2010/2011 AsianYachting Grand Prix Championship
2010-11 AYGP Championship
December 2010 - AYGP Update

2010-11 AYGP - Moving into top gear...
2010-11 AYGP ChampionshipBy AsianYachting MultiMedia
15 Dec 2010: Although Ray Roberts and Neil Pryde have resumed their battle at the top of the 2010-11 AYGP Championship, this has not deterred the other competitors from having a go at them. In fact, at the final King's Cup press conference, Ray Roberts admitted that their presence has lifted the standard of racing in the Asian region, which now includes five TP52s, to be as good as anywhere in the world. The light and changing conditions saw many place changes and the dueling duo did not have it all their own way. The Racing Class results were exceptionally close coming down to the last race on the last day and the final results saw just one point difference between Evolution Racing and Hi Fi, that also delivered an unprecedented dead heat in race six. They were just 11 seconds apart at the finish and equal on corrected time.

2010 PKCR AY Photo Gallery After applying pressure all week Sam Chan's Freefire finally found themselves at the top of the fleet winning line and handicap honours in the last race, to lift them into third overall. Despite the light conditions Frank Pong's 75’ Reichel Pugh, Jelik III managed to convert line honours into some podium places and is getting closer to claiming the double and overall title. He also realized his dream of seeing an all-Chinese team compete in the Racing Class when Olympian, Song Xia Quin took the helm of Jelik V and put in an admirable performance at the Raja Muda and King's Cup.

2010 Raja Muda AY Photo GalleryThe practice of having crew members staying overnight on the big boats, possibly avoided the yachts coming to grief, when the westerly wind arrived and washed 10 boats onto the beach and caused the cancellation of the final day of racing. This maybe a cumbersome task but the one time it is needed has proven to be very valuable.

The skippers and crew will now take a well earned break for Christmas and the New Year before coming back together for the Royal Langkawi International Regatta from January 11th to 15th and the Singapore Straits Regatta from January 26th to 29th.

After four 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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2010-11 AYGP ChampionshipPoints 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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