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Line up, line up, for the 14th Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Hold on to your hat...! Oi! rounds the top mark. Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015Guy Nowell ©

Royal Langkawi International Regatta

The organisers of the 14th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2016 report that they are all set to welcome their regular favourites as well as a number of newcomers who have registered to take part from 11 to 16 January 2016.
Since the launch of registration, 23 boats have entered: 6 new names, 16 regulars and one ‘returning to Langkawi’ after a long hiatus.

The organisers of the 14th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2016 report that they are all set to welcome their regular favourites as well as a number of newcomers who have registered to take part from 11 to 16 January 2016.
Since the launch of registration, 23 boats have entered: 6 new names, 16 regulars and one ‘returning to Langkawi’ after a long hiatus.

Team Ulumulu will be back after a decade-long absence. Skipper Jeremy Koo and his crew come fresh from a sixth place finish in the recent Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. Koo has been racing with other teams over recent years, but is looking forward to being back at the helm and taking on Uranus, Jelik, and Oi! in the IRC Racing Class. Mata Hari and Phoenix are back for another crack at the IRC 1 division. Debutantes at the RLIR include The Blue Angel, Black Baza and Foreign Affair. Other newcomers are Viva Layla, Millennium 2 and Allegro. In the ‘wet and washing machines’ division (the Platu 25 Sports Boats class), the Royal Malaysian Navy will line up against the Malaysian Sailing Association (MSA), Singapore Management University (SMU), Phuket Sailing Club, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) and Team Sharenliza.

Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) Executive Director Wicky Sundram said, “We are so happy to welcome back familiar faces year-on-year, and an equal delight to see new faces in Langkawi. Our regatta is deservedly popular, and we very much hope that the newly-built marina and clubhouse facilities will serve to enhance their experience here even more.”
Social events are also on the calendar, beginning with the Welcome Dinner on 12 January, the daily Awards Ceremonies, and culminating with the Closing Ceremony party on 16 January.

The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, which is currently undergoing redevelopment, now boasts a larger Clubhouse with nine boutique rooms and a new and ever-lively Charlie’s Place, right on the waterfront, where it should be.

Teams will compete for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy – for Racing Class yachts; the Commodore’s Challenge Cup – for participants of Club-registered cruisers; the LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy – for participants in the IRC 1 Class; the Langkawi Sports Trophy – for participants in the Sports Boat Class and the Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup – for participants in the Multihull category.

Line up, line up, for the 14th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Island Fling, IRC 1 start. Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015Guy Nowell ©

The Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award will be presented to the best team for its competitiveness, fair racing and comradeship, on water and land, in memory of the late Founding Chairman and the first Commodore of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC), Almarhum Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah Tuanku Abdul Rahman. ‘Charlie’ for short.

For more information on the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, go tolangkawiregatta.com or contact Wicky Sundram at wickysundram@langkawiyachtclub.com . Enquiries pertaining to RLIR 2016, kindly contact the Regatta Secretariat at office@langkawiregatta.com

Sail-World Asia and Yachtstyle magazine are Official Media Partners of the RLIR.

by RLIR Media

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