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December 2010 - AYGP Newsletter

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Goto Raja Muda Race Reports 03 Dec 2010: Every regatta brings a new set of obstacles to overcome. Last week it was the overnight passage races on the Raja Muda regatta, next week its the tricky inter island and intense windward/leeward courses to the South and West of Phuket during the King's Cup to contend with. Attracting the largest number of entries from near and far, introduces a new degree of difficulty, which makes it harder to win or even capture a podium place.

Ten high tech yachts have entered the racing class and are more than ever determined to get the better of Neil Pryde and Ray Roberts, that run full on professional campaigns and have dominated proceedings over the last few years. Boat owners are constantly working on modifications to improve the boats performance and optimize the IRC rating to suit the local conditions. No stranger to the King's Cup, Hannes Waimer returns with a TP52 Team Premier, this time all the way from Dubai. This makes it five TP52's on the starting grid, which is a first for the Asian region and we can expect some start line drama and a close battle on the high seas as the racing unfolds. By scoring 3rd place in the Raja Muda, Xiaqun Song and her all Chinese crew on Frank Pong's TP52 Jelik V have shown they are a force to be reckoned with and intend on getting in amongst the action again. After three regattas under the new high scoring system, we now have twelve different skippers and yachts scoring points towards winning the 2010-11 Evolution Sails AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. Check out the Asian Racing Calendar for the all year round racing season, held at some of the finest tropical island resorts in Asia.

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Goto AY Photo LibraryThe new Nikon D3100 has not had a moments rest since purchasing the day before the Raja Muda started. One hundred images have been selected for the Raja Muda AY Photo Gallery and posted at: http://asianyachting.com/photos/photo.htm?RMSIR10 Almost all the boats feature in the slide show, as well as all the trials and tribulations that could be caught on camera, during daylight hours. Looking back during processing the photos, has reminded me of the endurance and determination required to cover this island hopping event, let alone seriously compete on a racing yacht. Don't forget, higher resolution images are available FREE for personal use and enquiries for commercial use can be accepted by emailing info@asianyachting.com This also goes for all the images in the AY Photo Library which contains over six years of regatta galleries to choose from. Check them out at: http://asianyachting.com/photos/default.htm Enjoy!

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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 each with 1 a piece). Every year the events 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 annual AYGP is the best way to fairly grade competing Boat owners and Skippers ability to successfully run a full-on racing campaign through Asian waters over the 2010-11 Season. 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.

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