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CPHPR - Barmy tropics interrupts racing but persistence pays off
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 20th: After a two days of superb sailing conditions, the South Westerly flow deserted us yesterday and racing was completely abandoned. It didn't look any better this morning and after another lengthy wait, miraculously a light South Easterly appeared on the horizon, which was just enough for PRO Simon James to get racing underway. The Multihull, Cruiser and Classics started first and were dispatched to seaward on a two island passage race. Then the IRC Racers on a short windward/ leeward course. No racing yesterday, virtually ensured the run away class leaders overall victory. It didn't have the excitement of a final race showdown but none the less everyone was keen to get going again and make the most of the last day of racing. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery


Goto AY Race Report 3 & SummaryMSR - Final day showdown did not disappoint
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 13th: In stark contrast to the last two days, the South Westerly moderated to 15-18 knots, with a clear sky and boat damage limited to minor breakages. In all three classes the podium places were open for the taking and most the fleet completed hurried repairs and were back out on the water, to fight on the final day. For the first race, PRO Simon James decided to send the fleet out of Chalong Bay, to the Phuket Harbour clear water mark and back, followed by a windward/leeward race to finish with. There was still plenty of excitement as the boats rotated and changed places on each leg of the course. Goto AY Race Report 3 & Summary and action packed Photo Gallery


Frenz Emperor News - Round Tioman Challenge is born...
Go to July 2014 News.By AsianYachting MultiMedia

04 July 2014: After covering the inaugural Besar Regatta and while amongst the Malaysian East Coast Islands, it would be a shame not to pay a visit to Abdul Ghafar (Afai's) family, who are building the Frenz Emperor Resort & Spa on Pulau Tioman. A quick speedboat ride to Mersing on the mainland, then all aboard for the Fast Ferry to Genteng on Pulau Tioman, 25nm out into the South China Sea. Connecting with resort pickup and short speedboat ride to secluded Pasir Cina, tucked away on the South West Coast of Tioman and your firmly planted at the gateway to Frenz Emperor - Tioman Go to July 2014 News.and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryInaugural Besar Regatta ends on high note
By AY MultiMedia
June 26th, Pulau Besar, Malaysia: The day dawned seemingly unaware that the final day racing was about to take place at the Besar Regatta. No wind and glassy sea, set all the crews wondering if racing would take place. Thankfully a few zephyrs appeared to revive some faith and by the 11:00 start time, the Southerly had filled in and the fleet were away on a 22 nm passage race. South around Besar, across to Pulau Rawa to stage a sail past for the Sultan of Johore and round Harimau before returning via Tengah and Hujong to the Besar finish line. After the short windward beat the pecking order had been established and on the long run to Harimau, boat speed and gybing angles played a major role in determining the outcome. Even the heavy displacement yachts fared well under spinnakers that have not seen daylight for many years. The final leg was a fine reach and for the first time the Multihull's took line honours. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary BIYC - Victory for Uranus
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June 21st, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Despite Troy Yaw's TP52 Team Ulumulu, being very determined to improve their round the cans performance and clinch the cup, the Malaysian Armed Forces DK47 Uranus skippered by Norhafisam Bin Ahmed stayed on the pace to win both races today and claimed overall victory in front of their home crowd. A start line incident rattled Team Ulumulu in the first race and a tactical error on the second race deprived them from advancing beyond second overall. On the provisional results, Lt Mohd Hani"s Runnalls 8 Miri Magic 2 leap frogged Leonard Chin's Custom 46 Ulumulu (Team Sabah) into third place but a start line barging protest has over turned the result and awarded the third podium place to Chin's Ulumulu. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

The AsianYachting Grand Prix is coming of age...
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Goto Final June AYGP News...
5th June 2014: A lot has been said about the pride and glory of winning the 2013-14 AsianYachting Grand Prix - AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards, so we showcase in this season ending AYGP Newsletter, just what it takes to be a top contender and ultimately win the title against some very stiff competition. As shown this season, nothing is guaranteed, Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady Racing team achieved the impossible, by winning eight out of nine IRC 1 races and the last race by a mere 2 seconds, to earn them the 2013-14 AYGP Title, by half a point from Anthony Root's Archambault 35 Red Kite II. This is the closest and most exciting ending we have ever experienced in 12 years the AYGP has been running. Coming into the final showdown, Anthony Root's Red Kite II had built up a formidable 18 point lead and Bremner's Foxy Lady 6 was their only threat, but had to win the IRC 1 Class and 8 races at the season ending Samui Regatta, before donning the Trend Fashion navy blue blazer at the awards ceremony. Goto Final June AYGP News...

Samui Regatta - Foxy Lady win by 2 seconds, couldn't write a better script...
By AY MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryMay 31st, Koh Samui, Thailand: Wow! What a fantastic ending to the Samui Regatta and the 2013-14 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP). The regatta started with 2 days of weather interrupted racing, then the North Easterly flow arrived and got the regatta back on track, plus the race committee was game enough to run passage races and finish up in grand style. It's amazing how it all comes down to the last race at the last regatta. All the crews were out early and full of anticipation for the final showdown. While IRC 0 was still open for the taking, Bill Bremner's Mills King 40 Foxy Lady 6 wrapped up IRC 1 yesterday, with 7 wins in a row and gunning for their 8th win to claim the 2013-14 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year title from Anthony Root's Archambault 35 Red Kite II, that has held the box seat for most of the season. PRO Ross Chisholm decided on trapezoid shape courses, to even out the difference between flying symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and Photo Gallery

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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

***** July 16th - 20th - 11th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
After celebrating the 10th anniversary last year,
Media Business Services Co., Ltd. took over the reigns as rights holder and organiser. This event takes advantage of the good southwest monsoon breezes off Phuket’s south east coast during the 'Green Season' and last year was one of the windiest regattas of the season. The Title Sponsor and Host Venue Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Hotel continue on with the signature ‘one regatta, one venue’ format. Online registration for Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek opens with a very special offer for early bird entrants. During the four days of racing competitors can experience anything from dead calms to sailing straight into the blustery teeth of the SW monsoon. Combine this with five nights of grand waterside parties, free-flow of drinks, more boats, International TV coverage… and more in store, we can expect as much action on the water as off the water. Local sailors always look forward to this event as it wipes away last years results and kick starts the 2014-15 AsianYachting Grand Prix Championships with a clean sheet. Amongst the IRC racers there will also be classes for charter yachts, out and out cruisers plus corporate boats can be arranged to entertain sponsors. Check them out at: http://www.phuketraceweek.com Goto AY Regatta Reports 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 events.

 

Sail Indonesia website July 26th Start - Sail Indonesia
This event is progressively turning South East Asian waters into a world class cruising destination. The 2014 edition is a collaborative effort to promote the navigational route from Darwin, Australia, through the Indonesian archipelago ending up in Singapore. The rally starts in Darwin and this year during the following three months all participants are invited to participate in a linked series of Events and Cultural Festivals at the different stopovers across Indonesia on the islands of Timor, Banda, Lembata, Wakatobi, Flores, Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Borneo, Belitung and finally on to Batam or Bintan just south of Singapore. Participants will be able to see some of the more remote, interesting and less developed parts of Indonesia as you cross the country often away from the well worn tourist areas. Sail Indonesia has attracted over one hundred entrants (three months before starting) so get in early. Yachts will enjoy many benefits including the obligatory CAIT (Cruising permit for Indonesia), swift port clearances and Gala celebrations in Darwin and selected Indonesian ports plus cultural visits to neighboring island villages along the way. Described by past participants as "Too much fun, very helpful and an informative introduction to sailing through Indonesia". A wealth of information and local knowledge can be found http://www.sailindonesia.net/ or email them at: mail@sailindonesia.net Past Rally Reports 2004 2005 2006

 

Western Circuit Sailing Regatta August  16, 17 & 23rd - 17th 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 one of the premier regattas on the Singapore racing scene. This edition features six classes: IRC A & B, One Design J-24 & SB20, Club Racer, Beach Catamarans including the ever popular One Meter Radio Controlled boats
and 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 Andrew Tam andrewtam@smu.edu.sg PH +65 68280328 Fax:+65 68280323 Goto AY Regatta Reports 2013 2012 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2001

 

Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally


Starts August 23rd - Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally
Expressions of interest for the historic Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race/Rally organised by the Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association are now open, so get in early as entries close in July. The 600 mile race to the capital of the famous spice islands is destined again to become one of the classic blue water events in Asia. Numbers reached 100 before the race was suspended in 1999. Entry fee covers C.A.I.T cruising permit and Ambon clearance charges. After Ambon participants then have the option to continue with the rally to Makassar and Bali or tailor their own sailing holiday through Indonesia and beyond. More info and NOR at http://www.darwinambonrace.com.au or email them at: info@darwinambonrace.com.au

 

Sail Maluku Rally August 28th Start - Sail Maluku Archipelago Rally
After the final party for the Darwin Ambon Race participants, Helen de Lima from PT. Sandy DELIMA Tour & Travel is promoting the Sail Maluku Rally 2012 which takes adventure lovers to neighbouring islands and other fantastic destinations in the exotic Maluku Marine paradise. Great for cruisers in no hurry and yachts returning to Australia. Many sailors have cruised extensively after the race and had a great time at Nusa Laut, Banda and Saumlaki. Check it out at http://sailmalukuarchipelago.com/ Hellen de Lima E-mail: hellen.delima@sailmalukuarchipelago.com Phone +62-911-341257 Fax: +62-911-354952 Mobile: +62812 815 2078

 




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