2010-11 AYGP Championship

2010/2011 AsianYachting Grand Prix Championship
July 2010 - Newsletter

2009-10 AYGP Skipper of the Year awardsEvolution Sails sponsors new Skipper & Yacht of the Year trophy
Evolution SailsBy AsianYachting Event Media
We proudly announce that Evolution Sails have come onboard as trophy sponsor for the 2010-11 AYGP Championship to be known as the Evolution Sails AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. They have also signed up for a years worth of Internet advertising in AsianYachting monthly publications and Race Reports. We will still be presenting the Perpetual AYGP Cup filled with chilled champagne and the Armani Koh Samui blue blazer at the gala Sawadee.com Regatta 2010 Samui season ending prize presentation. The new trophy will be the one that the winning skipper can take home with them and display in their trophy cabinet. Winning these awards is considered a very special honour, where skippers and boat owners are rewarded for running a successful racing campaign over 10 regatta's held in SE & E Asian waters each year. (See below)

As these prestigious awards go way beyond cheap plastic trophy's, we are considering a design competition amongst budding artists living in the SE Asian region, to make it not only a memorable and unique occasion but also worthy of displaying in the office back home. We welcome any interest from designers and artists that would like to get involved with the trophy design competition by contacting info@asianyachting.com

Photo Gallery - Sawadee.com Regatta 2010 SamuiAfter revising the AY Advertising Packages and Rates earlier this year, we have narrowed the selection down to two separate Combo Packages 1. Spots on the AYGP Newsletter/Updates & AY Race Reports and 2. Monthly AY News & Views - Classified Adds & Website Rotating Banners. For as little as US$100 per month (Min 3 months) we can put together a small Internet advertising campaign to promote your interests on selected AY Multimedia publications. Take advantage of this transitional period while it lasts - Special Rates can still be negotiated by E-mailing info@asianyachting.com

2009-10 AYGP Photo GalleryChanges to the 2010-11 AYGP - Each year the events on the annual AsianYachting Grand Prix Championship comes under close scrutiny and must reflect the high standards expected by the Racing Class boat owners and a fair turnout of top level Racing Teams to compete at the event. For the 2010-11 Season we will be broadening our scope by incorporating an all New - High Scoring Ranking System that scores the best five yachts at each event. (More details after Raceweek). After a consensus of opinion amongst the winning skippers at Koh Samui, it was decided that we could not go on like last season, when Ray Roberts contested all ten AYGP events to win the title. Some of us have a proper job and thriving business to attend to some time. So the best seven regatta results out of the 10 AYGP Events are to be counted. This is Internationally deemed to be the best way to determine the top Evolution Sails AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year.in Asian waters each year.

Photo Gallery - Sawadee.com Regatta 2010 SamuiSelecting the events each year is of paramount importance. The Biennial HK to Vietnam Race returns for the 2010-11 Season in place of the Rolex China Sea Race and all other events on the annual Asian Sailing Calendar remain roughly the same (Except for the Philippines TBA) as last season. Six Senses Phuket Raceweek kicks off the 2010-11 AYGP Championship this week from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th July as the elegant Six Senses Evason Resort plays host on the south east coast of Phuket.

Capt Marty will be there and keeping our 3,000 strong circulation list and 2,000 daily web page browsers, up with almost all the live action on the water by producing SSPRW10 - AY Race Reports during the event and posting links on fashionable social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, AY Blog and RSS Feed which increases web traffic tremendously and gets the advertisers message well into mainstream media circles.

Goto AY Photo LibraryAsianYachting Photo Galleries
Sawadee.com Regatta 2010 Samui at: http://asianyachting.com/photos/photo.htm?KSR10
Highlights of all the racing class action at the 10 X 2009-10 AYGP events including the Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards ceremony at: http://asianyachting.com/photos/photo.htm?AYGP0910
AY Multimedia posts these galleries on Picasa and flickr for the world at large to enjoy.
Meanwhile all the individual Regatta Galleries since 2004 and much much more can be accessed from the AY Photo Library at http://asianyachting.com/photos/default.htm
Many thanks must go to all the regatta organisers for providing facilities for the media and the numerous journalists and photographers that we have had the pleasure of working with throughout the year. If any images capture your eye don't hesitate in contacting us for high resolution copies both for personal and commercial use.

About the annual AYGP
Points are awarded each sailing season based on the racing class Skippers and Yachts performance over Ten x 5-Star Yachting Events that make up the AY Grand Prix Championship (Malaysia 2, Hong Kong 2, Thailand 4 plus Singapore and the Philippines (TBA) each with 1 a piece). This system fairly grades the competing Boatowners and Skippers ability to successfully run a full-on racing campaign through Asian waters over the 2010 - 11 Season.

20010/11 AYGP Championship (10 Events)
2009-10 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the YearSix Senses Phuket Raceweek - July 21st to 25th
China Coast Regatta - October 15th to 17th
Hong Kong to Vietnam Offshore Race - October 20th start
21st Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta - November 19th - 27th
24th Phuket Kings Cup Regatta - December 4th - 11th
8th Royal Langkawi Int Regatta - January 11th - 15th
17th Singapore Straits Regatta - January 26th - 29th
Commodore's Cup - Subic Bay or President's Cup - Boracay (Event & Dates TBA)
7th Top of The Gulf Regatta - May 1st to 5th
10th Sawadee.com Regatta, Samui - May 30th - June 4th

2010-11 AYGP comes alive
We like to keep our readers up to speed and will again be generating monthly AYGP Newsletters with all the finer points on the upcoming events, expert analysis, race results plus links to the 2010-11 AYGP site with the all NEW Ranking System. Goto the latest AYGP Newsletter or the AYGP Update which also notify's sailors when the regatta Photo Galleries are posted online after each of the ten selected regatta/races that score points.

Live Audi MedCup Circuit - BarcelonaNOW Showing LIVE on AYTV July 20 - 25
Live
Audi MedCup Circuit - Barcelona racing for the TP52 Series starts on Wednesday 21st and the GP42 Series starts Thursday 22nd, July (Weather permitting) at 1900 East Asian Time every day. Replay the Louis Vuitton Trophy - La Maddalena, Sardegna on LVT and AYTV channels. Replay the Audi MedCup & World Match Racing Tour daily highlight programs and race by race action on SAIL TV long after the racing is over. Warning - Quite often the streaming gets hung up, so don't be frightened to Click on Refresh or toggle around between the players to find something that suites you.

This AYGP July 2010 Mewsletter is proudly sponsored by the following advertisers.

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