December 2018 - AsianYachting Grand Prix - News

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Goto AYGP Microsite.Ray Roberts regains the lead in the AYGP Rankings...
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Dec 12th 2018: A convincing 6 race victory for Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood at the Phuket King's Cup and despite low scoring with only 4 entries in the IRC 0 class, they return to the top of the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings, in grand style. Being deprived of the last race win and overall victory, Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake III had to settle on 2nd place and opened the door for Roberts to come through and retake the overall lead, in the AYGP Skipper Rankings by only 1.5 points, but Mandrake III still leads the AYGP Yacht Rankings by 9.5 points from Team Hollywood. Local SE Asian based skippers John Newnham defended the Firefly 850 Sports title on Twin Sharks, and 3rd place for Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly in the Cruising Class, improves their Rankings, to be tied on 30 points, in 3rd overall.

Goto AYGP Skipper RankingsSix 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.

Goto AYGP Yacht RankingsThe 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.

Goto Neptune RegattaClosely 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.

Goto Subic Bay Regatta Notice of RaceBig 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:..

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