2010-11 AYGP Championship

2010/2011 AsianYachting Grand Prix Championship
July 2010 - Update

SS Raceweek 2010 - AY Photo GalleryJuly 2010 AYGP Update - Spectacular start to 2010-11 Season
By AsianYachting Event Media
Evolution Sails AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awardsThroughout SS Phuket Raceweek the overall lead in the IRC Racing class, seesawed between Scott Duncanson's Phuket 8 Quantum Fusion M and Ben Copley's Swan CS 42 Katsu. Coming into the final storm swept day, Copley's Katsu had a two point lead over Duncanson's Quantum Fusion M. The previous day Antony Hastings' Beneteau First 53 F5 Baby Tonga went out determined to put in a good showing in the fresh conditions to hold onto third overall with Ray Waldron's brand new Phuket 8 Surf Patrol improving with every race and nipping on the leaders heels. Final podium placing's were dependant on how many races could be run on the last day.

Scott Duncanson managed to keep his Phuket 8 Quantum Fusion M upright and sailed conservatively during the height of the storm to take Race 7 handicap honours. Ben Copley's Katsu took line honours and second place, but Duncanson was closing in fast. The race committee were set up and almost ready to hold Race 8 when the second storm struck and had to abandon proceedings. Copley finally ditched Katsu's bridesmaid role and took home the overall Racing Class trophy. Antony Hastings Baby Tonga did enough in the earlier races to take third spot on the podium. Under the new scoring system the first five boats now score points towards the Evolution Sails AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards which have been updated at: http://asianyachting.com/news/AYGP10-11.htm Also goto the complete SSPR - AY Race Report 4 & Summary

Raceweek 2010 - AY Photo GalleryThe SS Raceweek 2010 - AY Photo Gallery is posted at: http://asianyachting.com/photos/photo.htm?PRW10 Almost every boat is included plus some of the boat damage incurred and some artistic shots taken in and around the rocky outcrops on the course. 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 can be found at: http://asianyachting.com/photos/photo.htm?AYGP0910 If your still looking for more action, 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

Evolution Sails AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awardsWe are embarking on a design competition amongst budding artists living in the SE Asian region, for the Evolution Sails AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year trophy. The finished product is expected to mark a memorable and unique occasion and also must be 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

Each year the events on the annual AsianYachting Grand Prix Championship come 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. 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. The next event is the China Coast Regatta - October 15th to 17th which is quickly followed by the Hong Kong to Vietnam Offshore Race - Starting on October 20th. These events will see the Hong Kong boats kick start their season and make their way down to SE Asia to contest the 21st Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta - November 19th - 27th and the 24th Phuket Kings Cup Regatta - December 4th - 11th to round off 2010.

Raceweek 2010 - AY Photo Gallery2010-11 AYGP comes alive
Raceweek 2010 - AY Photo Gallery 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.

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