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Got Day 2 Race ReportRCSR - The Luzon wind shadow is looming...
By RHKYC Media / Koko Mueller
17th April 2014, 2000hrs:
After over 30 hours of racing, Ragamuffin has averaged just over 10kts VMG since the start of the race and, having suffered a slower patch as she reached the latitude of the Philippines, she's now achieving over 9kts again. Standard Insurance Centennial has moved back towards the rhumb line to join the other 52 footers and Antipodes, with Lucky, Hi Fi and FreeFire sticking very close together. The predictions for IRC Overall make interesting viewing, with FreeFire slightly ahead if calculated from the start - Hi Fi if calculated on the last five Yellowbrick reports. Lucky is still in the mix though, with both methods showing her lying second. Goto Day 2 Race Report

Ragamuffin 90 leads off the Hong Kong start line
Goto RCSR Race Report 1By RHKYC media
16th April 2014: At 1320hrs (HKT) the 2014 edition of the Rolex China Sea Race started in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour, in front of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Kellett Island clubhouse. With a consistent 7kts from the start line through the harbour and Lei Yue Mun, Race Officer Simon Boyde felt there was no choice, the 34-strong fleet requiring a line which stretched northwards from in front of the Club, almost to Kowloon. On an offshore start line for the first time, Sea Wolf was perhaps a tad aggressive, pushing Ramrod over early, and taking herself half a boat length over in the process. Both Ragamuffin90 and Antipodes chose to stay out of trouble at the pin end and, as expected, it was ‘Rags which quickly put distance between herself and the rest of the fleet. Goto Race Report 1

Goto April AYGP NewsAYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year going down to the wire...
By AY MultiMedia
8th April 2014: The hand crafted AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) trophy is receiving the finishing touches, champagne has been acquired but the Skipper and Yacht to be engraved on the trophy and size of the Trend Fashion navy blue blazer, are yet to be determined. Over the next three weeks, the Rolex China Sea Race starts on Wednesday 16th April, followed by the Commodore's Cup in Subic Bay from April 22nd - 26th and the Top of the Gulf Regatta (May 1st - 5th) will run consecutively. All of the top skippers stand a chance of clinching the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, depending on which regattas they contest from here on in. Search the 2013-14 AYGP Pointscore by Skipper - Yacht - Regatta Results - Scoring System or Goto the full preview in the April AYGP News...

Boracay Cup - Victory for Jelik, Selma Star and Liannet
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary07:03:2014 Boracay, Philippines: Two more races today and its a wrap for another year. Frank Pong showed no remorse as he guided the Reichel/Pugh 76 Jelik across the finish line for another win and in doing so claimed the combined Subic to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup in one foul swoop. There were high fives and celebrations onboard before the last race started. Despite being recalled at the start, Ray Ordoveza's Excel 53 Karakoa managed to recover quickly and with a 3, 2 scoreline ends up in second overall. After churning up the waves all week, Geoff Hill's Smith 72 Antipodes finally came good in the handicap stakes on the last race to cling onto third overall. Cranking Troy Yaw's TP52 Ulumulu up to 18knots on the downwind legs earned them second and third places for fourth overall and win the Malaysian verses Philippine battle with Ernesto Echauz's TP52 Standard Insurance Centennial. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary or check out the AY Photo Gallery


Alinghi wins action-packed EX40 opening round in Singapore
Goto Final Race Report23 Feb 2014: The opening Act of the Extreme Sailing Series more than lived up to all the pre-season hype and expectation, where the new teams got stuck in on the Singapore stadium racecourse – but couldn’t quite topple the old order – with three returning teams from 2013 taking honours. An estimated 30,000 spectators watched over four days, as Ernesto Bertarelli’s Swiss team Alinghi sailed a near perfect regatta, with Morgan Larson, Stuart Pollard, Pierre Yves Jorand, Nils Frei and Yves Detrey, finishing more than 50% of the 29 races in the top three. The team had the Act wrapped up before the final double-points race – a feat rarely seen on the circuit. “We couldn’t have dreamed for a better start,” commented an ecstatic Larson after racing. “It was challenging here and with the level of competition a couple of notches higher this season, I think we just carried on from last year and we’re the only team that hasn’t changed any of our crew. We will try and build on from last year and enjoy this victory!” Goto Final Race Report with photo sequence of 3rd day collision Here...

Everyone's a winner at Neptune Regatta
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary08:02:2014 Crews were feverishly getting ready for the final showdown as several overall results lay in the balance. The Cruising Classes had an early start from Karas Besar back to Batam, while the Racing Classes prepared for two more windward/leewards at Nongsa Point Marina. The jury decided that David Ross' Ker 40 KukuKERchu would receive average points for the missed races due to the irreparable damage incurred and Simon Piff's Ker 32 Rekering Dream would receive 25% penalty for not carrying sufficient anchoring equipment. In effect this handed the Racing Class title to Ross' KukuKERchu for the third year in a row, but didn't deter the others from going out and fighting over the remaining podium places. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryRLIR - And the winner is Aussie Oi! Oi! Oi!
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

18:01:2014 Langkawi, Malaysia: Once again mother nature provided more wind than most crews and their boats could handle. Gusting to 30 knots, the casualty rate soared on the spinnaker run which resembled a demolition derby. Even seasoned professionals struggled to keep control of their yachts and as the retirement list rolled in, it included some big names on the Asian circuit. Second place on the first race today, for Ahern/Wilmer & Bailey's TP 52 Oi! was enough to seal the deal in the Racing Class and hold aloft the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy for a fourth time. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary & Photo Gallery

Once again the Longtail sets sail...
By Patrick Cusick in 1995 & reproduced in Dec 13 SEA Yachting
Goto full story Here...What started as a dream in 1995 become a reality on Phuket. The traditional wooden 'rueua hang yao', or longtail boat, was restored to sail in southern Thailand. After years of mostly idle talk by the local yachting fraternity, an Australian sailing stalwart, Captain Marty Rijkuris has proved, probably for the first time since World War II, that the hang yao can cruise with speed under sail. It has been Captain Marty's long ambition to experiment with traditional sailing craft and building techniques in Asian waters. His love for Thailand and fascination with the country's boating history, inspired him to take a closer look at restoring the sturdy longtail, the workhorse of the Andaman to the glorious days of sail. Under a hot February sun in 1995, the former captain of both the famous Darwin speedster Australian Maid and New Zealand's Wave Nine, decided to interview the hang yao drivers on Patong Beach. 'A good idea, but it can't be done' was the reply to my question of whether the longtail would take sail, says Marty. But I asked myself, why not? Goto full story Here...

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April 16th Start ***** Biennial Rolex China Sea Race
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong and Subic Bay Yacht Clubs, the 51st 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 Race Reports

 

Goto Commodores Cup Regatta***** April 22nd - 26th - 7th Commodore's Cup
The Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) Club gives tribute to the Commodores or Sailing Ambassadors who help promote the sport of yacht racing in the Philippines, with the announcement that 4 days of inshore racing under the banner of the Commodores’ Cup will be held in Subic Bay following the Rolex China Sea Race. The Regatta will be conducted 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 finish the China Sea Race. 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 website: http://www.facebook.com/subicsailing. Go to the 2010 2011 2012 2013 Race Reports and the 2013 AY Photo Gallery
Top of the Gulf Regatta May 2011
***** May 1st - 5th - 10th Top of The Gulf Regatta & Coronation Cup
This elite-level multi class competition is is celebrating its 10th year, held on the first week of May 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. Bill Gasson, chairman of the organizing committee, added that boats are available for charter and “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. Inaugural AY 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Regatta Reports and 2012 Photo Gallery

Goto Samui Regatta***** May 24th - 31st - 13th Samui Regatta
Goto 2013-14 AYGP ChampionshipCome celebrate the 13th 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 AY Race Reports and Summary.

2013/14 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 AYGP Championships

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June 14th - 21st - 11th Borneo International Yachting Challenge
The 9th edition is a "work in progress" between three East Malaysian States - Sarawak, the Federal Territory (F.T.) of Labuan and Sabah, which is organised under the auspices of the MYA, Sarawak Yachting Association (SYA) and Kinabalu Yacht Club (KYC). Free marina berthing will be made available and as in past years there is no entrance fee and several parties are planned along the way. The yachts taking part will start with the Miri Bay Regatta, Passage Race from Miri to Labuan, the Labuan Harbour Regatta, the Passage Race from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu and finishing with the KK Bay Regatta. For more information goto: http://www.borneorace.com or contact them at Phone: +6085423033 ext/ 112 + 126 Fax: 60-85-417249 Email: borneorace@gmail.com Goto Inaugural 2003 AY Regatta Reports or the 2005 2006 2007 events, plus browse the slideshow in the AY Photo Library

 




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