Half way mark in the 2014-15 AYGP Season…
By AY MultiMedia
January 28th: The completion of the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta (Goto Photo Gallery) brings us to the half way point of the 2014-15 AYGP Season and although many skippers have already laid down their marker, there is still a long way to go. Paul Winkelmann’s HH42 Island Fling, has competed on all six events this season and leads the race for the 2014-15 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. Defending champion, Bill Bremner’s Mills King 40 Foxy Lady 6 is rapidly closing in on them and after the RLIR is within 10 points of the leader. Having only contested four events, Bremner’s Foxy Lady 6 has room for improvement, while under the “Best 6 Results to Count” system, Island Fling can only increase by increments that are better than the present regatta results on the AYGP Pointscore.
Nick Burns/Fred Kinmonth’s Sydney GTS43 EFG Bank Mandrake hold onto 4th place and an improved performance by the Tilden/Sorensen/Ketelbey/Brown Beneteau 44.7 Fujin climbs up into 6th place. Scoring the perfect 10 out of 10 race wins, the Ahern/Wilmer & Bailey’s TP52 Oi! rapidly advance up into 7th in the rankings. Alan Carwardine is 5th in the Skippers ranking and his Stealth 11.8 Asia Catamarans Hurricane holds onto 3rd place in the Yacht Ranking but they will have to compete in more events if they want to be the first multihull to win the AYGP title.
By winning the Cruising Class at both the Raja Muda and Royal Langkawi Regatta’s, Phil Auger’s Davidson 35 Sophia takes over 8th place and after competing on only two events is the highest ranked cruising yacht this season.
The action continues with the Neptune Regatta (February 15th – 21st) to wrap up proceedings on the Western Circuit. Then its over to the Philippines for the Subic Boracay Race & Boracay Cup (Feb 27th – March 6th), San Fernando Race (Starts April 1st) and the Commodore’s Cup (April 7th – 11th) to complete the Eastern Circuit.
Leading into the Gulf of Thailand for the Top of the Gulf Regatta (April 30th – May 4th) and the season ending Samui Regatta (May 23 – 30th) for the gala presentation ceremony at the Centara Grand Beach Resort.
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The complete 2014-15 AYGP Rankings, can be viewed by Skipper – Yacht – Regatta – Race Dates and Scoring System. Also on the top/right corner, you can scroll back the past seasons results during the all inclusive scoring era.