Asia’s position in the yachting world continues to grow with the region attracting more global marine events. In this episode, however, we look at the amateur circuit and the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship in particular.
The 2012/13 Asia Yachting Grand Prix season includes 12 events which can be split into three areas. The Eastern Circuit, which includes the China Coast Regatta, Hong Kong to Hainan Race, the Subic Boracay Race and Boracay Cup, the Hong Kong to San Fernando 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 Singapore Straits Regatta.
The final two events in the Championship are common 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.
Other stories in this episode include the a review of the recent Yellow Sea International Yacht Race – an offshore race from Incheon (Korea) to Weihai (China), Qingdao (China) and back to Incheon (Korea); and a preview of the upcoming 6th China Cup International Regatta in Shenzen.