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Goto July AYGP News2017-18 AYGP is off to a flying start...
By AY MultiMedia
July 26th 2017: As Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicked off the 16th edition of the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP), all 40 Skippers and Yachts in seven classes have scored valuable points in the AYGP Rankings. Outstanding victories for Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood and John Newnham's Firefly 850 Twin Sharks scoring 7 race wins each, sends them directly to the top the annual Rankings and take the early lead for the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Goto July AYGP News...

The winners are Team Hollywood, Phoenix, Lady Bubbly, Hurricane, Twin Sharks, MS H30 & Davinci
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 23rd Cape Panwa: A small clockwise pressure system to the South of Phuket, in the Northern reaches of the Malacca Strait, is pushing the SW'ly monsoon flow, out into the Bay of Bengal, to the West of Phuket and replacing it with its own light South Westerly breeze. This disturbed air flow has confused weather forecasters over the last few days and despite the grim predictions, local conditions have prevailed and defied the forecast, with four days of racing in 5 to 12 knots and managed to complete 8 races for the racing class and 6 for the cruisers. In these conditions the racing becomes very tactical and choosing the right lanes is the formula to success. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and follow all the action in the AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 3 & SummaryThar she blows...
The winners are Thor, Twin Sharks, Pulse Yellow & Mojo

By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 16th Ao Chalong, Phuket: The remaining yachts approached the start line with trepidation, as the SW'ly gusts were over 20 knots. Flying the hull or hulls became the order of the day and if you weren't 'driving like you stole it', expect to be at the back of the fleet. The daring young men in their flying machines, marched away at the front and ended up winning the 4 classes. As the breeze increased to 25 knots before the second race, the Firefly's and Pulse 600's decided to call it a day, while three Stealth cats braved it out. While the others returned to the comfort of the Phuket Yacht Club and wisely choose to preserve their rides for Phuket Raceweek, starting next Thursday. Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary and the action packed AY Photo Gallery


Goto AYGP landing pageChina Cup joins the 2017-18 AYGP lineup
Starts with Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek & ends at Samui Regatta
13 Events, Over 300 Skippers & Yachts, 85 Inshore & 3 Offshore Races, across 7 Countries
By AY MultiMedia
The main aim of the AYGP pointscore system, is to annually rank Skippers and Yachts competing at the newly expanded, 13 selected five star AYGP point scoring events, held in East and South East Asian waters during the 2016-17 Season. For the 16th year, the winning Skipper and Yacht will be crowned with the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Find out what's new for the 2017-18 Season goto the AYGP landing page...

The America's Cup is the Kiwi Cup again, welcome back to NZ.
By America's Cup Media
Goto 35th America's Cup Summary June 27th 2017: Another dominant race win for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi team victory on the Great Sound in Bermuda, sparking wild celebrations on board their America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat, and the team’s support boats. The Kiwi team dominated the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup, winning eight races to ORACLE TEAM USA’s one race win, giving the New Zealanders a final winning scoreline of 7-1. Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, also announced that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted the challenge of Circolo della Vela Sicilia, who will be the Challenger of Record for the 36th America's Cup and will be represented by Luna Rossa. Goto 35th America's Cup Summary

Root & Manning's Black Baza, crowned AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year again
By AY MultiMedia
Goto End of May AYGP News Summary
May 31st 2017: Our moment of glory at the Samui Regatta, came at the combined gala prize presentation party, on the magnificent lawn setting in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach. After winning overall and class titles at the 2016 Hong Kong to Hainan Race and the San Fernando Race, plus IRC 2 on the Subic to Boracay Race and Cup during the 2016/17 Asian Yachting Grand Prix season, Steve Manning & Anthony Root's Ker 42 Black Baza, were crowned the 2016-17 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year with the Perpetual AYGP Cup filled with champagne, hand crafted take home trophy and donned the specially tailored Trend Fashions Navy Blue Blazer, which is the “hardest sports trophy to win in Asia” and the highlight of the AYGP season. Goto End of May AYGP News Summary

No let up on final day...
Victory for THA 72, Loco, Lady Bubbly & H30 Multihull Solutions
Black Baza crowned 2016-17 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year

By AY MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryMay 27th, Koh Samui, Thailand: Despite winners for three of the four classes having been decided, the entire fleet were back out on the water, to contest two windward/leeward races and complete the regatta. Overcast sky and 8 to 10 knots from the South West, did not disappoint and yet again defied the bleak weather forecast. Racing in very close quarters, it's impossible to tell the race winners, until the number crunching takes place. Unprecedented it turned out that THA72 and Zannekin corrected out in IRC 0, with exactly the same time on the first race, as did Loco and a much improved Ramrod in IRC 1 on the same race. This sealed the deal on the overall titles and the celebrations started in grand style. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary

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Western Circuit Sailing Regatta August 19th, 20th & 26th - 20th Western Circuit Sailing Regatta
All aboard for 3 days of sailing action over 2 weekends in front of Raffles Marina on Singapore's west coast. This event is co-organised by Raffles Marina and Singapore Management University (SMU) and is the premier big boat regatta on the Singapore racing scene. This edition features six classes: IRC A & B, One Design J-24 & SB20, Club Racer, Windsurfers including the ever popular
Singapore Sailability Access 2.3 dinghy's. Racing gets underway with three windward/leeward races (weather permitting). The IRC fleet will again be contesting for the SMU President's Cup. More at: http://www.westerncircuit.com/ or contact PH +65 68280328 Fax:+65 68280323 Goto AY Regatta Reports & Photo Galleries 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2001

 

SANDEQ RACE 2010 August 17th  27th - The SANDEQ RACE
Billed as "The world's fastest, longest and hardest race for traditional fishing vessels" the 300 nautical mile Sandeq Race has turned into one of Indonesia's best nautical events held each year! The traditional Sandeq outrigger sailing boats starts in Mamuju and ends in Makassar, SW Sulawesi. More about these exciting craft and how to join in the fun Click Here Aussie's Sean Clifford and James Blacket sponsored and sailed on a Sandeq in the 2007 race. Read their amazing story here... Each city visited during this open sea race, throws a local festival with dancing, music and local foods not to be missed. These spectacular sailing craft usually used to catch flying fish row have only came to the notice of the broader public recently. Winning the race is a year long dream of many a Sandeq sailor. More on the race can be found on Facebook and Sandeq website.
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China Coast Regatta***** October 13th - 15th - China Coast Regatta
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's China Coast Regatta offers three days of Big Boat racing in the best conditions Hong Kong has to offer. A combination of windward/ leewards and inshore courses are set South of Hong Kong. Usually 15 to 20 knots North Easterly breeze provides challenging conditions for five IRC divisions. In 2013 the wind strewn event with lumpy sea's was described as classic CCR sailing conditions - Fast and furious. This year after the CCR the biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race makes a welcome return to the calendar. The NOR and SI's are at: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/chinacoastregatta.aspx or contact by E-mail or Call +852 2239 0395. Goto past years 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Race Reports

Hong Kong to Hainan RaceHK to Vietnam Race details***** Starts October 18th - 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 2015 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 0395. The NoR, SI's & Entry List are available from http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/

 

China Cup International RegattaOctober 26th - 29th - 11th 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: yuna@chncup.com Telephone: 86 755 8835 3518 Fax: 86 755 8832 3928 Website: http://www.chncup.com/?lang=en Email: info@chncup.com Goto 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 Race Reports & Photo Gallery

 

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November 17th - 25th - 28th 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: http://www.rmsir.com
or contact the RMSIR Organising Committee by Emailing info@rmsir.com 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 2015 2016  

 

Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** Dec 2nd - 9th - 31st 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 31 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 8th - 13th - 16th 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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Inaugural Neptune Regatta ***** February 10th - 17th - 8th 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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Subic to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup***** February 23rd - March 2nd - 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 2017 and AY Photo Galleries 2016 2017

Rolex China Sea Race

Starts March 28th ***** Biennial Rolex China Sea Race
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong and Subic Bay Yacht Clubs, the Rolex China Sea Race is a biennial, 565nm Offshore Category 1 race, from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Rirst run 55 years ago, 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.rolexchinasearace.com For further enquiries, Email or call +852 2239 0391 Go to China Sea 2000 & 2002 2006 2008 2010 2014 2016 Race Reports

 


Goto Commodores Cup Regatta***** April 2nd - 6th - 11th Commodore's Cup
The Subic Sailing (SAGS) Club pays tribute to the Commodores and 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. Also the Optimist, Streaker and Mirror dinghy 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 Subic Sailing site. Go to the 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Race Reports and the AY 2017 Photo Gallery

 




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