Asian Yachting Grand Prix

Asian Yachting Grand Prix 2018 – 19

The 2018 -19 Asian Yachting Grand Prix the 17th AYGP starts right here Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

Managed by the infamous Capt; Marty Rijkuris the annual Skipper & Yacht of the Year Awards takes place over 11 Months, with 12 regattas participating in the region across 7 countries and involves over  330 Skippers & Yachts.

Asian Yachting Grand Prix start to finish

Starting at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek on the 18th – 22nd July the AGYP concludes at the Samui Regatta in May 2019. 

The winning Skipper and Yacht will be crowned with the prestigious Asian Yachting Grand Prix Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles. Called the “Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”, it is the highlight of the AYGP season.

Regatta / Race Line-up for the season

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s biennial Hong Kong to Hainan Race returns to the race lineup and as the San Fernando Race has been dropped, it evens up the number of regattas in both circuits.

Boat owners are not restricted to regional events and are free to compete on both circuits and in as many events, they choose to contest. As the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Ranking is open to all classes, the degree of difficulty has increased to a new and extremely challenging level and opens the possibility of top performing multihull and cruising class yachts to claim the title.

Asian Yachting Grand Prix 2018 -2019

Asian Yachting Grand Prix Western Circuit 

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (July 18th – 22nd)  

Raja Muda Selangor Int. Regatta (Nov 16th – 24th)

Phuket King’s Cup (Dec 1st – 8th)

Royal Langkawi Int Regatta (Early January TBA)

Neptune Regatta (February 2nd – 9th)    

Asian Yachting Grand Prix 2018 -2019

Asian Yachting Grand Prix Eastern Circuit

China Coast Regatta (October 12th – 14th)
Hong Kong to Hainan Race (Starts October 18th)
China Cup International Regatta (November 8th – 12th)
Subic Bay Around Verde Is Race & Subic Cup (February 22nd – March 1st)
Commodore’s Cup (April 23rd – 27th)

Common final events
Top of the Gulf Regatta (Late April, early May TBA) 
Samui Regatta (May 25th – June 1st)

Asian Yachting Grand Prix Rules and Point Scoring.

There are a few changes for the 2018 -19 series and full details are available here 

“Six best regattas to count”, applies to Multiple Race Regattas, points awarded to all entrants, bonus points available.

Check it all out now at

You can read all about the start of the 2017 – 18 AYGP here.

Thanks to Asian Yachting Author Capt; Marty for this first Raceday report for Thursday 19th July…..

Although there was some apprehension and concern about the weather forecast at the Opening Party last night, apart from a short delay with strong wind against tide at the start line, racing got away in the high teens and in a rolly one meter swell. Two windward /leeward races on the outer course area for the IRC and Multihull Racing classes and two races for the Firefly and Pulse one-design classes in the confines of Ao Chalong…Read More here

Blustery wind, rain, sunshine and the show goes on…

The latest report from Capt; Marty at the Asian Yachting Grand Prix first round, CapePanwa hotel Phuket raceweek..

The outer bands of the Low Pressure system in the Northern reaches of the Bay of Bengal, are still lashing Phuket with a blustery SW trade wind and the occasional storm cell passing through. …. read the full story HERE

Here are some pictures from this years event, check out the full gallery HERE

Sail in the fast lane or go home empty handed..

By now if you haven’t been driving hard and exceeding the speed limits, you won’t be on the podium or taking any trophy’s home. Full story