In preparation for the 12th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2014 (RLIR), the fleet of racers, cruisers, multihulls and sport boats will venture on to the waters of Bass Harbor in Langkawi today to shake out sails, test sea and weather conditions and coordinate crew efforts in their pursuit of the coveted prizes and trophies offered during the 5 day Royal Langkawi International Regatta.
Hoist the Blue Peter Highlights
The day started with blue skies, sunshine and excellent wind out of the ENE at 10-12 knots. Perfect sailing weather! For a scheduled start of 0930, the Start Boat was on station and ready to go by 0900 just waiting for all the yachts to arrive out on Bass Harbour.
Aeolus Calls Highlights
The day was as expected for a Coastal Course race at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta; 10 to 12 knots of ENE breeze, a slight chop on a half meter sea running moderately out of the NE and the local attraction of the Kuala Kedah ferry barging through the race course every hour on the hour.
Taking Your Lumps Highlights
“If you’re not getting close to capsize, you’re probably not pushing hard enough” – James Spithill, ORACLE Racing Team, USA
Boreas Bellows Highlights
“The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
The realist trims the sails.”
– William Arthur Ward
When The Wind Blows Highlights
“….raise your sail one foot and you get 10 feet of wind.” – Chinese Proverb
Anchors Aweigh Highlights