2016 - AsianYachting Grand
Prix - News
& Yacht of the Year
"Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia"
start to 2016-17 AsianYachting Grand
variable wind and strong tidal currents, resulted in only four races being
completed at the 2016-17
Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. As
only two TP52's contested the top Racing Class 0, under the AYGP
Scoring System, it also reduced the chances of scoring big on their first
outing in anger. Consequently the winners of the classes that had five
or more entries, now lead the AYGP
by small margins. Three race wins for Alan
Carwadine's Stealth 11.8 Asia Catamarans Hurricane in
the Multihull Class and John
Newnham's Twin Sharks in the Firefly 850 One-Design class
has them tied on 13 points at the top of the table.
winning their classes with two wins, a five way tie exists between Scott
Bradley's Sydney 40 Emagine, Niels Degenkolw's X3/4 Ton MK2 Phoenix,
Jim Ellis' S&S 42 Remington, Clement Lim's Platu 25 Phuket
Boat Lagoon Weasel and Mick
Tilden's Corsair Pulse Pixalux Sudu Blue won all four races but
their score is reduced, with only four boats in the class.
both TP52's, Ray
Roberts Millenium Racing I and Peter Ahern's Oi!
finished down the order, they are grateful for the
opportunity for crew to have an early match up and have identified further
boat optimisation plans in light air. There is now a three month gap till
the next point scoring event, at the China
Coast Regatta on October 22nd - 24th and quickly followed
by the Hong
Kong to Hainan Race starting on November 3rd. This gives
boat owners the opportunity to regroup and relocate their boat according
to the campaign they are running.
Big News this month comes from the
Royal Selangor Yacht Club. This year’s Raja
Muda Selangor International Regatta will see the addition
of a new TP52 division, with a brand new RMSIR TP52 Cup for the winner.
The TP52 division will require the yachts to compete over four consecutive
days – a day of harbour racing in Penang, the passage race from
Penang to Langkawi, and two days of harbour racing in Langkawi. TP52
owners can choose to compete solely in the very competitive four-day TP52
Division event, or in both the full IRC Class 1 racing and the TP52 Cup.
Rankings, by clicking on Skipper
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
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