Oct AYGP News – AYGP comes alive with China Coast Regatta

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AYGP comes alive with China Coast Regatta…
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Oct 10th 2018: After a 3 month break since Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicked off the 2018-19 AYGP Season, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s China Coast Regatta, sets sail this weekend (October 12th – 14th) and the 26th edition of the Hong Kong to Hainan Race, 390nm downwind sleigh ride, starts on October 18th. Thirty four yachts divided into six classes will go under starters orders, over three days of racing. Past AYGP winners, Frank Pong’s Custom 75 Jelik and Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake III have been campaigning racing yachts for over 20 years and although they face some formidable opposition, must be considered favourites in their classes.

 

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One to watch out for is, Seng Huang Lee’s Orma 60 SHK Scallywag Fuku (Ex Team Australia) going through her paces on the short courses, in advance of fighting over line honours with Karl Kwok’s MOD 70 Beau Geste and setting a new Hong Kong to Hainan Race Record, in the process.

Another veteran racing campaigner, Sam Chan on a variety of Freefire yachts, have come close to winning the AYGP title on several occasions, is always in the running. Will be testing how good Hongquan Li’s TP52 Ark323 extensive training program, has gone over the break in the season. Shawn Kang’s Ker46+ Lighthorse Alpha Plus has been on the podium before and would like to take over the top step this time.

Tiffany Koo’s King Mills 40 Hero Racing Team (formerly Bill Bremner’s double AYGP champion Foxy Lady VI) shared the IRC 1 wins last year with Mandrake III and would like nothing better, than to turn the table on their rivals.

As we have noticed Seng Huang Lee’s Orma 60 SHK Scallywag Fuku on the Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta entry list, SE Asian sailors are getting excited at having the opportunity to watch this big multihull in action, on the tactically challenging island hopping courses, from Port Klang to Langkawi.

Big news in the Singapore / Indonesia region, the Neptune Regatta has morphed into the Nongsa Neptune Regatta, with the release of the Notice of Race at Muddy Murphy’s in Singapore. The program remains the same, with the return island stop over changing and Prakash Reddy’s team at Nongsa Point Marina running the show, can be contacted at E-mail: marina@nongsapointmarina.com H/P: +62 811 777 8997, Office: +62 778 761 333 for all intended cruising trips to Indonesia.

Unfortunately no Sponsors have come forward to introduce the ‘Highest AYGP Scorer’ at individual events, as outlined in the September AYGP News, but we are still working on it and will advise in the future.

Check out the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings, by clicking on SkipperYachtRegatta and Scoring System.

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Take a look at the AYGP promotion video by Marine Scene Asia, then go to the AYGP Sponsorship Entitlements for prospective Title and Trophy Sponsors and Advertising Packages on offer for the 2018-19 Season Here…

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