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Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummarySevere test on final races at Western Circuit
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 23rd: Dark storm clouds, wind shear half way up the course causing first race to be blown off, heavy rain and constant changes in wind direction and speed, kept the Race Officers on their toes and competitors playing snakes and ladders. Combined with some premature starters, crowded mark rounding's, late spinnaker drops in 15 knot gusts and the drop race coming into play for the IRC classes, saw some big gains and losses on the overall rankings. By persevering with the conditions, a full bout of races were completed and another Western Circuit comes to a successful conclusion, Goto Race Results, AY Photo Gallery and Race Report 4 & Summary

2014-15 AsianYachting Grand Prix off to a solid start...
By AY MultiMedia
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23rd July 2014: A lot of discussion at the season opening Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (Goto AY Photo Gallery), revolved around further participation at the twelve events, that make up the 2014-15 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP). Quite a few of the top racing yacht owners and skippers, are planning their movements based on competing in at least six events during the season, to put themselves in the running for the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. Although Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady 6, won the IRC Racing Class title in fine style and kicked off their assault on the 2014-15 AYGP title, it's Roland Dane's Corby 36 Jessandra II, with five wins in a row and a run away victory in the IRC 2 Class, that opens at the top of the AYGP leaderboard. All the class winners and podium places followed suite in the 2014-15 Rankings, which can be viewed by Skipper - Yacht - Regatta - Race Dates and Scoring System. Goto July AYGP News...

CPHPR - Barmy tropics interrupts racing but persistence pays off
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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...
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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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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...
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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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September 9th - 20th - 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 their Facebook page or at Songline Cruises Contact the Sandeq Race organisers at:
Story on the Sandeq Race


China Coast Regatta***** October 10th - 12th - 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. Last year 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 the RHKYC Sailing Manager Alex Johnston, E-mail or Call +852 2239 0362, Fax +852 2239 0364. Goto past years 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Race Reports

Hong Kong to Hainan Race/Biennial HK to Hainan Race***** October 16th start - Biennial Hainan Race
By 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 29hrs 25min 08secs, set in 2005 by Sam Chan’s 70’ ULDB Sled, Ffree Fire.

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 Alex Johnston, RHKYC Sailing Manager, E-mail or Call +852 2239 0362, Fax +852 2239 0364. The NoR and SI's are available from


China Cup International RegattaOctober 24th - 27th - 8th 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. The Longcheer Yacht Club are the hosting venue and 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 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 Race Reports


Sail Malaysia details
November to December -
Sail Malaysia - Passage to Langkawi

The rally started in Darwin during July as Sail Indonesia with over 100 entrants. Sail Malaysia will be taking over from Singapore and offer a series of linked events, going north up the west coast of Malaysia stopping at Lumut and Penang before going onto the final presentation and dinner on the duty-free island of Langkawi during the first week of December.
The first stop will be co-hosted by the two major marine attractions in southern Johor, west of the causeway at Danga Bay and Puteri Harbour Marina. More info contact Sazli Kamal Basha Website:
Office: +603 77276561, H/P: +6012 2094418

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta ***** November 14th - 22nd - 25th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta
Celebrating the 25th anniversary, 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. There are significant changes this year to the start in Pt Klang and finish in 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


Got World Match Racing Tour November 25th - 29th - Monsoon Cup Terengganu, Malaysia
Goto Monsoon Cup After nine successful events the final round of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour will be held in Terengganu, Malaysia. The Monsoon Cup has attracted MYR 1.57 millon (approx US$454,000) prize pool, which is the biggest on the tour and fitting for the grand final. Sailed in Foundation 36's, designed by New Zealander Brett Bakewell-White. This project is inline with the Malaysian PM's plan to develop the East coast for yachting and marine tourism activities. The prevailing NE Monsoon winds is a big attraction and the event is fast becoming Malaysia's yachting equivalent of the Formula 1 GP in Sepang. So keep your eyes on: for progress on the Tour and local Monsoon Cup news at: All enquiries contact: Phone: +603 7954 2204 Email Past AY Race Reports 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012


Phuket Kings Cup Regatta

***** Nov 30th - Dec 6th - 28th 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 28 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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