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Victory for the Scallywags into homeport...
Goto VOR websiteAfter breaking away from the pack in the doldrums, Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag held onto the lead for nearly 3000nm to win Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race and lead the fleet into their home port of Hong Kong. It’s an historic win for skipper David Witt and his team who had to overcome significant setbacks on the previous legs as they come to grips with racing the VOR 65. Witt and navigator Libby Greenhalgh had a plan and stuck to it. "Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and this time it worked for us". Even when the team dropped miles recovering a man overboard after Alex Gough was swept off the boat and the chasing boats began chipping away at the lead, two days out from the finish, they stuck to their guns and did what they thought was right and it worked out. Witt said. “All teams need a bit of confidence and I think one thing that is underrated in sport is momentum and this will certainly give the Scallywags plenty of that and acknowledged the significance of the win as the local team leading the fleet into the first ever Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Hong Kong. For the team owner, Seng Huang Lee, who has supported Scallywag sailing over the years, it’s a big moment. Everything on the VOR can be found Here...

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Goto January AYGP NewsChris Mitchell rises to the top of AYGP Rankings
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January 16th 2018: Despite scoring only 6 points at the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta, Chris Mitchell skippering his Naut 40 Lady Bubbly has contested 4 regattas this season and takes over the lead in the AYGP Skipper Rankings, bumping John Newnham down to 2nd place and Ray Roberts to 3rd. Different story in the AYGP Yacht Rankings, Lady Bubbly moves up to 2nd place, but trails Otonomos Mandrake III with an 8 point lead, after contesting 4 events. By winning all 7 races, Niels Degenkolw's X 3/4 ton Mk2 Phoenix becomes the big mover and shaker, from 25th to 10th in the Skipper Rankings, after only two events. Six wins for the Whitcraft's TP52 THA 72 make a huge leap from 39th to 5th in the Yacht Rankings and if they continue on their winning ways, pose the biggest threat to the leaders at coming regattas. Goto January AYGP News...

RLIR - Class winners overcome the odds...
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Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary13:01:2018 Langkawi, Malaysia: Although there were a few little ripples on Kua Harbour, PRO Simon James and his race team found 9 knots on the coastal course area to the East of Langkawi and it was full steam ahead to finish the regatta. Two windward/leeward races and it was all over. Then back to the marina to pack up the yachts and the closing dinner and prize presentation party. In some classes the overall result was already decided but they were all out on the water, in an act of sportsmanship to enjoy the final races. With only a couple of points separating the leaders, all eyes were on the IRC 1, Multihull, Club and Ocean Rover classes to see who would come out on top. Although struggling with the wind strength all week, racing was held each day on a variety of courses and everyone is happy with how it has turned out. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary and AY Photo Gallery

RSHYR Update - Matt Allen & Ichi Ban are the overall champions
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28 December, 2017: 2200hrs While everyone seemed to be preoccupied with the Line Honours protest and decision, time has run out for the 49 IRC yachts still at sea and Matt Allen's brand new TP52 Ichi Ban is the IRC overall and Division 1 winner, that takes home the prestigious Tattersall’s Cup for their efforts. Of the 103 boats entered this year 98 yachts are racing for the overall handicap and class results. While the elapsed time records were being broken, up ahead by the big boats, Ichi Ban also set a new record for a conventionally ballasted yacht (not water ballasted and not canting keel) of 1 day, 19 hours, 10 minutes and 20 seconds. Goto complete set of RSHYR - AY Updates on the one page...

King's Cup - The winners are in the fast lane...
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Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary9th December 2017: After blowing the birds out of the trees all week, the North Easterly finally gave up the ghost and left the fleet floating around on a glassy seaway, with Race Officers scanning the horizon for wind ripples to appear. Two hours went by before PRO Ross Chisholm found some consistency from the ESE breeze on the Southern Course A and went into the starting sequence. No such luck on the Northern Course B and after four hours waiting around, PRO Simon James sent the cruising fleet home without a start. The leaders of various cruising classes rejoiced without even lifting a finger, while the racing classes battled it out on one short windward/leeward course, with some detrimental effects on the overall results. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 5 & Summary

Goto AY Race Report 6 & SummaryRMSIR - Windsikker II records historic three-peat...
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25th Nov 2017: An early morning downpour put a dampener on proceedings but stopped in time for the crucial deciding races to take place. If your wondering how to cause mass evacuation from a bar full of seasoned sailors, just sound the horn and lower the AP flag and it's deserted within minutes. As it turned out, only 45 minutes delay for the starting sequence and the fleet were underway with an 8-10 knot North Easterly pumping down Bass Harbour. The Cruising Classes and IRC 4 were dispatched on an island course, while IRC 1 and Premier Cruising on two windward/leeward races, to decide their fate. Uncharacteristically the racing till today, has been held in dry conditions and good breeze, all the way from Port Klang and with four of the five classes open for the taking, it would have been a shame to finish the regatta sitting in the yacht club. Goto AY Race Report 6 & Summary and stunning AY Photo Gallery...

Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryKiwis add China Cup to trophy cabinet...
By CCIR Media - Andy Rice
Sunday 29th October 2017, Shenzhen, China: Yiihua Pocket Emirates Team New Zealand has won the China Cup after sailing a strong final day in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design division. The breeze blew in at around 10 knots this morning, setting up the perfect scenario for a big battle between the defending champion Vanhang Longcheer and the America’s Cup winners, along with some other hot contenders that included My Side from South Africa and Team Hollywood from Australia. Goto AY Photo Gallery & Race Report 4 & Summary

Vietnam Race - Victory for Mascalzone Latino with 30kts top speed
By RHKYC Media
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Goto RHKYC Race Reports...21st Oct 1800hrs: Vincenzo Onorato’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino sailed into Nha Trang last night at 18h 46m 31s to take the win in IRC Racer 0 and IRC Racer Overall! The Italian boat was a cool 2h 49m 55s ahead of Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor’s Ambush who are 2nd place in IRC Racer Overall. Mascalzone Latino owner Vincenzo Onorato commented on the Race on arrival, “It's the very first time we have joined the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. It was amazing because we did the Race in 53h 26m 31s and we did around 770nm actual distance sailed - unbelievable! The only 'low' of the race was to just keep drinking water, there was no beer on board. The biggest high - we had a top speed of 30kts; unbelievable.” Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

Goto RHKYC Race Reports2017 VCCR - Cut short but still sweet...
By RHKYC Media
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14:10:2017: Day 2 turned into the final day of the Volvo China Coast Regatta due to Tropical Storm Khanun approaching Hong Kong. Racing carried on as planned for the day but as the last boats crossed the line in their final race it was announced that due to the likelihood of a Typhoon 3 signal being issued and still being in force tomorrow, all racing would be cancelled for the final day of the regatta. A northerly breeze of 15 to 22kts greeted the racers as they reached the race track south east of Lamma Island this morning. IRC 0, 1, 2 and 3 were sent on two windward/leewards and an island course with IRC Premier sailing one island course. The HKPN division sailed one windward/leeward and an island course. All the leaders from Day 1 of the regatta were able to maintain their lead in their divisions. Goto RHKYC Race Reports...

The winners are Team Hollywood, Phoenix, Lady Bubbly, Hurricane, Twin Sharks, Java Racing & Davinci
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
Goto AY Race Report 4 & SummaryJuly 23rd Cape Panwa: A small clockwise pressure system to the South of Phuket, in the Northern reaches of the Malacca Strait, is pushing the SW'ly monsoon flow, out into the Bay of Bengal, to the West of Phuket and replacing it with its own light South Westerly breeze. This disturbed air flow has confused weather forecasters over the last few days and despite the grim predictions, local conditions have prevailed and defied the forecast, with four days of racing in 5 to 12 knots and managed to complete 8 races for the racing class and 6 for the cruisers. In these conditions the racing becomes very tactical and choosing the right lanes is the formula to success. Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary and follow all the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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Goto Nongsa RegattaJanuary 26th - 28th - Nongsa Regatta
Three days of racing for IRC Keelboats / Multihull's / One Design and Sports Boats, to coincide with NE Monsoon winds and clear water away from busy shipping channels, is expected to produce excellent sailing conditions, for this new regatta, held entirely from Nongsa Point Marina on Batam Island, Indonesia. In conjunction with the big boat racing, there will also be Radio Control Yachts and Dinghy classes racing. For further information on Nongsa Regatta / Marina / CIQP contact: Prakash Reddy, Marina Manager / Regatta Director by E-mailing: marina@nongsapointmarina.com or telephoning H/P: +62 811 777 8997, Office: +62 778 761 333 More info & NOR can be found on Facebook. Goto 2017 Race Reports and Photo Gallery

Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, KrabiJanuary 31st - February 4th - 21st Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga & Krabi
Formerly known as the Phang Nga Bay Regatta this regatta appeals to the serious, the not-so-serious and the not-at-all-serious 'racing' sailors will continue to run each year for 4 days, through three provinces reflected in its name. Organised by Regattas Asia in conjunction with a multitude of local sponsors and supporters. The regatta typically attracts 40 to 50 yachts each year, making it one of the biggest and most popular sailing events in Asia. Unlike most other regattas, this event takes the fleet through the spectacular scenery of Phang Nga Bay to a new anchorage each evening, holding awards parties in a wide variety of different locations. Some evening parties take place on beaches, some in high-class resorts or in local village restaurants and the participants expect to sleep on their boats. More info,
NOR, SI's & Online entry at: http://www.bayregatta.com/ or contact by E-mail: bayregatta@regattas.asia Go to past results and summary of the 2001 2003 and 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 events. 2010 Photo Gallery

 

Inaugural Neptune Regatta ***** February 10th - 18th - 8th Neptune Regatta
Billed as the World's only sailing regatta and motor yacht rally that centers around a race to the equator, joined the AYGP and welcomed Indonesia into the five star family of events. Starting at Nongsa Point Marina at Batam and sails through some pristine tropical waters down to the Equator via the Riau Islands and back. Whether its IRC racers, PY Cruisers, Multihull's or beautiful Classics, all vessels will converge on Neptune Island for some adventurous activities, good old fashioned fun with general equator crossing frivolities thrown in. On Neptune Island a fully fledged campsite with food and bar facilities is specially constructed during the regatta. Jerry Rollin (Principle Race Officer) and Alex “Ferret” Voss (Regatta Director) will be conducting the racing which is endorsed by the Indonesia Sailing Federation. Full details: http://www.neptune-regatta.com Email: info@neptune-regatta.com Phone (+65) 9111 0399. Goto
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Subic to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup***** February 23rd - March 2nd - Subic to Boracay Race & Boracay Cup
Goto Subic SailingBy popular demand the windy Boracay Race is on again. The Organising Authority is the Saturday Afternoon Gentleman Sailors (SAGS) in cooperation with Lighthouse Marina Resort, Watercraft Ventures Corp, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authorities and the Provincial Government of Aklan, under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association. This is a Category 3 race (without life raft). There will be a welcome party in Subic Bay before the start. Following the 200 mile offshore run from Subic Bay, the Boracay Cup gets underway with four days of Windward/leeward and long distance races. The Governor from The Province of Aklan has donated the Perpetual Trophy for the combined winner of the Subic to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup will also score points in the AYGP Championship. More details, Notice of Race and Entry Form Email: admin@phinsailing.ph Contact Race Secretariat Pen Floren Avila josephine_floren@yahoo.com or visit: http://subicsailing.com Goto AY Race Reports 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 and AY Photo Galleries 2016 2017

Rolex China Sea Race

Starts March 28th ***** Biennial Rolex China Sea Race
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong and Subic Bay Yacht Clubs, the Rolex China Sea Race is a biennial, 565nm Offshore Category 1 race, from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Rirst run 55 years ago, in 2008 this Asian blue-water classic become part of Rolex's distinguished portfolio of international sponsored offshore races. The race is open to offshore racing and cruising yachts with valid IRC Certificates. NoR, SI's and race information are available at: http://www.rolexchinasearace.com For further enquiries, Email or call +852 2239 0391 Go to China Sea 2000 & 2002 2006 2008 2010 2014 2016 Race Reports

 


Goto Commodores Cup Regatta***** April 3rd - 7th - 11th Commodore's Cup
The Subic Sailing (SAGS) Club pays tribute to the Commodores and Sailing Ambassadors who help promote the sport of yacht racing in the Philippines, with 4 days of inshore racing under the banner of the Commodores’ Cup in Subic Bay. Also the Optimist, Streaker and Mirror dinghy classes will conduct a series in cooperation with Watercraft Ventures Corp., The Lighthouse Marina Resort and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association. Being a superb natural harbour protected from the China Sea, Subic Bay is an ideal spot to have a yachting experience. At Subic Bay Freeport there is the large marina with facilities for pulling out yachts if required. Many hotels and restaurants, and the Filipinos’ legendary hospitality provide a welcome for visiting crews. For more info Email Race Secretariat – Pen Floren Avila josephine_floren@yahoo.com or visit Subic Sailing site. Go to the 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Race Reports and the AY 2017 Photo Gallery

 

Goto Top of the Gulf Regatta ***** April 27th - May 1st - 14th Top of The Gulf Regatta & Coronation Cup
This elite-level multi class competition is held at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien beach, South Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand. It incorporates the prestigious Platu 25 Coronation Cup and timed to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej of Thailand. A wide range of offshore yachts will be racing alongside dinghies and beach cats plus the Optimist Champion of Thailand will be crowned here. The organizing committee, have boats available for charter and added “It’s hard to find a better location, good wind and a great sailing area just out the front door of the marina". More TOTGR info from: info@topofthegulfregatta.com and annual sailing events held from Ocean Marina at: www.topofthegulfregatta.com The TOTGR is the eleventh event on the AYGP Championships and has attracted several top class racing yachts that bolsters an already strong fleet of local racers. Goto AY  Regatta Reports 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 

 

Goto Samui Regatta***** May 26th - June 2nd - 17th Samui Regatta
Come celebrate the 17th running of the Samui Regatta which is a mixture of passage and buoy racing in the Gulf of Thailand in conjunction with a variety of good parties held at some of the classiest resorts on the Island. The wonderful relaxed location of Koh Samui mixed with pleasant Thai hospitality and top racing makes this venue one of the best in Asia. More info, Entry Forms and NOR at: http://www.samuiregatta.com/ Regattas.asia have officially taken over the management of the regatta and can be contacted by E-mailing: ksr@regattas.asia Tel: +66 (0)81 894 0280 Browse the 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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Goto AYGP Microsite 2017/18 AY GP Championship
This is were the AsianYachting Skipper and Yacht of the Year is awarded the AY Trophy, don the traditional navy blue blazer and enjoy champagne celebrations at the combined Koh Samui gala dinner and prize giving evening, held on the splendid lawn setting in front of the Centara Grand Beach Resort on Chewang Beach, that marks the end of the season. Check out the progress Browse the 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 AYGP Championships

 




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