Roberts regains the lead in the AYGP
Six race victories for Dan Fidock’s Moore 36 Fugazi and becoming the 'giant slayer' over Meitatsu Fukumoto / Seng Huang Lee’s ORMA 60 SHK Scallywag FUKU skippered by David Witt, to claim the overall Multihull Racing stakes and awarded the "Highest AYGP Scorer" at the King's Cup, adding 16 points to their tally and close into 6th overall in the Rankings. SHK Scallywag FUKU also improves to 8th overall, after scoring points at three events this season.
The next big showdown, comes in the New Year, at the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta (January 7th - 12th) with Roberts Team Hollywood expected to take on Kevin Whitcraft's defending champion TP52 THA 72 again and the Multihull's fielding a mixed class, with John Newnham's Firefly 850 Sports Twin Sharks, going head to head with Dan Fidock’s Fugazi in a winner take all battle.
Closely followed by the Neptune Regatta (February 2nd - 9th), and the new organisers, Prakash Reddy and the Nongsa Point Marina team, are eagerly upgrading the program and report that several new and returning teams, are intending to enter the 'Race to the Equator' to round out their 2018-19 AYGP Rankings, as the Western Circuit comes to an end.
Big News from the Philippines. As a result of President Duterte's call to close down Boracay hotels last year, the Subic Boracay Race and Cup was cancelled and keeping in line with the long passage race and inshore regatta format, was replaced with the 200nm Subic Bay Around Verde Island Passage Race and the Subic Bay Cup Regatta. Same this year and building onto the success of the one design FarEast 28 class available for charter to National teams, for Match & Fleet racing between 24th Feb to Mar 2nd. This event is now the 2018-19 AYGP point scoring event this season. The Notice of Races are available Here:..
If your wondering what the fuss is all about, the prestigious 2018-19 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year are on the line and if you want to help out, take a look at the AYGP promotion video by Marine Scene Asia, then go to the AYGP Sponsorship Entitlements and Advertising Packages on offer for the 2018-19 Season Here...
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