, Foxy Lady 6 & Mata Hari
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17:01:2015 Langkawi, Malaysia: Although the North Easterly eased off to 10-15 knots, the race committee took the opportunity to complete the 10 race schedule for the IRC, Sportsboat and Multihull classes. Two more races for the Club Cruiser and Ocean Rover classes, rounded off their series with 8 passage races. Despite having some clear class winners, everyone was back out on the water, to contest the final races and there was no let up in getting one over the leader before the regatta ended. Once again Bass Harbour turned on all its splendor to finish up in spectacular style. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

New Year action in Jan AY News & Views
Goto Jan AY News & ViewsFirst cab of the rank is the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta (Jan 12th -17th) and an excellent opportunity to begin the New Year sailing celebrations in grand style. The race for the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, resumes with gusto and is followed by the Neptune Regatta (Feb 14th - 21st) strategically placed over the Chinese New Year break. In between these events, the revitalised 21st Singapore Straits Regatta (Jan 27th - 31st) will feature big boat racing, both in Indonesia and Singapore. Over the causeway in Johor Baru, the final event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour takes place on February 10th - 14th and the 2014 champion will be crowned. Plus we are looking forward to the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series recommencing in Singapore on the 5th February. All this and more International news, World records and Unluckiest Sailors of the Month Here...

Wild Oats XI claims line honours & Wild Rose Handicap victory
Goto Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014Wild Oats XI has claimed a historic eighth line honours win at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. After a dramatic start, the leading yachts powered their way out of Sydney Harbour. As they turned South into a building headwind with reefed mainsails and small headsails, the battle between Comanche and Wild Oats XI continued in earnest. The next morning a ridge crossed the fleet and Wild Oats took advantage of the light breeze to open up a 40nm lead. Despite clawing their way back to within 10 miles, Wild Oats XI finished in 2d 2h 3m 26s, leaving Comanche 49 minutes 18 seconds adrift in second place and ruing their light wind performance. Meanwhile the small boats at the back of the fleet were staging their own battle in favourable conditions for the handicap honours. Despite broaching and an almighty chinese gybe in 30 knots which broke the steering cables and repaired in a rolling seaway (See video), Roger Hickman and his crew on the 29-year-old Farr 43 Wild Rose went on to claim the IRC handicap honours in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Full coverage, photos, videos, results and more on CYCA - Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 website.

New records set, in AYGP title race...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto December AYGP News...December 12th: While Paul Winkelmann’s JV42, Island Fling is off to a flying start, in the race for the 2014-15 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, this has not deterred fellow competitors, from making a run at the title and setting some new records in the process. Although Bill Bremner's Mills King 40 Foxy Lady 6, nine regatta AYGP winning streak, came to an end at the King's Cup, this is a very unique record in itself. No racing team has ever won so many regattas in a row, and will be firmly etched into the record books for all to see. Despite only contesting three events, compared to Island Fling's five regattas, Bremner's FL6 holds onto second place, only 18 points of the pace and are setting their sights on successfully defending the 2014-15 AYGP title. Goto December AYGP News...

Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryKing's Cup - Viva la Phuket King's Cup...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
06 Dec 2014: Although the winner in most classes was already decided, the battle continued with the remaining podium places in the balance and the all important 'Bragging Rights' for the rest of the year. Despite the heavy storm last night and dark clouds forming over the island, there was wind coming from the South East and after it stabilised, the PRO"s on both courses released the fleet on its merry way. Like cream always rising to the top, the leaders quickly established their supremacy and the others desperately wanting to knock them back a notch or two, before closing time. Most classes had two races to settle the score, before preparing for the Royal Awards Ceremony and prize presentation at the Kata Beach Resort & Spa and home of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta, for the last 16 years. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

RMSIR ends in a storm and some carnage...
Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryBy AsianYachting MultiMedia
22nd Nov 2014: The day started with a mild North Easterly blowing down the harbour and ended when a storm cell ascended from the South, and swung the breeze around, then increased to 20 plus knots and pelted down with rain. On the racing course, Neil Pryde's Welbourn 52 Hi Fi lost valuable time when they became entangled with the windward mark anchor line and low and behold, Nick Burns/Fred Kinmonth's new Sydney GTS43 EFG Bank Mandrake did the same on the second round. Those unprepared when the storm hit, ended with shredded spinnakers flying horizontally from the masthead and/or trawling in the water with embarrassing red faced crew. Others that were prepared, hankered down and experienced very fast two sail reaching and invariably won their respective classes. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary  Goto AY Photo Gallery

China Cup - Three-way gunfight to determine winners
Goto: AY Race Report 4 & SummaryBy AsianYachting MultiMedia - CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Monday, 27th October, Shenzhen, China: With Vatti Sailing (2012 winner) and Vanke Longcheer (2013 winner) tied on 11 points at the top of the leaderboard, and Beijing Sailing Center (2011 winner) just a point behind in third place, all eyes were on the crucial start sequence today. Vanke Longcheer chose the favoured pin end, with Vatti Sailing mid-line and Beijing Sailing Center, held up in the second row. As they made their way along the course, Vanke Longcheer seemed to be heading for a light patch, while Vatti Sailing were forced to tack away and dip the boat behind, while Beijing Sailing Center struggled in bad air from the yachts in front. The passage course took them out to nearby islands and back, which would ultimately determine the winner in this hotly contested class. Goto:
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Goto Race ReportsIsland Fling claims Overall Handicap Honours...
By RHKYC Media
17 October 1810hrs: Island fling has finished at 18:20:18, giving her half an hour to spare in her bid to win IRC Overall from Team Beau Geste. EFG Bank Mandrake will be the next boat home, expected at around 0100hrs, followed by Krampus, Tipsy Easy, Sell Side Dream and Surfdude, who is now closing on on Tipsy Easy and Sell Side Dream - if she can catch them, it will be quite a performance from the Millenium 45.
Team Beau Geste takes line honours, IRC Racer 0 & smashes race record
It took just under 26 hours for Team Beau Geste to finish the 380nm Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race, smashing FreeFire’s 2012 record for a shorter route by 2h 49m and 21s and setting a new benchmark of 25h 54m 33s. Given the fantastic force 5-6 north easterly which blew throughout the race, it may be some time before this time is bettered. Goto Race Reports

Goto Daily Race ReportsAudi China Coast Regatta - Final Day 3
By RHKYC Media

12 October 2014: The wind gods resumed normal service this morning with a 10-12kt north easterly across the Lamma patch, allowing RO Inge Strompf-Jepsen to set a three lap 1.3nm windward leeward for the Racer 0 boats and a two lap 1nm course for all other divisions. After an extremely close race, using both sides of the course, the first boat to cross the line was Signal 8, only five seconds ahead of Island Fling, however it was Elektra which corrected out to first in Racer 1. In Racer 2, Mojito took the gun with Whiskey Jack taking the IRC honours, and Jelik took another bullet for Racer 0, but had to settle for third on IRC behind OneSails Racing and Team Beau Geste. The next race the committee boat could only watch as Jelik stalled and then slowly picked up speed to finish with a bullet, followed closely by Team Beau Geste and OneSails Racing. Ray Roberts sealed his third China Coast Regatta title with another win on handicap. Goto Daily Race Reports Here...


CPHPR - Barmy tropics interrupts racing but persistence pays off
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 20th: After a two days of superb sailing conditions, the South Westerly flow deserted us yesterday and racing was completely abandoned. It didn't look any better this morning and after another lengthy wait, miraculously a light South Easterly appeared on the horizon, which was just enough for PRO Simon James to get racing underway. The Multihull, Cruiser and Classics started first and were dispatched to seaward on a two island passage race. Then the IRC Racers on a short windward/ leeward course. No racing yesterday, virtually ensured the run away class leaders overall victory. It didn't have the excitement of a final race showdown but none the less everyone was keen to get going again and make the most of the last day of racing. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

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Rank | AYGP |
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1 69.25 Paul F. Winkelmann 
2 59 Bill Bremner 
3 34.25 Karl Kwok 
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5 33 Alan Carwadine 
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2 59 Foxy Lady VI 
3 42.5 Hurricane 
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5 34 EFG Mandrake (Sydney GTS43) 
 
 
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Singapore Straits Regatta January 27th - 31st - 21st Singapore Straits Regatta
Held in a late January time slot, as the NE Monsoon winds is expected to have set in and produce excellent sailing conditions. The regatta is a SingaporeSailing event, together with local yacht clubs and marinas on both sides of the Strait as stakeholders. One15 Marina Club on Sentosa Island plays host and a racing program is being devised in Singapore and Indonesian waters. Foreign yachts are required to complete documentation for ‘Green Book’ and Sailing Permit to sail in Indonesian (Riau) waters by early January. Also individual Visa Fees are payable on arrival in Batam. Four days of racing and three nights of entertainment are scheduled and will cap of a unique visit to Batam, which some sailors describe as the 'Center of the Universe'. This event also marks the conclusion of the three nations S.E.A. Perpetual Cup Series where the winner is awarded the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy. More info, NOR and crewing positions can be found at http://www.straitsregatta.com Email: secretariat@straitsregatta.com or Changi Sailing Club at: enquiry@csc.org.sg Tel +65 6545 2876 Fax +65 6542 4235 Goto past AY Race Reports and Summary 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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Extreme Sailing Series

February 5th - 8th - Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore
For the third successive year, Singapore supported by venue partner, Aberdeen Asset Management, will host the opening Act starting on 5 February.  It will be the fourth time the Extreme 40s have raced in Singapore, racing within the confines of the ultimate city-centre stadium on the world-famous Marina Bay. Each day is a mix of corporate sailing races, giving VIP guests and media a chance to get out on the water and experience the Extreme 40 and then the real action of the Extreme Sailing Series racing itself — although there will still be ‘fifth man’ guests on board, expect the sailors to take no prisoners in the fiercely competitive races. Things will step up yet another gear for the final race of each event, which counts for double points! Check out the action at: http://www.extremesailingseries.com/

 

Got World Match Racing Tour February 10th - 14th - Monsoon Cup Johor, Malaysia
Goto Monsoon Cup Organisers of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia - the final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour – have confirmed the 10th Anniversary of the event will also be staged at a new venue Country Garden, Danga Bay in Johor, the southern most state of Malaysia. So keep your eyes on: http://www.wmrt.com/ for progress on the Tour and local Monsoon Cup news at: http://www.monsooncup.com.my All enquiries contact: Phone: +603 7954 2204 Email info@monsooncup.com.my Past AY Race Reports 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

 

Inaugural Neptune Regatta ***** February 15th - 21st - Neptune Regatta
Billed as the World's only sailing regatta and motor yacht rally that centers around a race to the equator, made its debut on the AYGP last year and we welcomed Indonesia into the five star family of events. Starting at Nongsa Point Marina at Batam and sails through some pristine tropical waters down to the Equator via the Riau Islands and back. Whether its IRC racers, PY Cruisers, Multihull's or beautiful Classics, all vessels will converge on Neptune Island for some adventurous activities, good old fashioned fun with general equator crossing frivolities thrown in. On Neptune Island a fully fledged campsite with food and bar facilities is specially constructed during the regatta. Jerry Rollin (Principle Race Officer) and Alex “Ferret” Voss (Safety Officer) will be conducting the racing which is endorsed by the Indonesia Sailing Federation. Full details: http://www.neptune-regatta.com Email: info@neptune-regatta.com Phone (+65) 9111 0399.
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Subic to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup***** February 27th to March 2nd - Subic to Boracay Race
***** March 3rd - 6th - Boracay Cup
Goto Subic SailingBy popular demand the race to Boracay is on again. The Subic Bay to Boracay Race Organising Authority is the Saturday Afternoon Gentleman Sailors (SAGS) in cooperation with Lighthouse Marina Resort, Watercraft Ventures Corp, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authorities and the Provincial Government of Aklan, under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association. This is a Category 3 race (without life raft). There will be a welcome party in Subic Bay before the start. Following the 200 mile offshore run from Subic Bay, the Boracay Cup gets underway with four days of Windward/leeward and long distance races. The Governor from The Province of Aklan has donated the Perpetual Trophy for the combined winner of the Subic to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup will also score points in the AYGP Championship. More details, Notice of Race and Entry Form Email: admin@phinsailing.ph Contact Race Secretariat Pen Floren Avila josephine_floren@yahoo.com or visit: http://www.facebook.com/subicsailing. Goto AY Race Reports 2011 2012 2013 2014 and AY Photo Galleries 2012 2013  2014

Rolex China Sea Race

April 1st Start - ***** 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 about these races, contact Alex Johnston, RHKYC Sailing Manager, e-mail Alex.Johnston@rhkyc.org.hk or call +852 2239 0362, fax +852 2239 0364 Go to 2001 and 2003 2009 2011 San Fernando Reports

 

Goto Commodores Cup Regatta***** April 7th - 11th - 8th Commodore's Cup
The Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) Club pays tribute to the Commodores or 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. Preceeding the main event, the Flying 15's will conduct a series (April 5th - 7th) 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 Race Reports and the 2014 AY Photo Gallery

 




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