2016 - AsianYachting Grand
Prix - News
& Yacht of the Year
"Hardest sports trophy to
win in Asia"
ahead in the AYGP
winning all eight IRC Class
3 races at the Raja
popular Aussie David Fuller makes
a grand entrance, into 6th
lifts the chartered Beneteau 44.7 Fujin
up into 3rd place, in the Yacht
Rankings. Six IRC Class 1 race wins, for Sarab
Singh's Welbourn 52 Windsikher II launches their
racing campaign into 8th overall, after contesting only one event. Second
and third places for Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake
II and Anthony
Root/Steve Manning's Ker Custom 42 Black Baza
respectively, brings Mandrake
II to within 1.5 points of the
present leader Black Baza. Both yachts have contested three regattas
and have left the door open for others to score better, at coming events.
in with five wins, Chris
Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly
makes a gigantic leap up the AYGP
coming from 41st place, to 3rd overall, after contesting two events in
the Cruising Class. Despite three low scoring performances, in the Premier
Cruising Class, Hong Kong's
Adrian Bell's Azuree 46 Outlaw, are making their debut in SE
Asian waters and have scored enough, to take over 5th spot.
King's Cup looming next week,
it gives Thai based skippers and yachts, an opportunity to improve their
rankings. Top scoring regional boats, Alan
Carwadine's Stealth 11.8 Asia Catamarans Hurricane and
Newnham's Twin Sharks, competed
with distinction, at the season opening Cape
Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek in
the Multihull Classes. Putting in another good performance,
they are expected to come within striking distance, of the leaders.
is stiff in the respective racing classes and overall results will have
a bearing, on regatta participation and AYGP
and Yacht of the Year scoring, for the rest of the season.
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Regatta (Jan 28th - Feb 4th) to appropriately ring in the
out the 2016-17
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