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32nd 'Raja Muda' launches 18 November

by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia 11 Sep 2022 00:43 PDT 18-26 November 2022
Antipodes. Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2019 © Guy Nowell / RMSIR

The Organising Committee of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta announced some time ago that they were planning to run the event again this year, pandemic restrictions permitting.

We are happy to report that this is now confirmed, and the dates are: 18-26 November 2022. Catch up on details at

The entry lists are open, and there are 21 names in the list already. Watch out for Rolf Heemskerk’s Farr 40 The Next Factor keen to roll over their win from the last full scale RMSIR, in 2019. Likewise Max Palleschi IOR Farr 40, Prime Factor in Div 3, ready to rock n roll. After years of no air conditioning and a too-small fridge, veteran RMSIR Simon Piff has entered the luxury league with the Beneteau 50, Firstlight, sparring with Hans Rahman’s Yasooda in the Premier division for the Jugra Cup.

The regatta will follow in the familiar wake of previous years, with passage races from Port Klang to Pangkor, then Penang, and lastly Langkawi. In-port racing will take place in Penang and Langkawi. And of course there will be social events at each stop. Of course!

The Multihulls will join in with the main fleet from Penang onwards as before, although any that wish to enter the first 2 passage races (Klang-Pangkor-Penang) are welcome to do so for fun/practice. (Any crew coming from Phuket to join a multihull in Penang might be interested to know that Firefly have just started a Phuket-Penang flight that may be of use).

There’s an Early Bird discount for those that get their name in before 30 September, so stop sucking your teeth and get on with it. The baggage truck service has had to be suspended for health and safety reasons, but the RSYC to RLYC service will still run if there is sufficient demand. Fees for transportation can only be set once numbers are known. So if you think you want to use this service please contact RMSIR Secretariat by email before 15 October, giving your boat name, contact email and an estimate of the items you want moving.

Trackers will be in use again this year to enable automated finishes on passage races, plus the ability of friends ashore to see how you are doing. This year the update frequency has been increased to provide better track resolution.

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The Raja Muda is only two years younger than the Phuket King’s Cup, and those crews and boats that like doing the two famous regattas back-to-back will be delighted to know that the King’s Cup is also back this year, in its proper spot in the calendar. This year it is 5-10 December, and 3-6 December for the dinghy classes.