AsianYachting Grand Prix

2017/18 AsianYachting Grand Prix

The Asian Yachting Grand Prix (AYGP) brings together established five-star sailing events in the region, and allocates points to participating boats and skippers, based on attendance and performance. The aim of the championship is to recognise the Skipper and Yacht that can put together the best campaign in Asian waters and to provide an Asia-wide platform to showcase regional regattas, their diverse fleets and give all boats and skippers competing in Asia an equal chance to win.

The 2017/18 season includes 13 events which can be split into three areas. The Eastern Circuit, which includes the China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, China Cup International Regatta, the Subic Boracay Race and Boracay Cup Regatta (combined), Rolex China Sea Race and the Commodore’s Cup.

The Western Circuit includes the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, which kicks off the season, Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, and the Neptune Regatta.

The final two events in the championship are common final events, central to both East and West Circuits, and they are the Top of the Gulf Regatta and the Samui Regatta, both held in Thailand.

 

How does the Pointscore system work?
The main aim of the Pointscore system is to fairly grade competing Skippers’ ability to successfully run full-on racing campaigns through Asian waters over the season.

When first launched, the Asian Yachting Grand Prix was open only for the Racing Class boats, but changes to the 2011/12 season saw the inclusion of all boats and divisions, recognising the diversity of classes within the region.

The Pointscore system is as follows – “Six best regattas to count”:

  • Applies to both Multiple Race Regattas and Single Race events.
  • All competitors receive 5 points for entering an event.
  • Points are awarded to the first five boats in each class and based on number of entries.
  • Bonus points are awarded for each race win and also based on the number of class entries.
  • One penalty point is deducted for disqualification (DSQ).
  • Single Race 1st Overall IRC 3 points added Bonus.
  • Best 6 results to count for the overall Championship

 

AsianYachting Grand Prix 2017/18 Events

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (Thailand)
19 – 23 July, 2017

China Coast Regatta (Hong Kong)
13 – 15 October, 2017

Hong Kong to Vietnam Race (Hong Kong)
Starts 18 October, 2017

China Cup International Regatta (Hong Kong/ China)
26 – 29 October, 2017

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (Malaysia)
17 – 25 November, 2017

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta (Thailand)
2 – 9 December, 2017

Royal Langkawi International Regatta (Malaysia)
8 – 13 January, 2018

Neptune Regatta (Singapore)
January/ February, 2018

Subic Boracay Race and Boracay Cup Regatta (Philippines)
February, 2018

Rolex China Sea Race (Hong Kong)
Starts 28 March, 2018

Commodore’s Cup (Philippines)
3 – 7 April, 2018

Top of the Gulf Regatta (Thailand)
April/ May, 2018

Samui Regatta (Thailand)
26 May – 2 June, 2018

 

Prize-giving and Trophies
Phuket Raceweek in Thailand kicks off the championship each year, and the last event is Samui Regatta, also in Thailand.

It is at the Samui Regatta each year, at the event’s lavish closing Gala Dinner, that the trophies for Skipper of the Year and Yacht of the Year are awarded by Marty Rijkuris (aka Captain Marty), Director of AsianYachting, rights holders of the AsianYachting Grand Prix.

The Perpetual AYGP Cup filled with chilled champagne and the AYGP blue blazer are presented to the Skipper of the Year, and take home trophies for both Skipper and Yacht of the Year are also presented.

 

Past Winners
Past winners reads like a who’s who of the Asian regatta sailing scene.

2002/03 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Peter Ahern; Yacht of the Year YO!

2003/4 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Peter Ahern; Yacht of the Year Ffreefire

2004/5 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Neil Pryde; Yacht of the Year Hi-Fidelity

2005/6 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Neil Pryde; Yacht of the Year Hi-Fi Team Pryde

2006/7 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Frank Pong; Yacht of the Year Jelik

2007/8 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Ray Roberts; Yacht of the Year Quantum Racing

2008/9 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Neil Pryde; Yacht of the Year HiFi

2009/10 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Ray Roberts; Yacht of the Year Evolution Racing

2010/11 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Ray Roberts; Yacht of the Year Evolution Sails

2011/12 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Neil Pryde; Yacht of the Year HiFi

2012/13 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Frank Pong; Yacht of the Year Jelik

2013/14 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skiper of the Year Bill Bremner; Yacht of the Year Foxy Lady VI

2014/15 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skipper of the Year Bill Bremner; Yacht of the Year Foxy Lady VI

2015/16 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skippers of the Year Steve Manning & Anthony Root; Yacht of the Year Black Baza

2016/17 AsianYachting Grand Prix
Skippers of the Year Steve Manning & Anthony Root; Yacht of the Year Black Baza

 

Further Details
For further details on the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship, visit HERE, or contact rights holder Captain Marty on EMAIL.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available, visit HERE for more details.

 

TV Production
Go Yachting are an official media partner for the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship.

Go Yachting deliver professional TV Production Services to leading marine events in the Asian region, and have covered many of the region’s regattas. You can see Asian Regatta TV Productions by Go Yachting HERE.

If you wish to raise the profile of your event and deliver a tangible ROI to sponsors, EMAIL for a free consultation.

 

Asian Yachting Grand Prix was featured in the monthly Go Yachting IPTV programme

 

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