Images from the Monsoon Cup 2007

Mirror image., Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and Paolo Cian (ITA) cross in the first flight of the Monsoon Cup 2007
The Monsoon Cup 2007 kicked off yesterday with a parade of the competing teams through the streets of Kuala Terengganu, the ceremonial arrival of the Monsoon Cup and the World Match Racing Trophy at the Heritage Bay Club, Pulau Duyong, an Opening Ceremony officiated by His Royal Highness Yang Dipertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, King of Malaysia, and the first two flights of the 17-flight round robin series.

After all the ceremonial events, racing got under way in 5-10 kts of breeze on the purpose-built 'sailing arena' in front of the Heritage Bay Club at Pulau Duyong.

Ian Williams (GBR) had a 'slow start' to the series, being defeated twice in two races, and Torvar Mirsky (AUS) was the surprise opener with two wins from two starts.

Ceremonials continued in the evening with a State Dinner attended by the King of Malaysia and the Sultan of Selangor.

Ian Williams (GBR) and Dato' Peter Gilmour (USA) fought a close match all the way round the course, flight 2, Monsoon Cup 2007


Match racing and superyachts, Monsoon Cup 2007


Tiffany Koo (MAL) at the helm, Monsoon Cup 2007


The Monsoon Cup arrives at the Monsoon Cup by sea, courtesy of the Royal Malaysian Navy. Monsoon Cup 2007


Full team turnout: press conference with all 12 skippers after the first day's racing. Monsoon Cup 2007


'Cultural entertainment' at the Monsoon Cup State Dinner, Monsoon Cup 2007


It must be a girls' crew! Team Acuity, Monsoon Cup 2007


The Monsoon Cup arrives at the Monsoon Cup by sea, courtesy of the Royal Malaysian Navy. Monsoon Cup 2007


Optimists and superyachts, Monsoon Cup 2007


The Monsoon Cup arrives at the Monsoon Cup by sea, courtesy of the Royal Malaysian Navy. Monsoon Cup 2007


His Royal Highness, Yang Dipertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, King of Malaysia, formally declares the Monsoon Cup 2007 'open'.


Racing continues at 1000 hrs Thursday 29 November
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