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King Neptune awaits the fleet at the equator...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report06:02:2016 Nongsa Marina, Batam: Despite the Indonesian authorities taking over a year to draft and implement new CIQP procedures, the 6th Neptune Regatta enters a new era, without the Greenbook or CAIT Sailing Permits. This should boost cruising throughout the 18k island archipelago in years to come. The Neptune experience is unique as it takes crews to the equator for the expressed purpose of celebrating the crossing. In technical terms - The Slimy Pollywogs (Never crossed the equator by boat) are thoroughly denounced for their crimes by Davy Jones and after a suitable penance chosen by King Neptune, are accepted by the court as Trusty Shellback's. Goto AY Pre-Regatta Report

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryDouble victory for Ian Williams and GAC Pindar
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Puteri Harbour, Johor (Jan 30th): Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One and Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar have dominated this edition of the Monsoon Cup, and by winning the semi finals, have clearly shown why they are world champions. For the organisers this is a dream pairing for the finals and the winner takes all - Monsoon Cup and crowned the 2015-16 World Match Racing Tour champion, in one swoop. This is an appropriate way to finish off the monohull era, as the tour moves onto M32 catamarans come March in Perth, Australia. Apart from staring each other off, over lunch, it was time to hit the water and replace the banter and side swipes, with walk the walk. They were both up for the challenge and everything was in place for an exciting showdown. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

Goto January 2016 AYGP News Fujin takes the lead, in the AYGP rankings
By AY MultiMedia
January 22nd: Convincingly winning the IRC 1 class at the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta, (See AY Photo Gallery) has sent Mick Tilden's syndicated Beneteau 44.7 Fujin, hurtling up the 2015-16 AYGP Rankings and takes over the long standing lead, held by Steve Manning and Anthony Root's Ker 42 Black Baza, by six points. Victory for Philip Turner’s Reichel-Pugh 66 Alive in the IRC Racing class, also elevates them into second place, three points behind Fujin. Second place for Ray Roberts TP52 Millenium Racing, slots them into third place, only 3 points of the pace in the rankings. All the leading Skippers have contested four regattas, of the six regattas held this season and as 12 points separate the top six contenders, the AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year title, is still open for the taking. Goto January 2016 AYGP News

RLIR - No wind puts an end to the regatta at the bar...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary16:01:2016 Langkawi, Malaysia: I knew there was trouble as soon as the alarm clock rang and it was still dark. It may have been set to early, until I realised it was raining and heavily overcast. We couldn't work out why the weather forecast was so dismal yesterday, as it didn't mention heavily laden rain clouds and now we know why. Wisely PRO Simon James hoisted the postponement flag and kept the fleet ashore, while the race committee scouted around looking for wind. Two to three knots one minute, then changing direction and speed at the next radio call. The bar opened and quenched the crews thirst, as they waited and waited and waited... Eventually the call came at 1300 hrs that there will be no racing today and the previous days results will stand as the final result. An anticlimax for the classes, where only one point separated the winners and podium places, as they were waiting for at least one more chance to fight it out, but alas it was not meant to be... Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

Goto 2015 Rolex Syd-Hobart RaceBalance claims Tattersall’s Cup in tough race...
31st December 0600hrs: After a long day and half wait, Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance was declared the overall winner of the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Clitheroe’s major rival for the Tattersall’s Cup, Quikpoint Azzurro glided over the finish line at 07.37.59 hours, couple of hours outside the time required to win and ended in third overall.
A belated birthday present for Clitheroe, who turned 60 in July, this is the first time he has won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race. Clitheroe’s other crew are: Nick Scott Perry, David Keddie, David Taylor, Jason Dock, Matthew Craig, Max de Montgolfier, Tom Brewer, Michael Slinn, Andrew Cribb and Clinton Evans, who becomes the first Norfolk Islander to win the race. Goto photos, video and latest news at http://rolexsydneyhobart.com

Everyone is a winner at Phuket King's Cup
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary12th December 2015: It was all aboard and head out to the start line, for the final rounds of this years regatta. Luckily the weather prediction was wrong and a light North Easterly covered both courses and built up to 12 knots, for racing to start on time and the full schedule of races completed. Several classes had run away winners, but all eyes were on the IRC Racing classes for the final show down to decide the podium places. Some skippers were a bit nervous at the start line, but when the horn sounded, they quickly forgot about it and became serious about tactics and concentrated on the wind instruments. Two races were held in most classes, until the race officers called it a day and returned to Kata Beach, to prepare for the Royal Awards Ceremony and celebrate a great week of sailing. Goto action packed images posted in the AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

RMSIR - New name on Raja Muda Cup - Sarab Singh Windsikher II
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 628th Nov 2015: Overnight the North Easterly realigned itself along the harbour, with 12 to 14 knots and blue sky, to bring a picture perfect conclusion to the regatta. One passage race for the Multihull and Cruising classes and two windward/leeward races for the IRC racers, for the final showdown. Several classes already had an outright winner, while others the possibility of toppling the leader and settling the podium places existed. Despite a solid week of racing and crews feeling the stress and strain, they were all back out on the water and ready to race. As the high noon starting horn sounded, it was on in earnest and the best day of racing on picturesque Bass Harbour was left to last. Goto AY Race Report 6 and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 4Wanhang Longcheer match races to victory over Emirates Team New Zealand
By AY MultiMedia - CCIR Media - Sailing Intelligence
Monday 2 November 2015, Shenzhen, China:
Wanhang Longcheer kept a close eye on Emirates Team New Zealand to secure victory in the Beneteau 40.7 fleet at the China Cup International Regatta. Aussie skipper of Longcheer Steve McConaghy was understandably delighted to have won in the 25-boat fleet, arguably the toughest competition among all nine divisions at China’s premier yachting regatta. Goto AY Photo Gallery and
AY Race Report 4

Goto daily AY & RHKYC Press Releases...Black Baza claims handicap honours on first offshore race
By AY MultiMedia & RHKYC Media

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ctober 0800hrs: Although Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100 roared down the course and broke their own race record, when the spray has settled, it is Steve Manning and Anthony Root's new Ker 42 Black Baza, that has came out on top in the handicap stakes. winning both the Overall IRC and IRC Racer 1 Class. Having been launched only a couple of weeks ago, the highly optimised racer has won its first offshore race and lived up to all the earlier hype during construction. The owners are extremely proud of the achievement of both the boat and talented crew. On their first outing in Asian waters, Aussie Philip Turner’s Reichel-Pugh 66 Alive skippered by Duncan Hine, slotted into 2nd overall and won IRC Racer 0 on the downwind sleigh ride, in the 20-25 knot North Easterly. Sam Chan's TP52 Freefire clocks into 3rd overall, only ten minutes behind Alive after 57 hours of racing. Goto daily AY & RHKYC Press Releases...

Audi China Coast Regatta - Day 3
By RHKYC Media
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...

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

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Inaugural Neptune Regatta ***** February 6th - 13th - 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: http://www.neptune-regatta.com Email: info@neptune-regatta.com Phone (+65) 9111 0399.
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Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, KrabiFebruary 17th to 21st - 19th 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 26th - March 4th 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://www.facebook.com/subicsailing. Goto AY Race Reports 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 and AY Photo Galleries 2012 2013  2014 2015

Rolex China Sea Race

March 23rd Start ***** Biennial Rolex China Sea Race
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong and Subic Bay Yacht Clubs, the Rolex China Sea Race is a biennial, Offshore Category 1 race of 565nm from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines. In 2008 this Asian blue-water classic become part of Rolex's distinguished portfolio of international sponsored offshore races. The race is open to offshore racing and cruising yachts with valid IRC Certificates. NoR, SI's and race information are available at: http://www.chinasearace.com For further enquiries about both these races, please contact Alex Johnston, RHKYC Sailing Manager, e-mail Alex.Johnston@rhkyc.org.hk or call +852 2239 0362, fax +852 2239 0364 Go to China Sea 2000 & 2002 2006 2008 2010 2014 Race Reports

 


Goto Commodores Cup Regatta***** March 29th to April 2nd - 9th 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. Optimist & Streaker classes will conduct a series 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 2015 Race Reports and the AY Photo Gallerys' 2014
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Goto Top of the Gulf Regatta
***** April 30th - May 4th - 12th 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 2015

 

Goto Samui Regatta***** May 21st - 28th - 15th Samui Regatta
Come celebrate the 15th 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 2015-16 AYGP Microsite2015/16 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 2014-15 2015-16 AYGP Championships




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