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Goto AY Race Report 2Ragamuffin 90 shatters Subic to Boracay Race Record
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02:02:2015 Boracay, Philippines: Taking only 14hrs 23mins 17secs, Syd Fischer's Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 skippered by David Witt, crossed the finish line at 04:23:17, early Sunday morning, on the 220 nautical mile race. This shaves a whopping 4hrs 29mins 15secs from the previous record set by Frank Pong's Custom Dibley 75 Jelik back in 2013. Fifteen yachts set off at noon on Saturday from Subic Bay in fantastic downwind conditions. Ragamuffin 90 with its crew of 14, led the fleet out of Subic Bay, where they dropped their spinnakers, turned left and enjoyed fast reaching conditions down through the Verde Island Passage. Then a fast 20 knot run for the last 70 miles to the Boracay finish line. Frank Pong's Jelik finished at 06:14:01 bettering the record time they set in 2013. All the regular competitors have recorded their fastest race times to Boracay. Goto AY Race Report 2

King Neptune can rest in peace for another year
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Goto AY Race Reports 5, 6 & Summary21:02:2015
A fresh North Easterly returned for the final leg from Karas Besar back to Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island. Close hauled all the way, with a couple of tacks across the Riau Strait, before freeing off to round the Northern tip of Batam leading to the finish line. The racing classes made quick work of the leg and were safely berthed in the marina by mid afternoon and ready for the final presentation party and dinner. Class winners are Fujin - Racing, Kaze 3 - Multihull Racing, Nirvana 8 - Multihull Cruising, Windancer - Cruising, Alfa Nero - Motor Yacht and Ratu Henry Neptune award. Goto AY Photo Gallery and
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Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryIan Williams WMRT & Monsoon Cup Champion
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Danga Bay, Johor (Feb 14th): On a light and patchy race course, Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew, Gerry Mitchell (mainsheet), Mal Parker (trimmer), Chris Main (pit and tactics) and Graeme Spence (bowman), held on for a nail biting downwind finish, to win the third and final race of their Monsoon Cup Semi Final against Eric Monnin (Team SailBox). In doing so, they wrapped up the 2014-15 World Match Racing Tour championship, for a record breaking 5th time. "Feels fantastic and the crew must be thanked for their great effort" said Williams during the onboard interview just after crossing the finish line.Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary

Half way mark in the 2014-15 AYGP Season...
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Goto Jan AYGP Naws January 28th:
The completion of the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta (Goto Photo Gallery) brings us to the half way point of the 2014-15 AYGP Season and although many skippers have already laid down their mark, there is still a long way to go. Paul Winkelmann's HH42 Island Fling, has competed on all six events this season and leads the race for the 2014-15 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. Defending champion, Bill Bremner's Mills King 40 Foxy Lady 6 is rapidly closing in on them and after the RLIR is within 10 points of the leader. Having only contested four events, Bremner's Foxy Lady 6 has room for improvement, while under the "Best 6 Results to Count" system, Island Fling can only increase by increments that are better than the present regatta results on the AYGP Pointscore. Goto Jan AYGP News...

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

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.

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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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

Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, KrabiMarch 4th to 8th - 18th Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi
Formerly known as the Phang Nga Bay Regatta this regatta appeals to the serious, the not-so-serious and the not-at-all-serious 'racing' sailors will continue to run each year for 4 days, through three provinces reflected in its name. Organised by Regattas Asia in conjunction with a multitude of local sponsors and supporters. The regatta typically attracts 40 to 50 yachts each year, making it one of the biggest and most popular sailing events in Asia. Unlike most other regattas, this event takes the fleet through the spectacular scenery of Phang Nga Bay to a new anchorage each evening, holding awards parties in a wide variety of different locations. Some evening parties take place on beaches, some in high-class resorts or in local village restaurants and the participants expect to sleep on their boats. More
info, NOR, SI's & Online entry at: http://www.bayregatta.com/ or contact by E-mail: bayregatta@regattas.asia Go to past results and summary of the 2001 2003 and 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 events. 2010 Photo Gallery

 

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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

 

Goto Top of the Gulf Regatta
***** April 30th - May 4th - 11th 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

 

Goto Samui Regatta***** May 23rd - 30th - 14th Samui Regatta
Come celebrate the 14th 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 2014-15 AYGP Microsite2014/15 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
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