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Audi China Coast Regatta - Day 3
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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...

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2015-16 AYGP - Old rivals & new stars step up to the mark...
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Goto September AYGP NewsSeptember 9th: Although Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek opened the 2015-16 AYGP Season in July, we have to wait over 2 months for the China Coast Regatta (October 9 - 11) and the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race starting on October 15th, to get the regatta season truly underway. This gives boat owners time to relocate their yacht, complete the new build or optimise the old rating and familiarise the crew before the serious side of the campaign gets started. Syd Fischer rushed his maxi Ragamuffin 100 across the Pacific Ocean after tackling the Transpac Race, and Wilson Lee's all Chinese TP52 team on Ark323, representing the Noah Sailing Club in Shanghai are lining up for these events before delivering to Australia for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, in December. For an insight into the new and ole competitor lineup goto September AYGP News...

Western Circuit - Leaders extend advantage to claim the title...
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Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary
August 22nd: Morning dawned with a threatening dark sky and very little wind, which turned into an increasing South South Westerly by start time and enabled the two race committees, to complete three and four races for the remaining classes and cap the regatta off with complete success. It also made for longer courses diagonally across the Johor Strait and the bigger boats able to stretch their legs and pack the spinnaker on the windward beat before rehoisting. The strong incoming current, made mark rounding difficult to judge and several SB20's got caught up on the top mark and saw their chances disappear down the gurgle. The push was on for improving individual standings and as only seconds separated the top competitors on corrected time, most the leaders have extended their advantage and gone on to claim the class title. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

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

Multihull Solutions Regatta - Victory for Hurricane, Twin Sharks & Star Fruit
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 3 & SummaryJuly 12th: The Easterly breeze moderated to the low teens and everyone that could, ventured out for the final showdown. All eyes were on the battle between Alan Carwardine's Stealth 11.8m Asia Catamarans Hurricane and Mick Coleman's sister ship Java, for the Racing Multi's (OMR) title. With four wins on the board, John Newnham's Twin Sharks skippered by Brent Gribble had all but wrapped up the Firefly 850 Sports title and eager to get on with the job. A couple Corsair Pulse 600 trimaran's continued with there exhibition event and Tatiana Bogatyzova's Lagoon 380 Star Fruit continued to rotate as the sole entrant in the Open Multihull Class. Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary & AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryBesar Regatta - And the winners are Shardana & Cicak
By AY MultiMedia
June 25th, Pulau Besar, Malaysia: Despite a heavy overnight downpour, the South West'ly returned stronger than ever. The decision to reverse yesterdays course, meant a tricky downwind start was required. It was also a great opportunity to photograph the yachts with spinnakers flying, in front of the Aseania Beach Resort. Everyone made quick work of the downwind leg to Pulau Hujun and the two sail reach across to Pulau Rawa. Then harden up the sheets and slog into a rolling one meter swell, all the way back to the Southern tip of Besar and a short spinnaker run to the Besar jetty finish line. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary & AY Photo Gallery

AYGP Roundup - Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady 6 crew, rule the Asian waves...
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 June 11th: After 12 Events, where 251 Skippers and 245 Yachts, contested 75 Inshore & 3 Offshore races, run over 11 months and across 6 countries, Bill Bremner and his talented Foxy Lady 6 crew, are the 1st team to retain the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year title, in the open era. Paul Winkelmann's Island Fling led the rankings, since the China Coast Regatta last year, but eventually was over hauled by Bremner's top contender, at the season ending two regattas (Top of the Gulf and Samui Regatta's). Goto June 2014-15 AYGP Round Up & News


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Hong Kong to Hainan RaceHK to Vietnam Race details***** Starts October 15th - Biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
The biennial 656nm Category 1 Hong Kong to Vietnam Offshore Race has become another blue water classic and the longest race on the Asian Calendar. The yachts will start after the CCR (See above) and usually experience lengthy downwind reaching conditions as they sail deeper into the South China Sea. They can expect large rolling seas to propel them on their way. The secret is out - Sailors that enjoy a lengthy "downhill dash" should not miss this one. Goto the 2006 2008 2011 2013 HK to Vietnam Races Race Reports

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 by E-mailing or Call +852 2239 0391. The NoR, SI's & Entry List are available from


China Cup International RegattaOctober 30th - November 2nd - 9th 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 followed by three days of inshore racing 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 Race Reports


Sail Malaysia details
November to December - Sail Malaysia - Passage to Langkawi
The rally started in Darwin during July as Sail Indonesia with over 100 entrants. Sail Malaysia will be taking over from Singapore and offer a series of linked events, going north up the west coast of Malaysia stopping at Port Dickson, Lumut and Penang before going onto the final presentation and dinner on the duty-free island of Langkawi during the first week of December. The start will be hosted in southern Johor, west of the causeway at Puteri Harbour Marina. More info contact Sazli Kamal Basha Website:
Office: +603 77276561, H/P: +6012 2094418


Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November 20th - 28th - 26th 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


Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** Dec 5th - 12th - 29th 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 28 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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Royal Langkawi International Regatta

***** January 11th - 16th - 14th 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: or call the Regatta Secretariat at +6-04-9664078 or fax +6-04-9665078 or Email:

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Got World Match Racing Tour January 26th - 30th - Monsoon Cup Johor, Malaysia
Goto Monsoon Cup Organisers of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia - the final event of the World Match Racing Tour – have confirmed the event will be staged at Country Garden, Danga Bay in Johor, the southern most state of Malaysia. So keep your eyes on: for progress on the Tour and local Monsoon Cup news at: All enquiries contact: Phone: +603 7954 2204 Email Past AY Race Reports 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 


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.  This time featuring foiling GC32 catamarans, racing within the confines of the ultimate city-centre stadium on the world-famous Marina Bay, will be a sight to behold. 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 real action of the Extreme Sailing Series racing itself — there will still be room for  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:


Inaugural Neptune Regatta ***** February 6th - 14th - 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 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 (Regatta Director) will be conducting the racing which is endorsed by the Indonesia Sailing Federation. Full details: Email: Phone (+65) 9111 0399.
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