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Goto AY Race Report 4CPHPRW - Wind god gives up the ghost...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
July 24th: Despite three days of fickle weather and lengthy delays, racing still went ahead and a total of four races have been completed. The early morning drizzle and breathless conditions produced a glassy sea state today and despite the race committee searching for wind, nothing that was sailable could be found and the final day of racing had to be cancelled. Everyone thanked PRO Simon James and his team for their tireless work in difficult circumstances and the regatta organisers and friendly Cape Panwa Hotel staff for keeping the party going and producing a positive attitude. This amazing turnaround means yesterdays results will stand as final overall results. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

CPHPRW - What does it take to succeed in sailing?
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 3July 23rd: Unbeknown to the general public at large, over 500 sailors have descended on Phuket to ply the ancient trade of sailing on modern racing yachts. They range from novices just learning the ropes, to fully seasoned professionals and everything in between. Some have come from different parts of the world with their racing teams, while a big percentage are foreigners based in Phuket and others are Thai nationals taking up the sport in home waters. Some boats only have two sailors while others have up to 15 crew that have individual tasks to perform and operate as a team during all the maneuvers. Sails have to be hoisted and doused, winches have to grinded for the sails to be set, while others perform the crucial tasks of steering, calling tactics and navigating the yacht in safe waters. Bit like conducting an orchestra with specific roles to play at certain times to produce the music in harmony. Goto AY Race Report 3

Launching into the 2016-17 AYGP - "Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia"
12 Events, 251 Skippers, 245 Yachts, 75 Inshore & 3 Offshore Races, across 6 Countries
Starts with Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek & finish with Samui Regatta

By AY MultiMedia
Goto AYGP News & Calendar of EventsThe main aim of the AYGP pointscore system, is to rank Boat Owners and Skippers, ability in running racing campaigns, through Asian waters during the 2016-17 Season. Ultimately the winning Skipper and Yacht will be crowned with the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year. All skippers and yachts competing at any of the 12 selected five star AYGP point scoring events, have a chance of winning the prestigious AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. Donning the Trend Fashions navy blue blazer, presented with the Perpetual AYGP Cup filled with champagne, hand crafted take home trophy at the gala Samui Regatta season ending prize presentation party, is the highlight of the AYGP season. And a new name is added to the “hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”. Goto 2016-17 AYGP Calendar of Events...

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AY Race Report 4 & SummaryBesar Regatta - Victory for Kaze & Shardana defends the title.
By AY MultiMedia
June 16th, Pulau Besar, Malaysia: After an hours delay waiting for the wind, the final race got underway around Pulau Besar, Tengah and Hujong to finish the three race series. The Monohull title was still undecided with Joe Lombardo's Dufour 34 Shardana and James & Hanna Sharpe's Moody 376 Southern Light tied on 4 points. While two wins for Damien Geoffray's Corsair Dash 750 Kaze earned them the Multihull title, with a day to spare. The Southerly breeze provided a short tacking duel, to the Southern tip of Besar and the favourites were in no mood to make any mistakes. The Multihull's led the way and despite the wind turning to the East on the leeward side, spinnakers were set and it was a matter of boat speed on the back straight and a lengthy slog to the windward finish line, that ultimately would determine the overall finishing order. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 4 & Summary

Steve Manning & Anthony Root crowned AYGP Skippers of the Year
By AY MultiMedia
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June 1st 2016: New names, Steve Manning/Anthony Root Ker 42 Black Baza have been added to the “hardest sports trophy to win in Asia” and proudly appears on racing crews CV's, these days. Despite their disastrous outing at the season ending Samui Regatta, they won outright all the blue water classics - Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, Rolex China Sea Race, and the Subic Bay to Boracay Race and Cup, in the same season. Second places at the China Coast Regatta on their racing debut and the Commodore's Cup in the Philippines plus fourth place at Malaysian Raja Muda Regatta, has scored them enough points to be crowned the 2015-16 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year. Goto June AYGP News Roundup

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummarySamui Regatta victory for THA 72, Jessandra II & El Coyote
By AY MultiMedia
May 28th, Koh Samui, Thailand: An early morning passing storm, to the South of Samui, generated an 18 - 22 knot South Westerly, which produced a tough slog to windward and fast surfing conditions downwind, to bring the regatta to an exciting conclusion. Kevin Whitcraft's TP52 THA 72 made it nine wins in a row before calling it quits and Roland Dane's Corby 36 Jessandra II scored seven wins to successfully defend the IRC 1 title. Both boats always hit the start line with speed, when the horn sounded, leaving the rest of the fleet to play catch up. It's the first regatta in some time to have favourable wind for the whole event and kept crews on their toes during crucial maneuvers. One little mistake like a fouled spinnaker drop or equipment breakage and the yacht would go from first to last. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 5 & SummaryTOTGR - Grand slam accomplished in all classes
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
04th May 2016: Amazing, in 17 years of covering yacht racing, we have never experienced a situation where all the class winners have wrapped up the series, with one day to spare. Consistent SW wind in the high teens all week, meant the crew work had to be spot on with the procedures, as one little mistake could loose several places and never be recovered. Also some crews are not suited to the breeze strength in body weight or experience. If you looked at the entry list and class break down before the regatta began, one most probably would have predicted the eventual winners to be on the podium, but not all. The winners are all top racing teams campaigning in the Asian region and firing off a warning signal to the teams fronting up at the season ending Samui Regatta in a couple weeks time. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryCommodore's Cup - Victory for EFG Mandrake and Selma Star
By AY MultiMedia
1st April 2016, Subic Bay, Philippines:
It might be April Fools day, but on Subic Bay the serious business of wrapping up the Commodore's Cup was on everyone's mind. The starts were fiercely contested, as the final race results, would determine the overall winner. The early start, to stay in the NE'ly trade wind, worked well and although the wind strength hovered around 8 to 10 knots, two windward/leeward races were completed for the Racing Class and one short Point to Point race for the Cruising Class. By 1300, everyone was back onshore and packing up the boat. Not only has it been an up and down week wind wise, but close racing, a contentious protest, getting caught in the wind shadow of bigger boats, only seconds separating the finishers and lady luck has juggled the placing's, to rely on these final races to crown the overall winner. Goto
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RCSR Report 6 - Black Baza comes flying home...
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Goto RCSR Report 62200 - 26th March 2016: Overnight the fleet came marching home in the Rolex China Sea Race. As the small pressure system that caused a disturbance to the leading runners yesterday, moved further East, it generated a favourable North Westerly flow, down the Luzon coast for the mid fleet runners to sail a direct course to Subic Bay with speed. Anthony Root / Steve Manning's Ker 42 Black Baza has set a cracking pace during the crossing and by finishing at 01:50, win the China Sea Race Trophy in the overall IRC stakes and the IRC 1 Class title. By taking the outside track and avoiding the wind hole, Philip Turner / Duncan Hine's Reichel/Pugh 66 Alive claimed line honours and set a new race record in the process, to hold onto 2nd place overall and win the IRC 0 Class title. Goto RCSR Report 6

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryBoracay Cup - Centennial III survives protest and wins on count back
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

04:03:2016 Boracay, Philippines: After three days of racing, it all came down to a two race shootout on the final day. When we left off yesterday, Ernesto Echauz's TP52 Standard Insurance Centennial III held a slender one point lead over Ray Ordoveza's Excel 53 Karakoa and Sam Chan's TP52 Freefire was on a comeback, after being disqualified the day before. The two TP52's have been going head to head, while Karakoa consistently picked up podium places from the back of the fleet. The stage was set for a final day showdown and although the prevailing North Easterly breeze, mellowed down in the mid teens, the sun was out and shades of blue filled the camera lens. Some jockeying around for the first start but "All Clear" came over the radio waves and it was on. Being the fifth race of the series the "Drop Race" came into play and further narrowed in the overall score line. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 4 & Summary

Neptune Regatta - Victory for Windsikher II and Kaze in final shootout...
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Goto AY Race Report 6, 7 & Summary13:02:2016 Nongsa Marina, Batam, Indonesia: With only one point separating first and second places in the IRC Racing Class, the final windward/leeward races in Batam would determine the overall winner. A similar situation existed in the Multihull Racing Class were Graham Horn's Jaza Too and Xavier Glenard / Damien Geoffray's Kaze, have traded first and second places and all hinged on the final return race from Karas Besar. An early start and good reaching conditions up the Bintan Strait, saw them all home and packing up by mid afternoon. Two windward/leeward races for the IRC Racers in 13 to 16 knots and a lumpy seaway, sealed the deal for Sarab Singh's Welbourn 52 Windsikher II, to make it four regatta wins in a row, on the new ride. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 6, 7 & Summary

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

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 daily AY & RHKYC Press Releases...Black Baza claims handicap honours on first offshore race
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19th O
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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Goto RSYC RegattaJuly 23rd, 24th & 30th - RSYC Regatta - Singapore
The RSYC Regatta is the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club signature keelboat event, held over two weekends each year. Three days of Fleet Racing for IRC A, IRC B, PY, SB20 & One Design classes, plus the Access 2.3 for Sailability sailors. The third day is a passage race around nearby islands. They will be competing for an array of perpetual Challenge Trophy's, dating back to 1926. More info, NOR and enter online at: and contact Huzaini Ibrahim at or Phone +65 6768 9382 

Sail Maluku Rally August 6th Start - Sail Maluku Archipelago Rally
Helen de Lima from PT. Sandy DELIMA Tour & Travel is promoting the Sail Maluku Rally 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 extensivel and had a great time at Nusa Laut, Banda and Saumlaki. Check it out at Hellen de Lima E-mail: Phone +62-911-341257 Fax: +62-911-354952 Mobile: +62812 815 2078


Western Circuit Sailing Regatta August 13, 14th & 20th - 19th 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 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: or contact PH +65 68280328 Fax:+65 68280323 Goto AY Regatta Reports 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2001


Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race & Rally

August 13th Start - 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 nm sleigh ride 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. C.A.I.T cruising permit has been abolished and replaced with easy online port clearances. 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 or email them at:


China Coast Regatta***** October 22nd - 24th - 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 Hainan Offshore Race makes a welcome return to the calendar. The NOR and SI's are at: or contact by E-mail or Call +852 2239 0391. Goto past years 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Race Reports

China Cup International RegattaOctober 26th - 30th - 10th 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 2015 Race Reports & Photo Gallery


Hong Kong to Hainan Race***** November 3rd start - Biennial Hainan Race
Biennial HK to Hainan RaceBy popular demand the Hong Kong to Hainan Island Race conducted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is back on the racing calendar. This 355nm course has been described as "A fantastic downhill slide, full of gybes" to Sanya on Hainan Island, renowned as a playground for China’s jet set. The target time for the racing fleet is to break 26hrs, set in 2014 by Karl Kwok's TP52 Team Beau Geste with 25hrs 54mins 33secs as the benchmark.

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, RHKYC Sailing Manager, Ailsa Angus at or (t) +852 2239 0395 The NoR and SI's are available from


Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November 18th - 26th - 27th 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  2015


Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** Dec 3rd - 10th - 30th 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 30 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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