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17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 2

by Royal Langkawi Yacht Club 9 Jan 05:49 PST 8-12 January, 2019
2019 Royal Langkawi International Regatta, Day 2 © Andy Leong / RLIR 2019

Wind conditions were perfect at 13-16 knots, and Principal Race Officer of the 17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2019 Simon James had decided to set up the race course along the east of Langkawi Island, as the wind forecast here was ideal.

Sailing teams manoeuvred through choppy waters and swells of waves of up to 0.8meters, as they set sail on the second day of the RLIR 2019.

The first race was flagged off at 9:30am, with the Racing Class being gunned off first. This was followed by IRC 1, IRC 2 and the other classes. RLIR 2019 Day 2 saw a total of three races for all classes, except White Sail, which had two races.

Along the way until noon, SCS Janda Baik and Uranus under the Racing Class and Allegro under the Multihull Class, retired from their third, second and third races respectively, due to some technical issues.

At the end of the race day, the Racing Class once again saw Team Hollywood leading, followed closely by THA72. The Malaysian teams in the Racing Class, encountered mishaps along the way with damaged sails and penalties imposed upon them.

"Overall, after Day 2 of the RLIR 2019, it is clear which team is leading in their respective classes. We wish them all the best, in particular, for the round the island race which comes up in the next few days," said Tayfun Koksal, RLIR 2019 Regatta Director.

The top placed sailing team will win the coveted Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy (Racing class) upon an aggregated of best scores under this category, at the end of the week.

The 17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2019 takes place in Kuah, Kedah between 8 and 12 January 2019.

Organised by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC), the RLIR 2019 saw 35 new entrants and the re-emergence of veteran sailors from 8 countries - Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Thailand.

Malaysia is represented by 19 sailing boats.

Participating teams compete in seven classes such as the Racing Class, IRC 1, IRC 2, Sportsboat, Club Cruising, Multihull, and White Sail.

Trophies and awards include the coveted Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy (Racing Class), the LADA-International Racing Class Challenge Trophy (IRC 1 Class), RLIR-International Racing Class Challenge Trophy (IRC 2 Class), the Commodore's Challenge Cup (Club Cruising Class), Langkawi Sports Trophy (Sportsboat Class), as well as the Malaysia Multihull Challenge Cup (Multihull Class).

RLIR 2019 is organised in partnership with Tourism Malaysia, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, the Malaysia Sailing Association and the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).

Overall standings after Race Day 2 for all classes:

Racing Class (Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy)

  • Team Hollywood, skippered by Ray Roberts - score of 4
  • THA72, skippered by Kevin Whitcraft - score of 8
  • SCS Janda Baik, skippered by Mohd Khairul and Shahril Zakaria - score of 14
LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy (IRC 1 class)
  • Mata Hari KL Registry, skippered by Vincent Chan - score of 5
  • Char Chan, skippered by Kazuki Kihara - score of 8
  • MegaZip, skippered by Alexey Mashkin - score of 9
RLIR-IRC Challenge Trophy (IRC 2 class)
  • Phoenix, skippered by Niels Degenkolw - score of 5
  • APW Endeavour of Whitby, skippered by Stuart Williamson - score of 6
  • The Blue Angel, skippered by Jeremy Camps - score of 11
Commodore's Challenge Cup (Club Cruising class)
  • Iseulta, skippered by Tristram Denyer - score of 6
  • Marikh, skippered by Hasani Hassan - score of 7
  • VG Offshore, skippered by Rama Menon - score of 11
Langkawi Sports Trophy (Sportsboat class)
  • MSA Team, skippered by Muhd Uzzair Amin - score of 5
  • Navy 1, skippered by Harisfabillah Muhamat - score of 9
  • RSYC Team, skippered by Rizal Mahadi Sazli - score of 9
Malaysia Multihull Challenge Cup (Multihull class)
  • Fugazi, skippered by Dan Fidock - score of 5
  • Twin Sharks, skippered by John Newnham - score of 6
  • Allegro, skippered by Bob McIntyre - score of 13
White Sail
  • Chantique, skippered by A'dale Adham Ayahudin - score of 3
  • Eveline, skippered by Dato' Richard Curtis - score of 3
  • Linda, skippered by Woodrow Jack Christensen - score of 7

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