January 2017 - AsianYachting Grand Prix - News

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Half way into the season and it's all change in the AYGP
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January 25th 2017: The overall results at the Royal Langkawi Int. Regatta, brings many changes to the AYGP Rankings at the half way mark, in the 2016-17 Season. Defending champion, Anthony Root/Steve Manning's Ker Custom 42 Black Baza returns to the top of the rankings, by nature of competing on five point scoring regattas this season. Trailing by 7.5 points, Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake II have a regatta in hand, over Black Baza and high scoring at remaining events, will put them back on top of the leader board.

Goto 2016-17 AsianYachting Grand PrixSeven race wins in Langkawi, for Niels Degenkolw's X 3/4 ton Phoenix, earns them 14.5 points and rapidly advance into third place, after contesting only three regattas. Competing with distinction on two different yachts (Farr 520 Zuhal and Platu 25 MAFT1), Mohd. Masyuri A Rahmat takes over 4th place in the AYGP Skipper rankings. While John Newnham's Firefly 850 Sports Twin Sharks slips down to 4th place, in the AYGP Yacht rankings.

Goto AYGP Skipper RankingsDespite the low turnout in the Racing Class, resulting in low scoring at the Raja Muda and King's Cup, the Whitcraft family all conquering TP52 THA 72, struck gold at the Royal Langkawi Int. Regatta and lift themselves, up into 6th place.

Goto AYGP Skipper RankingsAlso moving up the table is, Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly into 7th place from the Cruising Class and Scott Bradley's Sydney 40 Emagine big performance in Langkawi, into 8th. After contesting all four regattas on the Western Circuit, Robert van Paridon's 12.81m trimaran Tantrum Too sails into 9th place, in the race ultimately for the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles.

Goto AYGP Yacht RankingsNext up is the Neptune Regatta (Jan 28th - Feb 4th) the last regatta on the Western Circuit this season. Then switches over to the Philippines for the windy Subic Bay to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup (Feb 18th -24th) and continues on till the Eastern Circuit is completed.

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