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Goto AY Pre-Regatta ReportHonouring the King of Sailing
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
4th December 2016: Everyone is deeply saddened by the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the beloved King of Thailand and Royal Patron of the Phuket King's Cup. The loss has been felt around the world, as His Majesty dedicated passion and energy into the sport. Although this regatta and prestigious trophy is the last one to be endorsed by Rama 9, the regatta will always honour the legacy of His Majesty and remember his achievements and contributions to sailing. Sailors are asked to respect the current mood and customs while in Thailand by adhering to the recently released Dress Code, at the Opening Ceremony on Sun 4th and Royal Prize Giving Ceremony on Sat 10th. The traditional Sail Pass will be held on Friday 9th. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report

Forging ahead in the AYGP Rankings
By AY MultiMedia
Goto Dec AYGP NewsDecember 2nd 2016: By winning all eight IRC Class 3 races at the Raja Muda Regatta, David Fuller makes a grand entrance, into 6th place on the AYGP Skipper Rankings and lifts the chartered Beneteau 44.7 Fujin up into 3rd place, in the Yacht Rankings. Six IRC Class 1 race wins, for Sarab Singh's Welbourn 52 Windsikher II launches their 2016-17 racing campaign into 8th overall, after contesting only one event. Second and third places for Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake II and Anthony Root/Steve Manning's Ker Custom 42 Black Baza respectively, brings Mandrake II to within 1.5 points of the present leader Black Baza. Both yachts have contested three regattas and have left the door open for others to score better, at coming events. Goto December AYGP News...

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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

Paralympics - Spectacular final in Flamengo Beach thriller
By Richard Aspland - World Sailing
Goto Rio 2016 Paralympic RoundupSeptember 17th 2016: In a finale fitting on the setting, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition came to a spectacular close with the medals decided in front of a sell-out crowd lining the shores of Flamengo Beach. Racing on the Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) race course, onlookers were treated to a thrilling climax in which some medals were settled by just seconds. After 11 races under the backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, the stakes were high for a chosen few sailors who had the opportunity to grab a Paralympic medal. But while some would feel the elation, some would inevitable miss out. The final gold to be decided went to France's Damien Seguin who joined Australia's Two Person and Three Person teams who wrapped up the gold the previous day. Goto Rio 2016 Paralympic Roundup & Photo Gallery

Goto Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing RoundupRio 2016 Sailing - That's a wrap
By World Sailing & Andy Rice
August 18th 2016: Over the past two weeks we've witnessed some of the world's greatest sailors compete in Rio. With full hearts and great pride we congratulate them on their achievements. Creating an Olympic Games highlight moment with impact is the mission of the Medal Race. After a series of 10 to 12 races, the top ten in each event advanced to a double-point, non-discard race. A lifetime of effort is put to the test. Who can stare down pressure and be triumphant, and who would get swallowed whole by the moment? Goto Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Roundup & Photo Gallery...

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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Rank | AYGP |
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Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** Dec 3rd - 10th - 30th 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 30 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: www.kingscup.com or contact the Regatta Secretary by E-mailing: info@kingscup.com
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta

***** January 9th - 14th - 15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Organised by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club this event has the pleasure of ringing in the New Year with style. It is also a bold effort to capitalise on the resounding success of previous years and is expected to go on to rival other regattas as one of the best in the region. The racing class contest the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy and Cruising Class the RLYC Commodore's Cup. Other IRC Classes will compete for the LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy, while the Sports Boat Class will compete for the Langkawi Sports Trophy. The Multihulls will compete for the Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup. An extensive nightly social program is also being planned. More info and NOR at: http://www.langkawiregatta.com or call the Regatta Secretariat at +6-04-9664078 or fax +6-04-9665078 or Email: office@langkawiregatta.com

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Goto Nongsa RegattaJanuary 20th - 22nd - Nongsa Regatta
Three days of racing for IRC Keelboats / Multihull's / One Design and Sports Boats, to coincide with NE Monsoon winds and clear water away from busy shipping channels, is expected to produce excellent sailing conditions, for this new regatta, held entirely from Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island, Indonesia. In conjunction with the big boat racing, there will also be one day of Traditional Kolek racing and two days of Stand Up Paddleboard / Radio Control Yachts and Dinghy classes racing. For further information on Nongsa Regatta / Marina / CIQP contact: Prakash Reddy, Marina Manager / Regatta Director by E-mailing: marina@nongsapointmarina.com or telephoning H/P: +62 811 777 8997, Office: +62 778 761 333 More info & NOR can be found on Facebook.

Inaugural Neptune Regatta ***** January 28th - February 4th - Neptune Regatta
Billed as the World's only sailing regatta and motor yacht rally that centers around a race to the equator, joined the AYGP and 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 (Regatta Director) 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. Goto
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Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, KrabiFebruary 15th - 19th - 20th 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

 

Subic to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup***** February 18th - 24th - Subic to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup
Goto Subic SailingBy popular demand the windy Boracay Race is on again. The 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://subicsailing.com Goto AY Race Reports 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 and AY Photo Galleries 2012 2013  2014 2015 2016  




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