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Goto April AYGP NewsLate charge to improve 2017-18 AYGP Rankings...
By AY MultiMedia
April 11th 2018: After the Rolex China Sea Race, Fred Kinmonth and Mandrake III take the lead in the 2017-18 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Skipper and Yacht Rankings. Other top podium skippers, Ernesto Echauz, Geoff Hill, Yan Yuye and Duncan Hine made a late charge up the rankings and take over 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th places respectively. At the conclusion of the Commodores Cup the big mover is Emerson Villena and the Philippine Sailing Association, with six race victories at 3 regattas, in the FarEast 28 Class, to climb up into 3rd place. How is your favourite Skipper and Yacht doing in the race for the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles? Goto April AYGP News...

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Victory for Mandrake III, SI-PSA, Jo De Ros & Apsaras
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Goto AY Race Report 4 & Summary 07th April 2018, Subic Bay, Philippines:
The IRC 1 skippers arrived at the final day full of anticipation, with only a couple of points separating the podium places. Eager to get going, they came in early and crowded the extremely bias boat end, until they overflowed onto the course side of the start line. As the horn sounded Nick Burns/Fred Kinmonth’s GTS 43 Mandrake III and YY Yan/YF Liu's Ker 42 Custom Seawolf were recalled and took a few minutes to clear the pack and return to start again. In most cases this would have sounded the death knell, but when the spinnakers went up at the top mark, Mandrake III had recovered and led the way around the course. As they circulated it was hard to judge if they were far enough in front, to secure the handicap win and the series. Goto
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RCSR - Overall Win to Mandrake III
By RHKYC Media
Goto AY Race Report 51800, 31st March 2018: With half of the fleet finished and the other half of the fleet succumbing to light breeze off Subic Bay, the Rolex China Sea Race leaders have been decided. For long time participant Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns’ GTS 43 Mandrake III, persistence has paid off taking the Overall Rolex China Sea Race win! “It's been a big build up over a number of years actually. We've got a nice boat, we've got a crew that we've been sailing with for years, and this year we have a very good navigator which we haven't [in the past] and I don't want to be rude to any of our previous navigators, but this guy was something special. What can I say?” said Kinmonth of their success. Goto AY Race Report 5 & Summary

Beau Geste smashes RCSR Multihull race record
By RHKYC Media
Goto AY Race Report 330th March 2018: Karl Kwok's MOD Beau Geste crossed the finish line early this morning, 30 March, at 01h 50m 07s in Subic Bay, Philippines - smashing the 18 year old multihull record set by Benoit Lesaffre's Crowther 50 Catamaran, Atmosphere, by an incredible 9h 31m 40s. The new multihull record now stands at an awesome 38h 30m 07s. MOD Beau Geste had an epic run for the first 23 hours of the Race averaging around 20kts. On Thursday morning however, with around 100nm left to the finish, the breeze died and the crew had a painful few hours as they tip-toed towards Subic Bay. "We had seven hours sitting, just drifting, doing 1 to 3kts. We got through it, it was not called for but it happens. It was a bit of a low after we gained everything overnight" said Kwok of the final leg into Subic Bay. Goto
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Goto AY SBC Race Report 4 & SummarySBC - Top teams survive tricky wind changes...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

02:03:2018 Subic Bay, Philippines: The final day started with the North Easterly trades peaking at 11 knots, then faded during the race to 4 knots and returned towards the end, in time to start another windward/leeward race. Murphy's Law was then enacted and dwindled away again, veered heavily to the East and eventually the advancing sea breeze took over. Depending on the yachts position on the course, this severely hindered or aided the teams and mixed up the race placing's. The top teams in each class seemed to be able to power through and cement their position, while down the order significant changes occurred and some shuffling of the overall order took place. Goto AY SBC Race Report 4 & Summary and complete AY Photo Gallery

Goto AY Race Report 6, 7 & SummaryAnother successful Neptune adventure comes to an end...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia

18:02:2018 Nongsa Point Marina, Indonesia: The North Easterly arrived on cue for the early 0800 start and the fleet enjoyed a 25nm slog back up the Riau Strait and arrived back at Nongsa Point Marina by lunch time. Then the tedious tidying up exercise, personal ablutions, downloading 1000's of email messages and get ready for the gala prize presentation and dinner around the pool. While three of the four class winners were already decided, the podium places were open for the taking and all eyes were on the highly competitive multihull class for the final race showdown. Goto AY Photo Gallery and AY Race Report 6, 7 & Summary

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

King's Cup - The winners are in the fast lane...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
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...
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
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
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell / Halo Studio / Naomi Rebecca

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
Image credits to RHKYC / Guy Nowell

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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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 

 

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