2018 - AsianYachting Grand
Prix - News
& Yacht of the Year
"Hardest sports trophy to
win in Asia"
Kinmonth & Nick Burns, 2017-18 AYGP
For 15 years, the AsianYachting
Grand Prix (AYGP)
the Year titles,
were awarded to Skipper(s)/Boat Owner(s), but at the start of this 16th
we came under fire, for presenting the 2015-16
titles, jointly to Anthony Root and Steve Manning’s Black Baza.
They fundamentally had two teams that competed separately at selected
events. This season we tried awarding the points to the person in charge
of the yacht at each event and soon discovered this single decision, became
very divisive and unfair to multiple skipper/owner teams, that genuinely
compete with the same crew and share the planning, crew roles and responsibilities
between themselves when onboard.
main aim of the AYGP
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 to awarding the Skipper
points to multiple Skipper/Owners for the 2017-18
and into the future.
a fantastic run of victories this season, Fred Kinmonth / Nick Burns with
mainly a corinthian crew on their GTS 43 Mandrake III have won
their class at the China
Verde Is. Race & Subic
IRC Overall on Rolex
China Sea Race, Commodores
Cup and 2nd place at the Raja
we are honoured to announce that Fred and Nick have jointly won the 2017-18
titles, on their own merits and will be awarded at the season ending Samui
Regatta from May 26th to June 2nd, at the Centara
Grand Beach Resort on Chewang Beach, Ko Samui.
unique partnership have successfully run yachting campaigns over the past
20 years and scored in all 15 AYGP
seasons to date, 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.
they win the IRC 1 class at the Samui
they will be the first team in the all inclusive class era, to go down
in history, for winning six point scoring regattas in one season.
should also get ready for a double celebration, as past and present crew
plus many supporters, are expected to cheer them on, as they don navy
blue blazers, collect the trophies and have a champagne celebration (A
la Grand Prix style) for running the longest and highly successful racing
campaign in Asian waters so far and hopefully for many years to come.
for the first time in the 16th AYGP
year history, 339 Skippers
Yachts have scored points
by contesting in at least, one of the 12 point scoring events already
held, that make up the family of 13 AYGP
five star regattas/races each season.
out the 2017-18
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