Friday, 15 November 2013

Regatta Season S E Asia (Part 1)

November to December : Sail Malaysia / Passage to Langkawi

The arrival of this rally marks the star of the Regatta season, it starts in Darwin during July as Sail Indonesia with, this year, over 100 entrants. Sail Malaysia takes over from Singapore and offers a series of linked events, going sailing up the west coast of Malaysia stopping at Lumut and Penang before the final presentation on the duty-free island of Langkawi during the first week of December. The first stop will be co-hosted by the two major marine attractions in Johor, at Danga Bay and Puteri Harbour Marina. More info contact Sazli Kamal Basha mail@sailmalaysia.net Website: http://www.sailmalaysia.net Office: +603 77276561

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November 15th - 23rd : Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta

In its 24th year, this annual island hopping regatta for racing class, cruisers, multihull's and classics is held along the west coast of Malaysia beginning at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in Port Klang and finishing up in the Duty-Free Islands of Langkawi. The event consists of 3 coastal passages combined with 4 inshore races at the stopovers. There are a number of changes this year to the start in Pt Klang and finish in Langkawi. Check them out at: http://www.rmsir.com or contact the Organizing Committee by Email info@rmsir.com

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November 25th - 30th : 8th Monsoon Cup Terengganu, Malaysia
The final round of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour will be held in Terengganu, Malaysia. The Monsoon Cup has attracted a MYR 1.57 millon prize pool, the biggest so far on the tour and a fitting endorsement for the grand finale. Sailed in Foundation 36's, designed by Brett Bakewell-White from N Z. The prevailing NE Monsoon winds are a big attraction to the event which is fast becoming Malaysia's yachting equivalent of the Formula 1 GP in Sepang. So keep your eyes open local Monsoon Cup news at: http://www.monsooncup.com.my All inquiries contact: Phone: +603 7954 2204 Email info@monsooncup.com.my

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Nov 30th - Dec 7th : Phuket Kings Cup Regatta
Since its inception in 1987, and now in its 27th year, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta has grown to become Asia's premier sailing event. Traditionally held each December, the Regatta was first conceived to commemorate his Majesty the Kings 60th birthday. Over the years the event has grown from strength to strength, in both size and reputation, boasting the largest entry of racing boats, keel boats, multi-hulls and traditional sailing craft annually in SE Asia. Website:www.kingscup.com or contact the Regatta Secretary

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December : Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
The exclusive international event for both motor & sailing super yachts now in its 13th year, held annually in Phuket, Thailand. The event entry is by invitation, but not limited, the only requirement being that the vessel is over 100 feet Length Over All. Participants will enjoy three days on and off the water along with two race events, the sampling of Thailand’s famous culinary delights and taking in the natural beauty of its beaches and shoreline. The emphasis is on fun with many vessels departing afterwards to explore the Andaman seas. Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 296 440 Mobile: +66 (0)81 797 4100 Email: charlie@asia-superyacht-rendezvous.com Website: http://www.asia-superyacht-rendezvous.com/

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January 13th - 18th : 12th Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Organised by the RLYC this event is expected to go on to rival the other SE Asian regattas as one of the best in the area. The racing class will be fighting it out for the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy and the Cruising Class the RLYC Commodore's Cup. Other IRC Classes will compete for the LADA / IRC Challenge Trophy, while the Sports Boat Class will challenge for the Langkawi Sports Trophy and the Multihulls will compete for the Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup. A nightly social program is also in preparation. More info and NOR at: http://www.langkawiregatta.com or call the Regatta Secretariat at +6-04-9664078 or fax +6-04-9665078 or Email: office@langkawiregatta.com

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January 14th - 18th : The 20th Singapore Straits Regatta
Held in a late January once the NE Monsoon winds are expected to have set in to produce top sailing conditions. The regatta is a Singapore Government Sailing event, with local yacht clubs and marinas as stakeholders. One15 Marina on Sentosa is the host club and a racing program encompassing both Singapore and Indonesian waters is being devised. Foreign registered yachts are required to apply for for a ‘Green Book’ and Sailing Permit to sail in Indonesian waters by early January. Also individual Visa Fees are payable on arrival in Batam. Four days of racing and three nights of entertainment are planned and will be capped of by a unique visit to Batam. This event also marks the finale of the three nations S.E.A. Perpetual Cup Series where the victor is awarded the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy. More at http://www.straitsregatta.com Email: secretariat@straitsregatta.com or Changi Sailing Club at:enquiry@csc.org.sg Tel +65 6545 2876 Fax +65 6542 4235

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February 2nd - 8th : Neptune Regatta
The World's only sailing regatta and motor yacht rally that centers on a race to the equator, it is making its debut on the AYGP this year and welcomes Indonesia into this family of yachting events. Starting at Nongsa Point Marina in Batam, Indonesia and sailing through some pristine tropical waters down to the Equator via the Riau Islands and return. All participants will converge on Neptune Island and have access to some of the most beautiful white coral sand beaches in the world "Neptune Island' is just south of Pulau Buaya which is nearest the equator, the closest form of civilization is a local fishing village on nearby Blanding island. On Neptune Island there will be a fully fledged campsite with food and bar facilities during the regatta. Full details: http://www.neptune-regatta.com Email: info@neptune-regatta.com Phone (+65) 9111 0399.

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February 12th - 16th : 17th Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi
Formerly known as the Phang Nga Bay Regatta or the Fun Regatta this event appeals to the serious, the not-so-serious and the not-serious-at-all 'racing' sailors. Organised by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club with the help of a multitude of local sponsors and supporters. The regatta typically attracts up to 50 yachts each year, making it one of the best attended and most popular sailing events in the area. This event takes the fleet through the unrivaled scenery of Phang Nga Bay to a new anchorage each evening, holding awards parties in a variety of fantastic locations. Some evening parties take place on beaches, some in high-class hotels and some in more modest local village restaurants. More info and NOR on the ACYC site http://acyc.asia/

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February : Horsburgh Challenge - Singapore
The SAF Yacht Club’s Horsburgh Challenge is organizations signature keel boat event held at the height of the north-east monsoon season. Three days of racing includes the 54-nautical mile passage from the Yacht Club’s Changi Clubhouse to the Horsburgh Lighthouse, situated on the Eastern entrance of the Singapore Straits, and back. Other scheduled races include a 16-nautical mile race off the East Coast Park. There will be two classes, the IRC class and Club Handicap classes. More details http://www.safyc.org.sg or contact Tel: +65 63893750, Fax: +65 63893754 or Email Horsburgh@safyc.org.sg

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March 1st - 3rd : Subic to Boracay Race & 4th - 7th - Boracay Cup
The race to Boracay is on again ! The Race Organizing Authority is the “Saturday Afternoon Gentleman Sailors” (SAGS) in conjunction with Lighthouse Marina Resort, Watercraft Ventures, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and the Provincial Government of Aklan, under the auspices of the Philippine Sailing Association. This is a Category 3 race, without liferaft ! There will be an opening party in Subic Bay prior to the start. Following the 200 mile offshore run to Boracay, The “Cup” gets underway with four days of Windward / leeward and longer races organized by the Boracay Cup Organizing Committee. The Governor of the Province of Aklan has donated the Perpetual Trophy for the combined winner of the Subic to Boracay Race and Boracay Cup. The event will also score points in the AYGP Championship. For more details Email: admin@phinsailing.ph Contact Race Secretariat Pen Floren Avila josephine_floren@yahoo.com or visit: http://www.facebook.com/subicsailing

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