June 2018 - AsianYachting Grand Prix - News

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2017/2018 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
"Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia"

Fred Kinmonth & Nick Burns, crowned AYGP Skippers of the Year
That's a wrap for 2017-18 AYGP Season
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By AY MultiMedia
June 07th 2018: Another outstanding AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) season came to a thrilling conclusion. For the first time in the 16 AYGP year history, 335 Skippers and 320 Yachts have scored points, in at least one of the 13 point scoring events, that make up the family of AYGP five star regattas/races each season. We were honoured to crown Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns, plus their mostly corinthian crew, on Mandrake III, with the 2017-18 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles and go down in history, in the all inclusive class era, for winning six point scoring regattas in one season.

Goto AYGP Skipper RankingsThey have had a fantastic run of class victories this season, at the China Coast Regatta, King's Cup, Subic Verde Is. Race & Subic Cup, IRC Overall on Rolex China Sea Race, Commodores Cup and finished it off at the season ending Samui Regatta. This is not an easy task, as most skippers would be happy to win just one regatta. That's why the AYGP is known as 'The Hardest Sports Trophy to Win in Asia'.

Goto AYGP Yacht RankingsThis unique partnership has successfully run yachting campaigns over the past 20 years and scored in all 16 AYGP seasons, on four different yachts. Mostly finishing in the top order, with three runner up places and now topping it off with victory on their finest year, is acknowledgement of their outstanding achievements and honours their special sailing partnership.

Goto Samui Regatta Photo GalleryDespite the lack of IRC 0 entries, resulting in low scoring at some regattas, victory for Kevin and Tom Whitcraft's TP52 THA72 at the Top of the Gulf Regatta and season ending Samui Regatta, they become the big mover and shakers, to shoot up the leader board and dislodge Chris Mitchell's Lady Bubbly from 2nd overall in the annual AYGP Rankings. They entered and won four regattas this season and are threatening to contest some Hong Kong events next season, to fulfill the 6 point scoring regattas and could be in contention in the 2018-19 titles.

Goto Samui Regatta Photo GalleryCheck out how your favourite teams ended up in the 2017-18 AYGP Rankings, by clicking on Skipper - Yacht - Regatta.

Between now and the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (July 18th - 22nd) is the time we accept any suggestions, constructive criticism, improve the scoring system and select the regattas for next season.

Remembering the main aim of the AYGP Ranking system has always been, to rank Boat Owners and Skippers, ability to organise and run a racing campaign, through Asian waters during the season. As a result, we have decided to revert back (See May AYGP News) to awarding the Skipper and Yacht points to multiple Skipper/Owners, in future seasons.

See what the AYGP is all about, by viewing the promotion video by Marine Scene Asia

View AYGP Promo VideoGoto Samui Regatta Photo Gallery or other regattas in the AY Photo Library

Follow the seasons progress in the AYGP News - July - October - Mid October - End October - November - December - End of December - January - February - Mid February - March - April - May

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