sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Malaysian Match Racing victory propels Jeremy Koo into Monsoon Cup
Malaysian Match Racing victory propels Jeremy Koo into Monsoon Cup

'High action on the waters of Pulau Duyong - 2012 Malaysian Match Racing Circuit'    Monsoon Cup Media    Click Here to view large photo

Jeremy Koo (KFC Malaysia/KRT) blazed away in the semifinal match against Masyuri Rahmat (Royal Malaysian Navy Match Racing Team 1), winning 3-0 to clinch his third Malaysian Match Racing Champion title at the Malaysian Match Racing Circuit (MMRC) Final Stage at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa in Pulau Duyong, Terengganu.

Jeremy who had previously won the first and second stage of the circuit held at the Royal Malaysian Naval Base in Lumut, Perak and Marina Jabatan Laut in PulauIndah, Selangor earlier this year only need to get thru to the final to clinch the overall title based on the MMRC points scoring system.

'I could not have done it without my team. We were under a lot of pressure to seal our entry to the Monsoon Cup and needed to win this,' said an elated Jeremy when asked about his semifinal match against Masyuri.

'The early penalty for Masyuri in the pre-start of the second match gave us an easy win and the boost of confidence. From that point on, we were just looking on to the Monsoon Cup. Masyuri has really improved as a competitor, from once stage of the circuit to another, defeating him has just gotten tougher. We are glad things went our way today,' added Jeremy.

When asked about his shaky start in the qualifying round, Jeremy admitted to being a little worried that he might not go thru to the semifinals. 'We had a new crewmember and that needs getting used to, and we didn’t have the time to practice before coming to Pulau Duyong. Luckily, my sister Tiffany Koo (MMRC Champion 2006, 2007) motivated me and that helped me get my head around to win the races today' commented Jeremy.

Navy skipper Masyuri Rahmat was his only contender after three stages of the circuit with three points separating them. In order to have qualified to the Monsoon Cup, Masyuri needed a win at this stage with Jeremy coming in third.

Jeremy Koo and KFC Malaysia KRT will represent Malaysia at the Monsoon Cup - 2012 Malaysian Match Racing Circuit -  Monsoon Cup Media_.   Click Here to view large photo

'We did our very best all season. We have learnt a lot of racing techniques and strategies and for that we are a better team now. Jeremy deserved to win, their team sailed absolutely perfectly today,' said a clearly dejected Masyuri Rahmat. The pressure of qualifying for the Monsoon Cup for the first time was at the end too much to handle for Masyuri.

Jeremy Koo will make his third appearance at the Monsoon Cup, which begins on 3rd December, joining Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team, Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar, Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing, Dato’ Peter Gilmour (AUS) Yanmar Racing, Pierre Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team, Laurie Jury (NZL) KiwiMatch, Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing, Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team, Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, Adam Minoprio (NZL) Alpari Racing Team and David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour.

The second day of the MMRC began with the remaining races in qualifying round. Hazwam Hazim (Permai Hotel Match Racing Team) who topped the table with five wins picked Harisfabillah Muhammad (Royal Malaysian Navy Match Racing Team 2) as his opponent. Hazwan Hazim went on to win 3-0, booking his spot in the finals against Jeremy Koo.

Mohd Saifullah Mohd Esa (Terengganu Sailing Team) finished fifth while Nurul AinMd.Isa (Ri-Yaz Heritage Sailing Team) came in last in the regatta.

The finals and petit-finals will be sailed tomorrow to determine who will walk home with prize money worth RM15,000 sponsored by the Terengganu State Government.

Jeremy Koo (KFC Malaysia KRT) will make his third appearance at the Monsoon Cup - 2012 Malaysian Match Racing Circuit -  Monsoon Cup Media_.   Click Here to view large photo

The Malaysian Match Racing Circuit, which is endorsed by the International Sailing Federation), Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) and Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) saw the staging of four events in the 2012 season, beginning with Stage One in Lumut, Perak on 11-13 May, Stage Two in Pulau Indah, Selangor on 29 Jun – 1 July, Stage Three in tg.Leman, Mersing, Johor on 28-30 September and the Final Stage in Pulau Duyong, Terengganu on28-30 November 2012.

The one team with the highest points will be declared the Champion of the MMRC and will get the opportunity to represent Malaysia in the season ending finale of the AWMRT, the Monsoon Cup in Terengganu on 3-8 December 2012.

MMRC Final Stage-Pulau Duyong : Qualifying Results:

1. Hazwan Hazim (Permai Hotel Match Racing Team) 5-0
2. Jeremy Koo (KFC Malaysia/KRT) 4-1
3. Masyuri Rahmat (RMNMRT1) 3-2
4. Harisfabillah Muhammad (RMNMRT2) 2-3
5. Nurul Ain Md.Isa (Ri-Yaz Heritage Sailing Team) 0-5
6. Mohd Saifullah Mohd Esa (Terengganu Sailing Team) 1-4

Semifinal Results:

Semifinal 1 : Hazwan Hazim vs Harisfabillah Muhammad 3-0
Semifinal 2 : Jeremy Koo vs Masyuri Rahmat 3-0

Circuit Points Scoring

Ranking

Team

Points

1

Jeremy Koo (Koo Racing Team)

69

2

Masyuri Rahmat (Royal Malaysian Navy Match Racing Team 1)

66

3

Hazwan Hazim Dermawan (Permai Hotel Match Racing Team)

60

4

Harisfabillah Muhammad ((Royal Malaysian Navy Match Racing Team 3)

54

5

Rizal Mahadi (SetiaWest Marine)

34

6

Nurul Ain Md.Isa (Ri-Yaz Heritage Sailing Team)

26

7

Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy (Kedah Match Raicng Team)

14

8

Hadi B Busrah (Royal Malaysina Navy Match Racing Team 4)

12

9

Nik Ahsraf Thaqid (Royal Malaysian Navy Match Racing Team 3)

12




Monsoon Cup website


by Miyeera Navaretna

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104238

4:34 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 Monsoon Cup

Related News Stories:

28 Nov 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Minoprio, Alpari Racing Team ready for battle
24 Nov 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Pressure rises as start looms
16 Nov 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - All or none for the top two in Malaysia
12 Nov 2012  Monsoon Cup - Excitement builds ahead of Pulau Duyong battle
10 Nov 2012  Waka Racing: Shoot to end AWMRT season how we started it!
08 Nov 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Everything to play for in Malaysia
06 Nov 2012  David Gilmour earns Asian Match Racing entry at Monsoon Cup
22 Sep 2012  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Bringing together world class sailing
12 May 2012  Malaysian Match Racing Circuit Stage 1 - Down to the wire
09 May 2012  Malaysian Match Racing Circuit - Seven skippers confirm entry






News - USA and the World

The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the Sailing World Cup Circuit ... [more]  

At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas?' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ... [more]  

Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ... [more]  

The International DN Ice Yacht World and North American Championships are being held in Kingston, Ontario (right in front of our office). For the Kingston Yacht Club, we skated out to the middle of the lake, and put together a little highlight piece for them to remember the event by. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ... [more]  

EFG's Star Winter Series rules in Biscayne Bay by Connie Bischoff, Miami, FL
The third Star Winter Series presented by EFG (SWS) and hosted by Miami’s Biscayne Bay was a shining success. Not only have all five regattas had stronger participation than last year but the final one, the Mid Winters, grew 35% with 45% of the sailors international (CAN, SWE, BRA, UKR, ARG, ITA and GER). ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Day 3 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella marked the midpoint of North America’s biggest Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta. With bright sunshine and fresh breeze in abundance, the world’s top athletes in 13 classes were treated to the conditions that exemplify why Miami is a preferred international sailing destination. ... [more]  

It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ... [more]  

Following the success of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series that concluded last week, the dates of next year’s event have been confirmed for 16-24 January 2016. With overseas competitors from 11 nations represented a large part of the 47-strong fleet overall at the 2015 event ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ... [more]  

North U kicked off its 2015 season of youth match racing clinics around the U.S. with a successful clinic hosted by the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas on Galveston Bay near Houston. Forty high school and college sailors spent two-and-a-half days learning about match racing and training in Sonars on flat water and 6-12 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

A fantastic week of sunshine, warm weather, big breeze and competitive sailing is what sailors were treated to last week in Key West. Several Canadians left the bitter cold of the north to partake in the fun filled week and a few even brought home trophies. Here's a peek at the fun in the sun! ... [more]  

At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ... [more]  

On day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, the rainstorms of yesterday vanished but the excellent wind conditions remained in place on Biscayne Bay. A more conventional day of racing saw US Sailing Team Sperry athletes finish the day in the top 10 in 5 Olympic classes and 2 Paralympic classes. ... [more]  

Bringing Dragon Sailors from around the world to Antigua. Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Inn at English Harbour, will host the second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in fantastic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrow Dragons. ... [more]  

There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ... [more]  

Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ... [more]  

New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - It may have been a day late for Australia Day, but on the second day at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the Australian Finn sailors were on a charge with some sparkling performances. Giles Scott (GBR) still leads after winning the opening race of the day, while Jake Lilley (AUS) won the second and moved up to second overall. Ed Wright (GBR) is in third. ... [more]  

2015 Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race is set to begin Friday, February 6. The 32nd edition of the venerable Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race will start in Port Everglades, Florida, and send its 12-boat fleet on a challenging 811 nautical mile course to Montego Bay, Jamaica. George Sakellaris’s (Framingham, Mass.) 72-foot Shockwave will be the largest boat competing, so it should be interesting to ... [more]  

VX One momentum is growing with ever larger fleets showing the pure fun and easy performance of this true thoroughbred one design. ... [more]  

Last Friday, former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland, NZ
The all-female crew, Team SCA, arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China early Tuesday evening (local time). 'It was a really different leg. I wouldn’t say it was hard in terms of the physical side but it just had lots of things coming at all angles ... [more]  

Touch2Play had the great fortune of participating in what would be the largest yet gathering of J88’s to date. Quantum Key West Race Week would serve as a chance to see how boats lined up against one another in conditions that covered the full range. For this event we had Rob and Sandy Butler, Steve Leibel, Keven Piper, Coleen Walsh and myself, Larry Huibers. ... [more]  

As the Barcelona World Race leaders race to the Crozet Islands, once again their paths have diverged – Neutrogena around 200 miles to the south-west of first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat on the water, and gaining around 40 miles in the past 24 hours. ... [more]  

For the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports. ... [more]  

On a high octane first day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on Monday (26 January) Giles Scott, Alison Young and the Paralympian Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas saw the best possible start to their 2015 sailing seasons with double race victories. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

RC44 World Championship Leg 1 - RC44 Valletta Cup preview
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team Day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -Finn class -testing conditions on Day 1
ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video
America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie, BAR
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase
Quantum Key West Race Week: Four GC32's make spectacular USA debut
Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard!
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins
Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history   
Barcelona World Race - First of the iconic Great Capes has been passed   
Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour   
Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win??   
Stephanie Roble, 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year   
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage   
Oakcliff Awarded Joe Prosser Award at US Sailing NSPS 2015   
20 Nations head for 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta   
Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish   
Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5   
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race – Gala prizegiving marks end of event   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice Of Race online   
Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released   
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT