2005 - 06 AsianYachting Grand Prix Skipper and Yacht Championships

Points are awarded based on the Yachts performance over nine selected AY Grand Prix racing class events (Malaysia 3, Hong Kong 2, Thailand 2 plus Singapore and the Philippines with 1 a piece) held each year (See below) that fairly grades the competing Skippers ability to successfully run a racing campaign in Asian waters over the Season.

At the final AY GP event in Koh Samui at the end of May the Champions Blue Blazer and Perpetual AY Cup traditionally filled with chilled champagne is presented at a magnificent prize giving party on the lawns of the Central Samui Resort at Chewang Beach.

Goto the AY Photo Library for images of the 2003/04, 2004/05 2005/06 2006-07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 AY Grand Prix Champions presentation with selected shots taken during the season here...

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2005/06 AsianYachting Grand Prix Skipper and Yacht Rankings

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Neil Pryde's Hi-Fi Team Pryde 2005- 06 AY Grand Prix Champions
The 2005/06 Season came to a conclusion with the Koh Samui Regatta. After winning the China Coast Regatta, Raja Muda, Singapore Straits and second place at the King's Cup,
Neil Pryde and his Farr 52 Hi-Fi Team Pryde earned enough points to lift the 2005- 06 AY Grand Prix Skipper and Yacht Champions for the second year in succession. Neil was not present to receive this prestigious award but a special presentation and champagne ceremony will be held at a latter date. This did not deter us from sharing the champagne around with the Koh Samui winners at the magnificent prize giving party on the lawns of the Central Samui Resort to celebrate the end of the season.

5th Koh Samui International Regatta - Its Franks at last...
After four attempts at winning this regatta Frank Pong's 75ft Jelik has finally come to the fore. This Tropical Island Regatta has had it all. Anything from 40 knots to dead flat calms, rain and scorching sunshine but is still voted by competitors as one of the most enjoyable on the Asian calendar. Bill Bremner's Team F5 Foxy Lady and Adam Wu Yi's Chinese Team on Konka Hummingbird were at it neck and neck all week with Foxy Lady eventually coming out on top to claim second place. The Chinese team improved all week and are expecting to compete at more regatta's in the Asian region in the near future. This result lifts Frank Pong and Jelik plus Bill Bremner and Foxy Lady in the overall rankings and sees Adam Wu Yi's Konka Hummingbird enter the scoresheet on their first outing. AY Race Reports posted here...

President's Cup - Final showdown to Centennial...
Local yachts Ray Ordoveza's Karakoa helmed by Steve Benjaman and Judes Echauz's Centennial by Jamie Wilmot staged a final showdown on Subic bay. Centennial came out the victor winning their fourth President's Cup after the crew hiked their little hearts out. Karakoa ended up second overall and Frank Pong's Reichel/Pugh 75 ft Jelik climbed up into third place after good performances in the last two races. AY Race Reports posted here...

Progressive Scoring
Mandrake's
China Sea Race victory bumps the 51ft Burns / Kinmonth yacht up the rankings to nine points which puts them within striking distance of present leader Neil Pryde's Hi-Fi Team Pryde. After the President's Cup Judes Echauz's
Centennial, Ray Ordoveza's Karakoa and Frank Pong's Jelik have entered the frey. Depending on who turns up at the season ending Koh Samui Regatta will determine the overall AY Skipper and Boat of the Year awards.

23rd China Sea Race - Mandrake's magical victory...
Although Boracay took line honours by 50 minutes from Jelik in the battle of the 70 footers it was the smaller 51ft Burns / Kinmonth owned Mandrake that finished about eight hours latter to race away with the handicap honours. After a long wait for other yachts to finish Boracay, helmed this time by the UK’s Peter Morton managed to hold onto second place by a mere one minute and two seconds from the Anthony Day/ R Killip owned Siren. Through-out the race competitors experienced extremes in conditions varying from complete calms to brilliant downwind surfing conditions which turned into a bit of a lottery depending on what time they closed in on the Luzon coast and approached the Subic Bay finish line. AY Race Reports here...

12th Singapore Straits Regatta 2006 - Viva la Neil Pryde
Although Neil Pryde's Hi Fi Team Pryde did not have it all their own way this time around they managed to defend the title. Nick Burns Mandrake scored a third place in the final race but continues to play the bridesmaid role and need to improve their crew work if they expect to overtake the indomitable Team Pryde at future events. Bill Bremner's second place today lifts Team F5/Foxy Lady into third overall and nudged Robert Knight's DK46 Drumstick back to fourth despite them scoring two wins in the series. Drumstick's grounding in race three and a more consistent effort is required for them to climb to the top of the podium. AY Race Reports here...

King's Cup 2005 - Ray Roberts to the fore...
Although Ray Roberts on the DK46 Drumstick Quantum Racing won the title yesterday he was back on the water today and drove home his advantage by taking out the final race as well. The last day is historically the major sponsors day and Raimon Land lived up to their reputation by hosting the biggest and best party after the royal presentation ceremony. AY Race Reports here...

The art of going fast... the Frank Pong way
As big boat racing is a relatively new concept in Asia and the opportunity arose to go aboard Frank Pong's all carbon 76ft Boracay for the Kata Group Race to Ko Racha, AsianYachting decided to see what it takes to race on one of the largest boats in the fleet. AY Race Reports here...

16th RMSIR - It's Neil Pryde's Team again!
Neil Pryde's crew on Hi-Fi Team Pryde put in another two superb performances to rap up the Racing class for the second year in succession. The
Burns / Kinmonth Mandrake held of the charge from Happy Endings to secure second place overall. A three way tye for the 3rd podium position was broken in favour of Bill Bremner's Foxy Lady 3 and Jonathan Mahony's Happy Endings ended up losing out and being relegated to 5th overall. AY Race Reports

2004-05 AYGP presentation
As Neil Pryde could not be at the grand presentation night in Koh Samui to receive the
2004-05 AYGP Skipper and Boat of the Year awards, a special trophy presentation and champagne ceremony was organised during the Raja Muda in duty-free Langkawi.

We are up and running...
The 2005-06 AYGP Championship officially kicked off with the RHKYC - China Coast Race Week 2005. Defending 04-05 Champion Neil Pryde started the season where he left off by winning the five-star China Coast Regatta IRC A class with a race to spare on the new Hi Fi Team Pryde Farr 52 OD racing machine. Familiar suspects on Robert Knight's DK 46 Drumstick got the better of Nick Burns/Fred Kinmonth owned Farr/Mills 50 Mandrake this time around.

Goto the AY Photo Library for images of the 2003/04, 2004/05 2005/06 2006-07 2007/08 AY Grand Prix Champions presentation with selected shots taken during the season here...

Check out the Annual AYGP 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2006-07 2007-08 and 2008-09 Champions

Skipper Rankings
Yacht Rankings
How the points are awarded?

Neil Pryde - 11 pts
Nick Burns - 9 pts
Ray Roberts - 6 pts

Frank Pong - 4 pts
Bill Bremner - 4 pts
Judes Echauz - 3 pts
Robert Knight - 2 pts
Ray Ordoveza - 2 pts
Malik Sulaiman - 2 pts
Peter Morton - 2 pts
Thomas Blixt - 1 pt
Anthony Day - 1 pt
Adam Wu Yi - 1 pt

Hi-Fi Team Pryde - 11 pts
Mandrake - 9 pts
Drumstick
- 8 pts

Jelik 4 pts
Team F5/Foxy Lady - 4 pts
Centennial
- 3 pts

RMN Zurah - 2 pts
Karakoa - 2 pts
Boracay - 2 pts
V60 Ericsson - 1 pt
Siren - 1 pt
Konka Hummingbird - 1 pt

China Coast Regatta 05
1st Neil Pryde - Hi Fi Team Pryde - 3 pts
2nd Robert Knight - Drumstick - 2 pts
3rd Nick Burns - Mandrake - 1 pt

Asean Regatta - Posponed 1 year

Raja Muda Int Regatta
1st Neil Pryde - Hi Fi Team Pryde - 3 pts
2nd Nick Burns - Mandrake - 2 pts
3rd
Bill Bremner - Team F5/Foxy Lady - 1 pt

Phuket Kings Cup Regatta
1st Ray Roberts - Quantum Racing Drumstick - 3 pts
2nd
Neil Pryde - Hi Fi Team Pryde - 2 pts
3rd Nick Burns - Mandrake - 1 pt

Singapore Straits Regatta
1st Neil Pryde - Hi Fi Team Pryde - 3 pts
2nd Nick Burns - Mandrake - 2 pts
3rd
Bill Bremner - Team F5/Foxy Lady - 1 pt

Royal Langkawi Int Regatta
1st Ray Roberts - Ulumulu Quantum Racing - 3 pts
2nd Malik Sulaiman - RMN Zurah - 2 pts
3rd Thomas Blixt - Ericsson - 1 pt

China Sea Race
1st Nick Burns - Mandrake - 3 pts
2nd Peter Morton - Boracay - 2 pts
3rd Anthony Day - Siren - 1 pt

Presidents Cup
1st Judes Echauz - Centennial - 3 pts
2nd Ray Ordoveza - Karakoa - 2 pts
3rd Frank Pong - Jelik 1 pt

Koh Samui Int. Regatta
1st Frank Pong - Jelik - 3 pts
2nd Bill Bremner - Team F5/Foxy Lady - 2 pts
3rd Adam Wu Yi - Konka Hummingbird 1 pt

Breaking News stories and Race Reports as the 2005/06 Season progresses

Regatta / Race Names
Official Websites
Go to AY Race Reports

China Coast Regatta
Asean Regatta

Raja Muda Int Regatta
Phuket King's Cup
Singapore Straits
Royal Langkawi Int Regatta
San Fernando
Race
President's Cup Regatta
Koh Samui Regatta

CCR 05 - RHKYC Race Reports
Asean Regatta -
postponed 1 year
RMSIR
- AY Race Reports
Phuket Kings Cup - Race Reports
Sing Straits 05 Race Reports
RLIR 05 Race Reports
China Sea Race Reports
Presidents Cup Race Reports
Koh Samui Race Reports

Goto the AY Photo Library for images of the 2003/04, 2004/05 2005/06 2006-07 2007/08 AY Grand Prix Champions presentation with selected shots taken during the season here...

Check out the Annual AYGP 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2006-07 2007-08 and 2008-09 Champions

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